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jamie farquhar

Dr. Jamie C. Farquhar, R.Psych. (he/him)




Clinical Expertise

Dr. Farquhar works with adults (ages 18+ years) experiencing: eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia, binge eating disorder, food avoidances and difficulties); body image issues (body dysmorphic disorder, poor body image); anxiety disorders (panic disorder, agoraphobia, phobias, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder); obsessive-compulsive disorderposttraumatic stress disorder; and depression, as well as other psychological conditions and concerns (e.g. impulsivity, emotional difficulties, perfectionism).


Dr. Farquhar is a certified therapist by The Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies. He provides workshops, clinical supervision, and professional consultation in his areas of expertise.


Dr. Farquhar is currently supervising clinical therapists: Jenn Leckey; Eli Otis; Robin Perry and Toni Spinella; and supervising clinical trainees: Andy Kim (Dalhousie University) and Grace Wang (Dalhousie University). 

Education, Clinical Training & Experience

  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology, Concordia University (Montreal, QC)

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology, Concordia University (Montreal, QC)

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Distinction, First Class Honours in Psychology, Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB) 

  • Residency completed at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto, ON)

  • Clinical training completed at the McGill Comprehensive Health Improvement Program (Montreal, QC), and the Eating Disorder Program of the Douglas Mental Health Institute (Montreal, QC)

  • Psychologist with the Eating Disorder Program of the Toronto General Hospital, 2012-2016


Current Activities & Memberships

  • Registered Psychologist (#R0888), Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology 

  • Clinical Associate, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University

  • Certified Member, Canadian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies 

  • Member, Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia


Selected Publications

  • Colton, P. A., Olmsted, M. P., Daneman, D., Farquhar, J. C., Wong, H., Muskat, S., & Rodin, G. M. (2015). Eating disorders in girls and women with type 1 diabetes: A longitudinal study of prevalence, onset, remission and recurrence. Diabetes Care, 38, 1212-7. doi: 10.2337/dc14-2646.

  • Dimitropoulos, G., Farquhar, J. C., Freeman, V., Colton, P., & Olmsted, M. (2015). Pilot study comparing multi-family therapy to single family therapy for adults with anorexia nervosa in an intensive eating disorder program. European Eating Disorders Review, 23, 294-303. doi: 10.1002/erv.2359.

  • Farquhar, J. C. & Wasylkiw, L. (2007). Media images of men: Trends and consequences of body conceptualization.  Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 8, 145-160. doi: 10.1037/1524-9220.8.3.145.

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