Dr. Clarissa Bush, C.Psych.
Dr. Bush has spent her career working with people who are coping with changes in thinking and behaviour brought on by conditions which affect brain functioning. She is committed to creating a caring and respectful environment for clients, with practical solutions to help them understand their unique situation and work towards achieving maximum potential.
Dr. Bush provides services in Clinical Neuropsychology.
Dr. Bush graduated from McGill in 1984 with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Moving to Ottawa in 1985, she worked at St. Vincent Hospital until 1988 and at Elisabeth Bruyère Health Centre from 1988 to 2006. Her experience during this period included assessment and treatment for people suffering from stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and other neurological and physical illnesses. Dr. Bush also spent 14 years with the Memory Disorder Clinic and has consulted extensively to nursing homes. During her period at Elisabeth Bruyère she was Training Director for the CPA accredited internship in clinical neuropsychology and taught psychology students as well as supervising psychologists working towards registration.
Dr. Bush currently divides her time between her position as a neuropsychologist on the oncology team at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, where she is also the Director of Training in Psychology, and her private practice at Queensview Professional Services.
Dr. Bush holds a diplomate from the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. She was part of the team which developed procedures for capacity assessment and between 1995 and 2014 was a Designated Capacity Assessor. She is a Clinical Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa and until 2006 she was an Assistant Professor (VPT) with the Department of Family Medicine. She was a member of the Council of the College of Psychologists of Ontario between 2002 and 2008 and is a past President of the College.