Dr. Joanna Hamilton PhD., C. Psych
CAPDA Role: Past-President
Phone: (705) 741-2980
Area of Practice:
Disability Assessments: Neuropsychological
Age Groups: Adolescents / Adults / Children / Elderly
Referral Sources: Assessment agencies / Lawyers / Physicians / Rehab personnel / Self
Dr. Hamilton completed her undergraduate degree at Trent University in Peterborough before completing her Ph.D. at the University of Windsor. Her desire to work with individuals with brain injury grew out of personal experience with a friend’s brother who had sustained a brain injury in the 1960’s and her family’s connection with a young man with a severe brain injury. She began her training in 1985, completing an internship at Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals in the late 1980’s.
Following completion of her degree, Dr. Hamilton worked at Bloorview MacMillan Centre (now Holland Bloorview), an experience she thoroughly enjoyed. She currently has a busy private practice in Peterborough, where she serves individuals across the life span with Brain Injury in her local community and from all parts of Ontario. She works with individuals, families, and rehabilitation teams in a collaborative manner to improve the lives of those living with the effects of Brain Injury.
Dr. Hamilton travels to Northern Ontario on a regular basis to provide assessments for individuals who cannot travel for evaluations or who would otherwise not receive these services. In addition, she provides consultation services to the Brain Injury Resource Team through the Central East Access Centre.