Dr. Nicolle Vincent PhD, Clinical Psychology (Registered Psychologist in Nova Scotia). Dr. Vincent works with pain patients as part of a multidisciplinary team. She is the associate director and health psychology track coordinator of the Halifax Clinical Psychology Residency Program. She holds an assistant professor appointment in the Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine at Dalhousie University. Her clinical interests and training are in health psychology, which involves assisting individuals cope with medical illness and injury. She is interested in research that explores programs and interventions for chronic illness, professional resiliency, and knowledge translation.
Dr. Sulaye Thakrar PhD, Clinical Psychology (Registered Psychologist in Nova Scotia). Dr. Thatkrar works at with patients in Cardiology, Respirology, and who have Burn injuries. His therapeutic orientation is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based therapies, Motivational Interviewing and Communication (MI), Behavioural Change Strategies, and Systems Approaches. His research interests include how people adapt to Chronic Illness or Injury, and how to train Health Care Providers in managing the Psychosocial Aspects of injury.
Dr. Tiffany R. Shepherd PhD, Clinical Psychology (Registered Psychologist in Nova Scotia). Dr. Shepherd provides clinical health psychology services to diabetes, obesity, and GI patient populations using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, and Motivational Communication. Her research interests include improving accessibility to psychosocial interventions for chronic disease self-management; chronic disease distress; obesity and weight management; sleep, stress, and health; health behaviour change; and health promotion.
Dr. Clair Barefoot PhD, Clinical Psychology (Registered Psychologist in Nova Scotia) Dr. Barefoot is a clinical psychologist who provides clinical health psychology services to individuals with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurodegenerative disorders, and other chronic conditions. She aims to tailor therapy to the needs of the person using a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Her research interests include psychosocial interventions for individuals or groups with chronic health conditions and the use of neuropsychological tests during a pandemic in an inpatient setting.