Dr Erin Warriner, CPsych is a Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with practice areas in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology across all ages. From working in a variety of acute and rehabilitation hospitals, university-based counselling clinic and private practice settings, she has extensive experience in psychological assessment and treatment:
Dr Warriner received her Master’s and PhD degrees in Clinical Psychology with Neuropsychology subspecialty from the University of Windsor (2001 & 2004), including educational and clinical training opportunities with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in assessment and psychotherapy. She completed an American and Canadian Psychological Associations (APA/CPA)-accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship at London Health Sciences in the Clinical Neuropsychology track (2003-2004) and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Hamilton Health Sciences in the Acquired Brain Injury and Rehabilitation Programs (2004-2005).
- Psychological & Diagnostic Assessments
- Psychoeducational Assessments
- Neuropsychological Assessments
- Cognitive Remediation and Rehabilitation
- Psychological Therapy
Dr Warriner worked at McMaster Children’s Hospital for 12 years (2004-2016) providing diagnostic psychological, rehabilitation, developmental, neuropsychological, and psycho-educational assessments for children and adolescents with a wide variety of neurological, psychiatric, genetic, developmental, and general medical conditions, such as:
Dr Warriner was also the Neuropsychologist on the Integrated Stroke Unit specialized interdisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation team at Hamilton General Hospital (2006-2014). She provided adults and seniors with neuropsychological assessments and emotional/behavioural evaluations and worked with the team on identifying cognitive problems, providing differential and comorbid diagnoses, formulating rehabilitation strategies and treatment plans, and offering support for behavioural issues and difficulties coping/adjustment. She saw individuals with a variety of neurological and medical conditions, such as:
- Concussion & Brain Injury
- Asperger Syndrome & Autism
- Nonverbal Learning Disability
- Academic Learning Disability
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Dr Warriner opened her own private practice in 2009, providing developmental, psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological diagnostic assessments and treatment to children, adults and seniors.
- Strokes & Aneurysms
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Vascular & Alzheimer’s Dementias
- Heart Disease & Diabetes
- Depression, Anxiety, or Adjustment/Coping Difficulties
Additionally, Dr Warriner has held a part-time Assistant Professor (Adjunct) position in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. She was formerly the Director of Training for the Clinical Neuropsychology Pre-doctoral Residency Program at Hamilton Health Sciences (2013-2016). She has research interests and published works in the areas of the utility and validity of neuropsychological measures and cognitive screening tools; the influence of various biological/psychosocial factors on cognitive and emotional manifestations in acquired brain injury; and adjustment/coping with changes in medical/neurological conditions.
Dr Warriner’s curriculum vitae can be made available on request.
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Dr Kathy Smolewska, CPsych is a Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in the areas of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology. She provides clinical psychological and neuropsychological assessment services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. She obtained her Master’s and PhD degrees in Clinical Psychology at the University of Waterloo (2006 & 2012), as well as more focused training in neuropsychology through practica at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She completed a Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)-accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), where she worked with individuals across the lifespan. She completed her Supervised Practice at HHS, working in the Acquired Brain Injury Program, Integrated Stroke Program, and Pediatric Neuropsychology Service. She currently holds a position as a Neuropsychologist in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at HHS where she is involved in assessment, treatment, and supervision. Additionally, Dr. Smolewska is the current Director of Training for the Neuropsychology Pre-doctoral Residency training program at HHS and holds a part-time Assistant Professor (Adjunct) position in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. She is a current member of the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) and National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN). Dr Smolewska’s curriculum vitae can be made available on request.
Dr Justine Spencer, CPsych (Supervised Practice) is a Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologist of Ontario with practice areas in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology with adults and seniors. She obtained her PhD degree in Psychology from McMaster University (2015), where her research focused on examining the brain-behaviour mechanisms underlying social and visual perceptual deficits in persons with Schizophrenia. Clinically, Dr Spencer completed a Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Hamilton Health Sciences. She has also completed clinical training at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and Baycrest Health Centre. In addition, Dr Spencer currently works as a Clinical Neuropsychologist on the Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at the Hamilton General Hospital. She is a current member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and Ontario Psychological Association (OPA). Dr Spencer’s curriculum vitae can be made available on request.
Dr Narmeen Ammari, CPsych (Supervised Practice) is a Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologist of Ontario with practice areas in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology with adults and seniors. She completed her Master's degree (2009) and PhD degree (2016) in Clinical Psychology at York University. Over the past 7 years, Dr Ammari has completed training and clinical experience in both assessment and treatment at the Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System (Neuropsychology, Memory Intervention, and Clinical Rehabilitation), West Park Healthcare Centre in Toronto (Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health Program), the Rotman Research Institute of Baycrest, Toronto Western Hospital (Epilepsy and Movement Disorders), the Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia, and the York University Psychology Clinic. Her primary area of practice pertains to neuropsychological assessment of acquired brain injury (e.g., stroke, brain tumours, traumatic brain injury, etc.), neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias), and mental health conditions. Additionally, she also provides evidence-based therapy to support adults and seniors with various challenges, including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury. She is a recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association's Certificate for Academic Excellence (2009) and has held several prestigious and highly competitive national and provincial awards. She is a current member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). Dr Ammari’s curriculum vitae can be made available on request.
Developmental & School Entry Educational Planning Assessments (~18 months to 6 years)
Psycho-educational & Clinical Diagnostic Assessments (~7 to 21 years)
Neuropsychological & Clinical Diagnostic Assessments (All ages from 5 years +)
Neurocognitive Screening Assessments for Seniors
Cogmed Working Memory Training™ (All ages from 4 years +)
Cognitive Neurorehabilitation & Individual Psychological Therapy
Education & Consultation
Phone: (905) 643-1877
Fax: (905) 643-4941
The Hamilton Business Park
1100 South Service Road, Suite 224
Easily accessed - just off the QEW Niagara, located between Fruitland Rd & Fifty Rd
Also providing psychological and neuropsychological services to residents of:
- St. Catharines
- Niagara Falls