Victor A. Colotla, Ph.D.
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.