David Kolton, Ph.D., C. Psych.

David Kolton, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Registered Psychologist


Head, Adult Services

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Dr. Kolton is a registered psychologist practicing in the areas of clinical and forensic psychology whose clinical experience includes specializing in forensic assessment and treatment of individuals in conflict with the law. He has specific experience and expertise with high risk/high need offenders and providing clinical services to mentally disordered offenders. Prior to joining FPS on a full-time basis in 2006, Dr. Kolton held a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba. He worked clinically in the position of Forensic Clinical Psychologist based at the Health Sciences Centre and the Selkirk Mental Health Centre.

Dr. Kolton had also previously been employed as a psychologist with the Correctional Service of Canada at the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Abbotsford, BC and at Stony Mountain Institution, just outside of Winnipeg. Dr. Kolton completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Manitoba and graduated with his doctorate from the Clinical Psychology Program at Simon Fraser University. His clinical and research interests include violence risk assessment, coercion into treatment, community risk management implementation, and high-risk mentally disordered offender assessment and treatment.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Psychology – Simon Fraser University, 2002
  • Master of Arts, Department of Psychology – Simon Fraser University, 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Department of Psychology – University of Manitoba, 1993

Practice Areas

  • Adult Treatment & Assessment
  • Consultation and Training