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Psychological Assessment and Psycho-Legal Assessments

Dr. Ana Bodnar and her team have many years of experience in the assessment and treatment of individuals who have suffered personal injury, trauma, vocational changes, and who have refugee experiences. We provide services in many languages, including: Spanish, French, Portuguese, Hindi, Punjabi, Arabic, Farsi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tamil, Serbian and Croatian. Our team is sensitive to cultural diversity.

I. Assessment Following Motor Vehicle Accidents and Personal Injury

Dr. Ana Bodnar and her team offer specialized assessment, treatment and consultation for individuals who have had Motor Vehicle Accidents and other personal injuries. As a result of their accidents, these individuals have often suffered trauma and have symptoms such as anxiety, depression, sleep problems, flashbacks and somatic pain. Psychological trauma can also be present where there is no physical injury. Dr. Bodnar and her team have extensive experience in conducting psychological assessments and providing needed treatment for individuals involved in Motor Vehicle Accidents and Personal Injury.

II. Psycho-Legal Assessments

Dr. Ana Bodnar and her team provide assessments for the legal profession, to provide accurate accounts of the nature and extent of an individual’s psychological trauma and impairment following a motor vehicle accident, or other personal injury. These assessments are carried out for individuals who have been directly involved in personal injury accidents, as well as those impacted by accidents. Our team uses recognized psychological assessment and diagnostic tools as well as in-depth clinical interviews to develop comprehensive reports and treatment recommendations.

III. Psycho-Vocational Assessments

Psycho-vocational Assessments are beneficial for individuals who have experienced psychological and/or physical difficulties as a result of an accident or injury, and are not able to return to their usual occupation. Psycho-vocational assessments provide expert opinions as to the individual’s vocational profile and future employment possibilities. Assessments include an extensive clinical interview regarding current functioning; relevant diagnostic testing regarding cognitive, academic and vocational ability; as well as vocational interests. Reports outline correlations between the clients’ interests and abilities and match these with alternative career options. Psycho-vocational reports also include further recommendations for individuals’ vocational rehabilitation.

IV. Immigration Assessments

Dr. Bodnar provides psychological assessments for refugees and potential immigrants to Canada, outlining their current psychological status. Refugees often flee their country of origin to escape torture, persecution and other forms of abuse. Immigration assessments are important in providing information regarding a refugee or immigration claim so that a fair decision can be reached regarding a claimant’s status.

V. Expert Assessments for Indian Residential School Adjudication Secretariat (For First Nations Individuals)

Dr. Bodnar is on the roster as an Expert Assessor for the Indian Residential School Adjudication Secretariat and provides in-depth assessments and treatment recommendations for individuals who were interned in Residential Schools.

VI. Psychological Treatment for Trauma

Among the various assessment and treatment modalities that are employed, when needed we also use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Dr. Bodnar and team members are experienced in using EMDR for trauma treatment. EMDR is a specialized treatment approach that addresses various forms of trauma. Based on extensive clinical research and evidence, EMDR has been developed to assist in the treatment of trauma-related psychological disorders and stress.