Dr. Kortstee is licensed with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She received her first training in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology at the University of Tilburg in The Netherlands. Subsequently, she earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology Track) in 1998 at the University of Windsor in Ontario. She has worked in a number of medical and mental health settings in The Netherlands, United States, and Canada. In Canada, she has worked on interprofessional teams at the Hospital for Sick Children and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, and since 2005 at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, where she currently is the Professional Practice Leader for psychology.
In her work, Dr. Kortstee uses her knowledge of brain development and brain functioning to help children, youth and their parents understand why they are experiencing difficulties. Neuropsychological assessments help to understand a child’s learning, social functioning, and emotional and behavioural regulation from the perspective of brain development and functioning.
A neuropsychological assessment includes all components of a psychoeducational assessment, but it also looks a bit deeper into areas of functioning that may underlie the difficulties a child or adolescent may be experiencing. A neuropsychological assessment typically includes assessment of the following domains: