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Dr. Michelle Kincade
Dr. Kincade is a registered psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists in private practice in Calgary specializing in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology. Her training and experience includes people of all age ranges, so she is pleased to offer her services to children, teens, adults and seniors. Her background education began with the completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Psychology at the University of British Columbia followed by a Masters of Science in Psychology at the University of Alberta. Dr. Kincade worked, studied and performed research in the area of geriatrics and dementia for several years.
Dr. Kincade continued her studies in St. Louis, Missouri where she pursued her doctoral training at the APA accredited Clinical Psychology Program at Washington University. The Clinical Psychology program provided intensive education and training in issues related to mental health and well-being. In addition to assessing aspects of personality, emotion, psychopathology and psychological health, Dr. Kincade gained extensive training and several years of supervised experience providing psychotherapy-based solutions.
While completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Kincade simultaneously completed specialized education and rigorous training in Clinical Neuropsychology. Clinical Neuropsychology is a subspecialty of clinical psychology that focuses on in-depth understanding of the brain and how different areas of the brain influence aspects of thinking skills, emotional and behavioural functioning. Clinical neuropsychology also involves assessing how neurological injuries, disorders or diseases impact one’s abilities. In the course of Dr. Kincade’s training, she received supervised clinical experience for over 6 years in a variety of acute-care and rehabilitation hospital settings. During this time, she worked with patients with a variety of medical and neurological conditions.
During her doctoral training, Dr. Kincade was also actively engaged in doing neuroimaging research at the highly respected Washington University School of Medicine. She performed research studies using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to investigate many neuropsychological and neuroscience questions. Dr. Kincade’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Nature Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience and Cerebral Cortex and has been presented at international neurosciences conferences.
After completing her Ph.D. education, Dr. Kincade came to Calgary to complete her APA and CPA accredited internship at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the Foothills Medical Centre where she gained further experience in the areas of Pediatric Neuropsychology, Adult Neuropsychology, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD) and Family Therapy.
She went on to work at the Calgary Learning Centre where she gained invaluable experience in providing psychoeducational assessments for children, adolescents and adults. She provided assessments to evaluate whether students suffered from specific learning disabilities or clinically significant attention problems and made recommendations for educational interventions to help optimize students’ learning.
Dr. Kincade then joined the Neurosciences Division at the Alberta Children’s Hospital as a Clinical Neuropsychologist. She was the neuropsychologist on the Brain Injury Team and also worked with patients suffering from a wide variety of neurological conditions such as epilepsy, stroke, brain tumours, multiple sclerosis among others.
As a result of her cumulative training, Dr. Kincade has extensive experience in providing clinical psychology and neuropsychological assessment services to clients across the lifespan. She is able to offer a very comprehensive range of services and her practice consists of a combination of assessment, consultation and therapy.
Dr. Kincade has been involved with a number of research projects focused on functional neuroimaging designed to understand how various cognitive processes (particularly involving attention) are accomplished by the brain. She also studied how people who suffered from brain damage following a stroke, recovered certain types of abilities. This type of research is also known as “neuroplasticity”. If you are interested in learning more about her research, please feel free to explore the following links to some of her research publications.Neural Basis and Recovery of Spatial Attention Deficits in Spatial Neglect
An Event-Related fMRI Study of Voluntary and Stimulus-Driven Orienting of Attention - Journal of Neuroscience
Neural Systems for Visual Orienting and Their Relationship to Spatial Working Memory - Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Two Neural Systems for Visual Orienting and the Pathophysiology of Unilateral Spatial Neglect (Chapter) - The Cognitive and Neural Bases of Spatial Neglect – Oxford University Press
Reactivation of Networks Involved in Preparatory States - Cerebral Cortex
Voluntary Orienting is Dissociated from Target Detection in Human Posterior Parietal Cortex - Nature Neuroscience
Neural Basis and Recovery of Spatial Attention Deficits in Spatial Neglect Nature - Neuroscience
Dr. Andrea Jubinville
Dr. Jubinville is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist. She completed her Ph.D. in School and Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Alberta and has worked in different capacities over the last 10 years for Alberta Health Services, the University of Calgary, the University of Alberta as well as within community mental health clinics and schools. Dr. Jubinville is passionate about children and always knew she wanted to devote her time and energy to a career that would involve helping children and their families.
