B.A. (Honours) - Psychology, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
M.A. - Psychology (Behavioural Neuroscience), Brock University,
St. Catharines, ON
Ph.D. - Neuropsychology, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
Psychiatry - Dr. Thoppil Abraham: 2009-2013
Psychiatry - Dr. Edgardo Perez: 2013-2019
Predoctoral Practicums & Internship - Niagara Health: St. Catharines Site: Neuropsychology Program
Neuropsychologist (Supervised Practice) under the supervision of Drs. Sherrie Bieman-Copland, Patricia Pailing, and Dr. Dawn Good
Sean is interested in utilizing the principles of neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation to inform psychotherapy approaches to assist individuals living with neurological challenge (e.g., stroke, dementia, brain injury). Often following these disruptions, people experience significant difficulties with their mental health (e.g., depression, anxiety, PTSD) and cognitive capacity (difficulties with attention, memory, visuospatial problems, etc.). There is a large body of research to draw upon to help people with these difficulties; however, often mental health challenges and cognitive changes following neurological injury go un-addressed by the medical system, and Sean's work through Medical Psychotherapy is meant to provide clinical care and assessment, as well as teaching future clinicians around these issues.
"I have a family member who is a survivor of a significant and devastating stroke, resulting in catastrophic changes to her cognitive abilities. In a single day, her (and my family's) life was changed forever. She could no longer work and slowly all her friends drifted away. While she received wonderful care immediately following the stroke, we, as a family, were unable to get her access to long-term neurorehabilitation services which could have greatly improved the quality of her life. Kaleigh and I hope that this clinic will be a preliminary lifting point for addressing some of these needs."