Dr. Karin Christensen is a BC Registered Psychologist (CPBC #1400). She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with Specialization in Neuropsychology, at the University of Victoria. She has worked in settings related to brain injury, neurological and psychiatric conditions, and dementias. These settings include hospitals, a provincial rehabilitation centre, private rehabilitation companies, WorkSafe BC Head Injury Program, a concussion clinic, residential care for elders, and currently, in private practice and with Providence Health Care.
Dr. Christensen focuses on neuropsychological evaluations for individuals who have an acquired brain injury or a neurological condition. She has a special interest in age-related cognitive changes and disorders. She also conducts neuropsychological assessments with a vocational component, evaluating ability to work for individuals who had well-developed and specialized skills before injury or illness. Dr. Christensen includes practical suggestions toward people’s cognitive health, and ways to capitalize on strengths to compensate for weaknesses.
As Dr. Christensen combines training in both neuropsychology and clinical psychology, she can offer a unique lens on many people’s situations by considering the impact of both cognitive profiles and psychological factors. She has collaboratively constructed effective return-to-work plans with clients in disability insurance contexts. She also incorporates cognitive-behavioural elements in her treatment and recommendations as appropriate.
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