Mathew Gravel Psy.D.
CAPDA Role: Chair, Interprovincial Affairs
Areas of Practice: Neuropsychological; Clinical
Mathew holds a D. Ps. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology. He also completed courses in Insurance Medicine and Medicolegal Expertise. His training and experience with clients in trauma and rehabilitation has enabled him to develop specific skills and expertise in the neuropsychological monitoring and assessment of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). He also works with clients of young adults, adults and geriatrics in various neurocognitive conditions (stroke, brain tumor, neuro-developmental syndromes, high intellectual potential). In terms of psychological intervention, he is primarily interested in the conditions that have the effect of accentuating the consequences of cognitive impairment such as Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders.
He adopts a cognitive behavioral therapy that is centered on the patient and his active participation. In addition, he intervenes with his patients in terms of cognitive remediation related to the rehabilitation of an acquired deficit or to develop compensatory strategies in order to find better functional abilities related to their previous lifestyle. His specialty among young people and adults with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), led him to design intervention plans in academic, professional and sports contexts. Mathew also offers neuropsychological assessments as part of forensic expertise, where his role is to accurately assess the nature and extent of the difficulties, as well as their impact on the patient's daily life.