Dr. Sarah Greer, R.Psych.
Dr. Sarah Greer jointly specializes in the neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation, and in the clinical treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, particularly those that are related to health and/or brain injury or neurological disorders in adults and adolescents. A neuropsychological assessment may be helpful to understand the nature, impact and severity of impairments, can help individuals to gain an understanding of how their symptoms might be affecting them, and can provide recommendations regarding the management or rehabilitation of symptoms. Dr. Greer has conducted neuropsychological assessments in a variety of clinical and hospital settings for a variety of presentations, including Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation, Neurological Disorders (e.g. Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Korsakoff’s), and Dementia, including Early Onset Dementia. She also provides assessments for Adult ADHD.
Currently, Dr. Greer works part-time in the role of Neuropsychologist at Richmond Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health), where she provides neuropsychological assessments for an interdisciplinary service. She has completed a 6-month, part-time Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Headwise Rehabilitation, where she specialized in working with individuals with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). She continues to provide neuropsychological assessments for Headwise Rehabilitation in the capacity of Consultant Psychologist, and is an Associate in Dr William Koch’s Forensic Psychology Practice.
In her clinical work, Dr. Greer is committed to best practice standards and has received specialist training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) from the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, a widely recognized centre of excellence in CBT training and research. She believes strongly in patient-centred, collaborative formulations, treatment plans and neuropsychological assessments that are founded on practice-based evidence. Dr. Greer has also received training in and attended specialist workshops on Mindfulness (also known as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy), which research suggests can be particularly helpful for recurrent depression and coping with chronic pain, as well as other types of anxiety and mood-related difficulties.
Dr. Greer received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford and worked as a Registered Clinical Psychologist in the UK before returning to her hometown of Vancouver in October 2013. She has worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years, and has always enjoyed being part of a team. Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Greer teaches undergraduate psychology courses on a part-time basis at Kwantlen Polytechnic University; the courses that she has taught include “Neuropsychology”, “Psychopathology”, “Advanced Topics in Psychopathology”, “Adult Development”, “Aging”, and “Introductory Psychology”. She is the co-author of the Instructor’s Manual for the Canadian textbook, “Adolescence”.