Dr. Heather Baker, Registered Psychologist
Dr. Baker, R. Psych. completed her M.A. in Clinical Psychology and her Ph.D. in School Psychology at The University of British Columbia. Her clinical and research focus was anxiety and learning difficulties. Dr. Baker completed a year pre-doctoral internship at the University of Illinois, Champaign in the Disability Resources and Educational Services department. Following graduate school, Dr. Baker conducted therapy with children and youth with anxiety and behavioural difficulties in private practice and worked in several school systems as a school psychologist. She continues to be involved with UBC as a supervisor for school psychology masters and doctoral students and conducts psychoeducational assessments at the department’s clinic. Dr. Baker serves as part of the multi-disciplinary team at the Asante Centre, conducting psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments independently as well as part of assessments for FASD, ASD, and other complex developmental conditions.
Dr. Corina Brown, Registered Psychologist
Dr. Brown, Ph.D., R. Psych., completes psychological assessments as part of the multidisciplinary team at the Asante Centre. Assessments are completed for FASD, ASD, and other complex developmental disabilities. Corina Brown completed her Ph.D. in child and adolescent clinical psychology at Simon Fraser University. Clinical internship training was completed at BC Children’s Hospital and Dr. Brown has since worked at a variety of hospital and community based assessment and treatment centres completing psycho-educational assessments, neuropsychological assessments, and counselling services. Corina provides assessment services for the Provincial Health Services Authority as part of government based assessment programs for children in BC with complex developmental and mental health needs.
Dr. Julianne Conry, Ph.D.
Dr. Conry received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1969 and retired from the University of British Columbia after 33 years in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education. From the opening of the Asante Centre until her retirement in 2016, she provided psychological assessments of children, youth, and adults with FASD and other developmental disabilities as part of the multidisciplinary teams at the Asante Centre. Dr. Conry was active in research and the clinical assessment of individuals with FASD for over 30 years and appeared as an expert witness on FASD in the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia and the Yukon. Following completion of a research study on youth in the criminal justice system, she published a book with Dr. Diane Fast entitled, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Criminal Justice System. She was a member and co-chair of Health Canada’s first National Advisory Committee on FASD and its subcommittee on Screening, Diagnosis, and Surveillance. She was a co-author of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Canadian Guidelines for Diagnosis (CMAJ, 2005) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Guidelines for Diagnosis Across the Life Span (CMAJ, 2015/2016). She published numerous articles on FASD and the criminal justice system, on mental health concerns for individuals with FASD, and developed videos, training, and education manuals on FASD.
Dana Dmytro, MA in School Psychology
Dana Dmytro is a practicing school psychologist with particular interest in child and youth mental health, children and youth with complex needs, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology and graduate training in school psychology at the University of British Columbia. Dana’s research experience includes studies of recoveries from alcoholism, factors of resilience and thriving in children’s transition to school, perspectives on verbal deception, and the impact of gender norms on adolescent boys’ development. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, cultural festivals and watching films.
Dr. Amanda LaMarre, Registered Psychologist
Amanda K. LaMarre, Ph.D., R. Psych., completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at The University of British Columbia with a focus on Neuropsychology (the study of the how the brain controls thinking and behaviour). Dr. LaMarre then went on to complete a three-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco in the department of Neurology. During her fellowship, Dr. LaMarre’s clinical and research activities focused on evaluating and understanding the earliest cognitive, emotional and social changes in individuals with neurodegenerative syndromes. Over the course of her career, she has worked in a variety of settings, with clients with diverse backgrounds and needs. Dr. LaMarre’s role at the Asante Centre is to work within the context of the multi-disciplinary team to provide quality clinical care in the form of comprehensive Psychoeducational and Neuropsychological assessments.
Dr. Linda Weaver, Registered Psychologist
Dr. Weaver specializes in neuropsychological and psych-educational assessment. She lives and works on the very North end of Vancouver Island, and for the past 10 years has been in private practice. She has traveled up and down the coast, providing assessment services to schools, colleges, universities, the First Nation Educational Steering Committee, and the Vancouver Island Child Assessment Network. Prior to moving to BC, Dr. Weaver studied psychology at the University of Calgary and completed an Internship in neuropsychological assessment at the Foothills Centre for Excellence in Health Care. In Alberta, she worked in hospitals with adults, was an adjunct assistant professor with the University of Calgary’s Department of Psychology, and enjoyed teaching graduate students. She had a private practice specializing in brain injury, stroke and assessment of competence for guardianship/ trusteeship, as well as the assessment of children and youth in care. She has a special interest in FASD and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to provide comprehensive assessments and recommendations.