Dr. Colotla completed his undergraduate studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and subsequently obtained M.A. (University of Toronto) and Ph.D. (York University) degrees in psychology. He is a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia (CPBC #1017). Throughout the years he has held academic positions in Mexico, the United States, and Canada; for the past 23 years he has been working as psychologist for a branch of the Provincial government of British Columbia and in his private clinical psychology practice.
He has published articles on psychological testing such as the MMPI-2 and the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI). He is currently involved in a project to standardize a Spanish version of the PAI in a Mexican population. Other publications have addressed depression and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Dr. Colotla is Spanish-speaking and has extensive experience in medico-legal psychological assessments of motor vehicle accidents or work-related injuries and conditions, as well as of individuals wishing to pursue religious vocations. He is open to consider other referrals for complex psychological assessments.
Colotla, V. A., Bowman, M., & Shercliffe, R. (2001). Test-retest stability of MMPI-2 profiles in injured workers. Psychological Assessment, 13, 572-576.
Cheung, E., Alvaro, R., & Colotla, V. A. (2003). Psychological distress in workers with traumatic upper- or lower-limb amputations following industrial injuries. Rehabilitation Psychology, 48, 109-112.
MacDonald, H. A., Colotla, V. A., Flamer, S., & Karlinsky, H. (2003). Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the workplace: A descriptive study of workers experiencing PTSD resulting from work injury. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 13, 63-77.
Livingston, R. B., Jennings, E., Colotla, V. A., Reynolds, C. R., & Shercliffe, R. J. (2006). MMPI-2 code-type congruence of injured workers. Psychological Assessment, 18(1), 126-130.
Shercliffe, R. J., & Colotla, V. A. (2009). MMPI-2 profiles in civilian PTSD: An examination of differential responses between victims of crime and industrial accidents. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 24, 349-360.
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