Dr. Bob King has devoted a large portion of his 30 year career in psychiatry to supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum with co-existing mental health concerns.
He spearheaded the development of regional psychiatric programs for dually-diagnosed individuals in Northeastern and Northwestern Ontario. He has contributed to team development and assessment process development at Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Kinark Child and family Services, the Community Consultative Service of the Dual Diagnosis Program at the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health, the Assertive Treatment Team for the Dually Diagnosed at the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital and the Dual Diagnosis programs at the North Bay Psychiatric Hospital, the North Bay Regional Health Centre and the Kenora Association for Community Living . He has been blessed to teach throughout North America and has published extensively in the fields of Dual Diagnosis and Autism.

He strongly believes in a strengths-based biopsychosocial spiritual approach to care delivered by interdisciplinary teams. He’s thrilled to be part of such a process at Dori Zener & Associates.

Client Focus: Teens and adults (age 16 years and older) seeking neurodevelopmental diagnostic clarification and autistic individuals (age 10 years and older) seeking psychiatric assessment.

Services: GP referral required. Currently seeing existing Dori Zener & Associates clients only. 

1. Psychiatric Assessment: For individuals age 10 years and older with an existing autism diagnosis.

  • A comprehensive assessment of co-occurring mental health concerns (eg. Attention Deficit Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder)
  • Review of past medication trials and currently prescribed medications
  • Pharmacological and psychotherapeutic recommendations
  • Fee: $50 one time admin fee, OHIP covered

2. Neurodevelopmental Assessment: For individuals 16 years and older seeking to identify and understand their neurodevelopmental profile.

  • A comprehensive team assessment based on a biopsychosocial spiritual formulation addressing the possibility that the client is on the Autism Spectrum and has co-occurring mental health concerns. Consultation with therapy team and comprehensive report included. Option to connect with Job Coaching services. 
  • Fee for service 
  • Stay tuned for more information.

Appointment Options: Online video appointments

Medical School: University of Toronto, 1980-1984, M.D. (Hons) Awarded June 1984. LMCC, May 1984
Queen’s University, Department of Family Medicine, Family Medicine Residency, July 1984 –June 1987
Queen’s University, Department of Psychiatry, Second Year Resident, July 1987 – June 1988
University of Western Ontario, Department of Psychiatry, Third and Fourth Year Resident, July 1991 – June 1993
FRCP (Psychiatry) June 1993

Recent Publications

Stoddart, K.P., Barke L., and King R. (2012). Asperger Syndrome in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians, New York, NY:WW Norton Inc.

King, Robert.  Charting for a Purpose – Phase II:  Optimal Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.  (2006) Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities, 9(2):54-68.

Gardner, I. William, Dosen, Anton, Griffiths, M. Dorothy, King, Robert. (2006) Practice Guidelines For Diagnostic, Treatment and Related Support Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Serious Behavioral Problems. NADD Press.

King, R., Stavrackaki, C, Gedye, A. Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, in Fletcher R. Loschen, E, Stavrackaki, C, First M. (2007) Diagnostic Manual – Intellectual Disability (DM-ID): A Textbook of Diagnostic of Mental Disorders in Persons with Intellectual Disability, Kingston NY: NADD Press.