Ontario Psychiatric Association
Dr. Diana Kljenak is an Assistant Professor and a Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Lead for the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry. She is a staff psychiatrist in the Community Mental Health Program at the University Health Network in Toronto and a consulting psychiatrist for the Central Toronto and Regent Park Community Health Centers. Her primary teaching and clinical interests include both collaborative care and psychotherapy. She is a Psychotherapy Coordinator at the UHN Centre for Mental Health as well as the CBT Psychotherapy Core Curriculum Block Coordinator and CBT seminar co-lead. She is a collaborative care supervisor and CBT supervisor at the UHN Centre for Mental Health. Dr. Kljenak is the President of the Ontario Psychiatric Association and a Co-chair of the Ontario Coalition of Psychiatrists. She is active in the Canadian Psychiatric Association as a member of its Membership Affairs Committee. Dr. Kljenak was formerly a co-chair of the Collaborative Mental Health Working Group at the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry and Department of Family and Community Medicine. She serves on the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Faculty Development, Continuing Professional & Practice Development and Psychotherapy Committee. She is an accreditation reviewer for the Department of Psychiatry through University of Toronto Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development. Her continuous medical education activities include organizing a very successful Bi-Annual UHN Department of Psychiatry Community Education Day, now in its 5th year as well as co-chairing Continuing Professional & Practice Development Conference Planning Committee. Dr.Kljenak is a sought-after speaker and has presented at provincial, national and international conferences. Dr. Kljenak has also been invited as a visiting professor to University of Tampere and Southern Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Centre, Helsinki, Finland. Dr. Kljenak received the Best Poster Award, third place at the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s 61st Annual Conference.
Dr. Kljenak’s interests include continuous medical education, interprofessional education, public education, collaborative care and psychotherapy. Her special interest is in the development of a higher level of course evaluation that would reflect how CME enhances competency and performance.