Dr. Mirisse Foroughe is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Clinical Training and Research at the Family Psychology Centre. She has over 20 years of experience providing assessment and treatment to children and families and has expertise in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Family-Based Treatment (Maudsley FBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
After completing her Master’s degree in Health Psychology, Dr. Foroughe completed a doctorate degree in Clinical-Developmental Psychology at York University. She has trained at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto District School Board, and Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health (formerly the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre). She was Ontario’s first full-time Child and Family Psychologist in a Family Health Team, providing primary care to children, adolescents, and families alongside colleagues in medicine and allied health. Dr. Foroughe currently oversees clinical services at the Family Psychology Centre, providing training and supervision to the clinical team, as well as directs the Emotion Transformation Institute, a clinical research lab investigating emotional change through child and caregiver interventions.
Dr. Foroughe has received numerous awards and accolades for her work, including the OPA Ruth Berman Early Career Psychologist Award, the CPA 2017 PFC Innovative Service Award, and the OPA 2019 Harvey T. Brooker Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. She holds Adjunct Faculty positions with York University as well as the University of Waterloo and is an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor for OISE at the University of Toronto.