Dr. Power has been practicing psychology since 2004. She is a doctoral level licensed Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, registered with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology and the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario and went on to pursue a National Cancer Institute of Canada Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Psychosocial Oncology. She is also a lawyer with a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, formerly practicing in Ontario.
Dr. Power’s background includes both academic and professional roles, numerous research publications and a significant breadth and depth of clinical experience. Specifically, her areas of specialty include Clinical, Neuropsychological, Health and Rehabilitation Psychology. Her clinical work has focussed particularly on Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for depression, anxiety disorders, chronic pain, trauma, and a wide range of stress-related illnesses. She has also been trained to incorporate EMDR techniques and Sport Psychology adaptations to her toolbox of interventions. She has held positions with the University of Western Ontario, the Alberta Cancer Board, the Calgary Health Region, the University of Calgary, the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre, Dalhousie University, the Capital District Health Authority associated Partners For Healthier Weight Program and the Colchester East Hants Health Authority Persistent Pain Treatment Program. She is a member of the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers, the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators.
Dr. Power’s current work specializes in Comprehensive Psychological Assessments and Neuropsychological Assessments. Her experience in assessments spans twenty years and includes independent medical and disability assessments for disputes in Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia. She is certified as a Medical-Legal Expert and Catastrophic Impairment Evaluator with the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators/Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment and has also been qualified to act as an expert witness by the NS courts, WCB and insurance tribunals.