Dr. Barbara Collins, C.Psych.
Dr. Collins is a clinical neuropsychologist who assesses cognitive functioning in adults and seniors with brain disease or dysfunction, whether known or suspected. The term “cognitive functions” refers to mental or thinking abilities, such as memory, attention, communication, and problem-solving. The purpose of a cognitive assessment might be to:
Dr. Collins has also been designated by the Ministry of the Attorney General as a capacity assessor under the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992. In this role, she conducts assessments of an individual’s capacity to manage finances, to make personal and health care decisions, or to assign Powers of Attorney.
Dr. Collins holds a Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa and is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She was a member of the Neuropsychology staff of the Ottawa Hospital for 30 years prior to retiring in 2017. She was actively involved in research at The Ottawa Hospital and has numerous publications in the field of neuropsychology. She has worked in private practice for almost 20 years. She holds academic appointments at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. As noted, she is also a capacity assessor under the Substitute Decisions Act.