Niagara Neuropsychology (formerly Niagara Neuropsychology Service) was founded by Dr. Chris Friesen, Ph.D., C.Psych., BCN and officially opened in January 2011. The mission of Niagara Neuropsychology is to provide adolescents, adults, and seniors evidence-based and cutting edge psychological and neuropsychological services to the Niagara and surrounding region.
Biographical Information: Dr. Chris Friesen, Ph.D., C.Psych., BCIA-BCN, Director
Dr. Friesen is authorized to practice in the areas of clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and forensic/correctional psychology and is a member in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He is licensed to work with adolescents (age 12 and up), adults, and seniors citizens. He is board certified in EEG Biofeedback (aka Neurofeedback or Neurotherapy) through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA.org). He obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from York University. He completed a CPA/APA accredited internship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) with major rotations in the Adult Forensic Outpatient Service and the Psychological Trauma/Work, Stress, and Health Program, where he also worked for several years. He obtained his neuropsychology training at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s (TRI) Neurology Services and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. He obtained his forensic/correctional training at CAMH and at the Ontario Correctional Institute (OCI). He has held contract faculty positions for the psychology departments of York University and the University of Guelph where he taught courses in psychological assessment and measurement. He is an invited reviewer for the APA’s journal Psychological Assessment. In 2017 he was the invited guest editor for the Canadian Psychological Association’s national magazine for a special issue focusing on concussions, titled The Role of Psychology in the “Concussion Crisis”. He is currently the director of Niagara Neuropsychology and Friesen Sport & Performance Psychology (FriesenPerformance.com) and works as a consultant psychologist/neuropsychologist for various psychiatrists and agencies throughout southern Ontario, including the Niagara Regional Police Service. He is a member of the following organizations: Canadian Psychological Association; American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology; National Academy of Neuropsychology; Association for Contextual Behavioral Science; APA Division 13—Society of Consulting Psychology; Association for Applied Sport Psychology; International Society for Coaching Psychology; APA Division 47—Society for Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology; Sports Neuropsychology Society; International Society for Neurofeedback Research; Association for Scientific Advancement in Psychological Injury and Law.
To hear Dr. Friesen discuss neuromodulation and neurofeedback and other topics related to the assessment and treatment of psychological and neuropsychological difficulties and peak performance, click on this link: CoreBrain Journal Podcast: Episode 119 or on iTunes (Achievement Beyond Negative Mind – Friesen).