Dr. Gloria Grace

London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital

Department of Psychology
339 Windermere Road
London, ON N6A 5A5
Telephone: (519) 663-3467
Email: gloria.grace@lhsc.on.ca

Clinical interests: My clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment regarding a wide range of neurological conditions as referred from a general neurology/neurosurgery hospital service. Patient populations consist of a wide variety of neurological conditions and disorders including but not limited to the dementias (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease), demyelinating disorders (e.g., Multiple Sclerosis), cerebrovascular disorders, CNS infections, tumours, and traumatic brain injury. Patient age ranges from young adults to the very elderly. My theoretical orientation to neuropsychological assessment is best described as a flexible battery approach, which utilizes elements of hypothesis-testing process.

Topics for workshops, seminars: Identifying comorbid neuropsychological symptoms in patients: When to refer to neuropsychology; Provision of test results (feedback) to patients and family ("How to give bad news well"); A general talk on dementia; Talks on specific domains of functioning (e.g., frontal lobe executive skills, memory, attention/concentration, etc.); Talks on specific neurological disorders (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Traumatic brain injury, etc.)

Type of clinical practica: Initial assessment; Advanced assessment; More advanced practica

Types of clients: Adolescent; Adult; Geriatric

Modality: Individual

Theoretical orientation: Flexible battery; Hypothesis-testing approach

Types of client problems: Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Neurocognitive Disorder; Within the context of a neuropsychological assessment, many patients have comorbid problems with depression, anxiety, pain, somatoform disorders, learning disorders, stress and/or personality disorders

Type of supervision you can provide: Student describes case; Co-therapy/Co-interview; Observe student live

Recent students: D. Machado (2016); L. Szota (2017); D. Ladowski (2017); J. Gillies (2018); S. Schulz (2019)

Current students: L. Yosopov (2020)

Clinical mentor (formerly clinical contact person): Available

Research interests: In my past, my primary area of research concerned cognitive dysfunction in motor neuron disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Primary Lateral Sclerosis).

Available to supervise: No


Last updated: November 2, 2020