Neuropsychology Practice above the 49th Parallel

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern time
1.5 CE Credits

  Darcy Cox, Psy.D.
Private Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychology Practice
British Columbia and California 

Laura Janzen, Ph.D.
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

This course offers an introductory review of issues specific to neuropsychological practice in Canada, covering the basics of the Canadian health care system, Canadian demographics, and challenges specific to neuropsychological practice within the Canadian context.  It is intended to provide practical information relevant to neuropsychology trainees and practitioners who may be interested in moving to Canada or collaborating with Canadian neuropsychologists.  The webinar will not address specific immigration or work visa issues.

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize and discuss important differences in professional training, licensure, and practice patterns between the United States and Canada.
  2. Describe how cultural and linguistic factors specific to Canada impact the administration and interpretation of neuropsychological tests.
  3. Explain transferability of neuropsychology training and practice between the United States and Canada.  

Target Audience: Students and neuropsychologists practicing in the United States and other countries who would like to learn more about the practice environment for neuropsychologists practicing in Canada.

Instructional Level: Introductory

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Registration closes 30 minutes prior to the live presentation.

Dr. Darcy Cox is a board-certified neuropsychologist practicing in Vancouver, British Columbia and a dual citizen of the United States and Canada.  Dr. Cox earned her Doctorate in Psychology from the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology in 1999. She completed her clinical internship at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center and a National Multiple Sclerosis Society fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. After her fellowship, Dr. Cox began a faculty position in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco and in 2003, she opened a private practice in San Francisco specializing in clinical and forensic neuropsychological evaluations. In 2008, Dr. Cox immigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia.  She has worked as a neuropsychologist at Vancouver General Hospital in the Geriatric Psychiatry Outreach Team program and as a Senior Psychology Advisor through WorkSafeBC while maintaining a small forensic practice.  She is now in full-time private practice as a forensic neuropsychologist and a neuropsychological consultant.  

Dr. Laura Janzen is a board-certified neuropsychologist (subspecialist in pediatric neuropsychology) practicing in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Janzen earned her Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Victoria in Clinical Psychology (Emphasis in Clinical Neuropsychology) in 2001.  Following pre-doctoral internship training at the London Health Sciences Center in London, Ontario, Dr. Janzen moved to the United States to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY.  She then returned to Canada and has worked in hospital and rehabilitation settings.  She is currently employed at the Hospital for Sick Children, engaged in clinical work, research and training.