Dr. Laura M. Rees, C.Psych.
Dr. Rees graduated with her Ph.D. in Psychology from Carleton University in 1996. Her clinical training was carried out at the SCO Health Service and the Royal Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa. Following graduation she worked at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. Since returning to Ottawa in 1998 she has worked at the Memory Disorder Clinic at the Elisabeth Bruyère Health Centre and at The Ottawa Hospital.
Dr. Rees has training and experience in the area of adult and geriatric neuropsychological assessment, intervention, and rehabilitation; she has been working with clients with both acute and chronic neurological impairments and disabilities. In addition she has experience helping clients and families adjust to the psychological aftermath of cognitive impairment and in dealing with behavioural challenges as a result of brain injury.
She is currently clinical director of the Ottawa Concussion Clinic and clinical leader at The Rehabilitation Centre Behavioural Rehabilitation Service where she works with individuals with moderate to severe brain injuries and significant behavioural disturbances. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Rees is an adjunct professor at Carleton University and has an appointment as clinical professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses, conducts research and is involved in the supervision and training of graduate students. Dr. Rees has been involved in the development of neuropsychological tests and has published articles addressing assessment issues with both neurologically impaired and cognitively intact clients (e.g., normative performance, malingering, information processing).
Clinical Neuropsychological Services
Dr. Rees provides services in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation including adult and geriatric assessment of cognitive disorders associated with aging, neurological and/or medical conditions. She also provides neurobehavioural assessment and intervention following brain injury.