Dr. Correne DeCarlo, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Dr. Correne DeCarlo is a registered Clinical Neuropsychologist in the province of Alberta and has trained and practiced clinically in British Columbia and Alberta. She earned her PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Victoria, a renowned school for neuropsychology training in North America. As a neuropsychologist, Correne has trained and worked with adolescents, adults and older adults in private practice, community clinics, rehabilitation centres and hospital settings and has extensive experience working with a wide range of clinical presentations, from neurodegenerative diseases, acquired and traumatic brain injury to severe mental health presentations. At PARS, Correne commonly completes disability and insurance evaluations, as well as forensic neuropsychological assessments, concussion assessments, comprehensive psychological assessments, capacity evaluations and vocational assessments. Correne also consults with local brain injury associations to provide supportive services to clients with chronic cognitive impairments secondary to acquired and / or traumatic brain injury. Correne continues to contribute to the scientific literature in the field of cognitive aging, frequently attends national and international conferences and presents research findings pertaining to healthy cognitive aging for community groups / agencies. Correne is an avid downhill skier and abstract painter and enjoys traveling and spending time with her growing family.
Dr. Irene Liu, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Dr. Irene Liu completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Calgary and an accredited pre-doctoral internship at the London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium (Neuropsychology Track). Currently, she is a registered Clinical Neuropsychologist at Pachet Assessment Rehabilitation Services and Alberta Health Services. She provides assessment services to patients with a variety of presenting neurological and psychological problems. Dr. Liu has been involved with multiple clinical research projects, including studies of stroke and other neurological disorders, depression, spatial disorders, and schizophrenia. She is an Adjunct Professor at St. Mary’s University.
Sarah Vanderveen, MSc.
Sarah Vanderveen has worked as a Registered Clinical Psychologist for PARS for the past five years (registered with CAP in May 2013). She routinely completes comprehensive psychological assessments, cognitive assessments, and capacity assessments. She previously worked as a psychological assistant for PARS (2009 to 2012) and at the Halvar Jonson Centre for Brain Injury in Ponoka, Alberta (2005 to 2009). Sarah has specific and relevant training in capacity assessment, dual diagnosis, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder assessment and treatment. She is currently the consulting psychologist for the Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI) where she provides consultation within the context of a multidisciplinary team, as well as counselling with clients and families who have been affected by brain injury. Sarah continues to provide presentations and education around emotional and behavioural changes secondary to brain injury, as well as adjustment to disability for individuals and caregivers. In addition, she maintains a small caseload of individual and family counselling clients.