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Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist (Adults, Seniors)
Dr. Ammari is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist providing psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment to adults and seniors. Dr. Ammari completed her Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology at York University in 2016. Her primary area of practice pertains to neuropsychological assessment of acquired brain injury (e.g., stroke, brain tumours, traumatic brain injury, etc.), neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias), and mental health conditions. Additionally, she provides cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to adults and seniors with various challenges, including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, trauma, and traumatic brain injury.
Since 2000, Dr. Ammari has completed training and clinical experience in both assessment and treatment at the Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System (Neuropsychology, Memory Intervention, and Clinical Rehabilitation), West Park Healthcare Centre in Toronto (Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health Program), the Rotman Research Institute of Baycrest, Toronto Western Hospital (Epilepsy and Movement Disorders), the Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia, and the York University Psychology Clinic.
She is a recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association’s Certificate for Academic Excellence (2009), and has held several prestigious and highly competitive national and provincial awards. She is a current member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).
Heinrichs, R. W., Ammari, N., Hartman, L., Muharib, E., and Pinnock, F. (in press). Schizophrenia. In D. Dozois & P. Firestone (Eds.), Abnormal Psychology: Perspectives (7th ed.). Toronto: Pearson Education Canada.
Ammari, N., Heinrichs, R.W., Pinnock, F., Miles, A.A., & Muharib, E. (2014). Preserved, deteriorated, and premorbidly impaired patterns of intellectual ability in schizophrenia. Neuropsychology, 28, 353-358.
Miles, A. A., Heinrichs, R. W., Ammari, N., Hartman, L., McDermid Vaz, S., & Muharib, E. (2014). Stability and change in symptoms, cognition, and community outcome in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 152, 435-439.
Muharib, E., Heinrichs, R. W., McDermid Vaz, S., Miles, A. A., & Ammari, N. (2014). Community outcome in cognitively normal schizophrenia. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20, 805-811.
Michel, N., Goldberg, J. O., Heinrichs, R. W., Miles, A. A., Ammari, N., & McDermid Vaz, S. (2013). WAIS IV profile of cognition in schizophrenia. Assessment, 20, 462-473.
Heinrichs, R. W., Miles. A. A., Ammari, N., & Muharib, E. (2013). Cognition as a central illness feature in schizophrenia. In Phillip D. Harvey (Ed.), Cognitive impairment in schizophrenia: Characteristics, assessment, and treatment. New York: Cambridge University Press.
McDermid Vaz, S., Heinrichs, R. W., Archie, S., Miles, A. A., Ammari, N., Muharib, E., & Goldberg, J.O. (2013). The Canadian Objective Assessment of Life Skills (COALS): A new measure of functional competence in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 206, 302-306.
Miles, A. A., Heinrichs, R.W., & Ammari, N. (2011). “Real world” functioning in schizophrenia patients and healthy adults: Assessing validity of the Multidimensional Scale of Independent Functioning. Psychiatry Research, 186, 23-27.
Ammari, N., Heinrichs, R.W., & Miles, A.A. (2010). An investigation of 3 neurocognitive subtypes in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 121, 32-38.
Ammari, N. Down a misleading path looking for the words: A case presentation. Presented at Neuropsychology Rounds, Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System, Toronto, Ontario. June 24, 2015.
Ammari, N. Mediterranean diet, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease. Presented at Evidence-based Practice in Psychology Series, Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System, Toronto, Ontario. May 6, 2015.
Ammari, N. Patterns of intellectual ability in schizophrenia. Presented at Psychology Speaker Series, Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System, Toronto, Ontario. March 13, 2015.
Ammari, N., Heinrichs, R.W., Miles, A.A., & McDermid Vaz, S. Cognition and cortical thickness across intellectual ability patterns in schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 14th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. April 22, 2013. [Refereed]
Ammari, N., Heinrichs, R.W., Hall, G., Miles, A.A., Curno, J., & McDermid-Vaz, S. Cognitive exceptionality and impairment in schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Psychiatry Research Day. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. May 23, 2012.
Ammari, N., Heinrichs, R.W., Hall, G., Miles, A.A., Curno, J., & McDermid-Vaz, S. Cognitive exceptionality and impairment in schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 3rd Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference, Florence, Italy. April 15, 2012. [Refereed]