Dr. Jubinville has expertise in conducting psychoeducational assessments with children and adolescents who have various social, emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges. Her graduate program provided extensive experience and training in the clinical assessment, intervention, consultation, and prevention of psychological disorders in childhood including: Intellectual Developmental Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disorders, Giftedness, Anxiety, Depression, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also has specialized training in play therapy and has worked with children who have experienced significant trauma, abuse, and neglect.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Jubinville has a strong interest in neuropsychology and has spent many years researching sports related concussion. Her doctoral research focused on the psychosocial outcomes of sports related concussion in youth (13-17 year old) ice hockey players. She spent considerable time over the course of her graduate training tracking elite ice hockey teams across Calgary and Edmonton. Her research examined the long term implications of sport related concussion on the social, emotional and intellectual well-being of youth. Dr. Jubinville has presented her research at National and International conferences and has been a public speaker at concussion information seminars in the community. Additionally, Dr. Jubinville has various publications related to her research in concussion and is an author for the textbook: Assessing and Treating Low Incidence/High Severity Psychological Disorders of Childhood (2011).Research Publications:
Krol AL, Coutts SB, Simon JE, Hill MD, Sohn CH & Demchuk AM. (2005). A High proportion of motor or speech TIA patients show perfusion abnormalities despite resolution of symptoms. Stroke, 36 (11), 2487-2489.
Pexman, P. M., Glenwright, M., Krol, A., & James, T. (2005). An acquired taste: Children’s perceptions of humor and teasing in verbal irony. Discourse Processes, 40, 259-288.
P.N. Sylaja, Dzialowski, I., Krol, A., Roy, J., Federico, P., & Demchuk, A. (2006). Role of CT angiography in thrombolysis decision-making for patients with presumed seizure at stroke onset. Stroke 37 (3), 915-917.
Saqqur M, Hill MD, Alexandrov AV, Roy J, Schebel M, Krol A, Garami Z, Shuaib A, & Demchuk A. (2006). Derivation of power M-mode transcranial doppler criteria for angiographic proven MCA occlusion. Journal of Neuroimaging, 16, 323-328.
Krol AL, Dzialowski I, Roy J, Puetz V, Subramaniam S, Coutts SB, & Demchuk A. (2007). Incidence of radiocontrast nephropathy in patients undergoing acute stroke CT-angiography. Stroke, 38, 2364-2366.
P.N. Sylaja, Puetz, V., Dzialowski, I., Krol, A, Hill, MD., Demchuk, A.M. (2008). Prognostic value of CT angiography in patients with suspected vertebrobasilar ischemia. Journal of Neuroimaging, 18, 46-49.
P.N.Sylaja, Coutts, S.B., Krol, A., Hill, MD., & Demchuk, AM. (2008). When to expect negative diffusion-weighted images in stroke and transient ischemic attack. Stroke, 39, 1898-900.
Puetz, V., Dzialowski, I., Hill, MD., Subramaniam, S., P.N.Sylaja, Krol, A, O’Reilly, C., Hudon, ME, Hu, WY, Coutts, SB, Barber, PA., Watson, T., Roy, J., & Demchuk, AM. (2008). Intracranial thrombus extent predicts clinical outcome,final infarct size and hemorrhagic transformation in ischemic stroke: the clot burden score. International Journal of Stroke, 3, 230-236.
Puetz, V., Dzialowski, I., Coutts, S.B., Hill, M.D., Krol, A.L., O’Reilly, C., Goyal, M., & Demchuk, A.M. (2009). Frequency and clinical course of stroke and TIA patients with intracranial nonocclusive thrombus on CT angiography. Stroke, 40, 193-199.
P.N.Sylaja, Dzialowski, I,Puetz, V., Eliasziw, M., Hill, MD., Krol, A., O’Reilly, C. & Demchuk, AM. (2009). Does intravenous rtPA benefit patients in the absence of CT angiographically visible intracranial occlusion? Neurology India, 57, 739-743.
Mrazik, M., Bawani, F., & Krol, A.L. (2011). Sport related concussions: Knowledge translation among minor hockey coaches. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 21, 315-319.
Krol, A.L., Mrazik, M., Naidu, D., Brooks, B.L., & Iverson, G.L. (2011). Assessment of symptoms in a concussion management program: Method influences outcome. Brain Injury, 25, 1300-1305.
Brooks, B.L., Sherman, E.M.S., & Krol, A.L. (2011). Utility of TOMM Trial 1 as an indicator of effort in children and adolescents. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 27, 23-29.
McKay, C.D., Brooks, B.L., Mrazik, M., Jubinville, A.L., & Emery, C. (2014). Psychometric properties and reference values for the ImPACT neurocognitive test battery in a sample of elite youth ice hockey players. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 29, 141-152.
Mrazik, M., Brooks, B.L., Jubinville, A., Meeuwisse, W.H., & Emery, C.A. (2016). Psychosocial Outcomes of Sport Concussions in Youth Hockey Players. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology , doi: 10.1093/arclin/acw013
Krol, A.L. (2011). Selective Mutism. In S.C. Dombrowski, K.L. Gischlar & M. Mrazik (Eds.), Assessing and Treating Low Incidence/High Severity Psychological Disorders of Childhood (pp. 161-181). New York, NY: Springer.
Lisa Jarrett, M.A.
Lisa is our psychometrist/office assistant and has worked at Evolve since April 2013. With a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Victoria, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba, she conducts psychological testing for both child and adult assessments under the supervision of our psychologists. She is also responsible for the smooth running of the office. Feel free to contact her with any questions you may have regarding the need for assessment or therapy.