Dr. Judy Le Page, R. Psych
Dr. Judy Le Page is a registered psychologist and associate with Le Page and Associates. She received her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, where her primary studies were in civil forensic and rehabilitation psychology, law, and behavioural medicine. She previously worked at a private interdisciplinary pain clinic for several years, and adopts a similarly collaborative approach of working with the other healthcare professionals, when such an approach would optimize progress. The focus of her clinical practice is in the area of pain, illness, and disability management to patients suffering from a variety of chronic illness and pain conditions, mood and anxiety disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, head injuries, and workplace stress. She has also worked with police and first responders for several years, providing a number of psychological assessment and treatment services to those populations. She offers fitness for duty assessments, post-incident psychological debriefings, and treatment for operational stress injuries and workplace stress to first responder populations.
Her clinical approach includes evidence-based treatments, including cognitive-behaviour therapy and interpersonal therapy. Dr. Le Page also conducts medical-legal assessments and independent psychological examinations for disability and psychological injuries, as well as consultation services to plaintiff and defense counsels. Several years of her academic training and research also included forensic assessments in correctional settings. She continues to apply that comprehensive approach in her medical-legal and independent assessments, which involve an examination of multiple sources of information, including a diagnostic clinical interview, standardized psychological assessment inventories, symptom validity measures, and the examination of collateral information.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Le Page holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor in the Division of Rheumatology, in the Department of Medicine, at the University of British Columbia, where she participates in the clinical teaching of Rheumatology Fellows, provides clinical consultation to Rheumatologists within the Division, and conducts research on the credibility of chronic pain. She has published book chapters, research articles and abstracts in scholarly journals, and has presented her research at a number of national and international scientific and professional conferences. Dr. Le Page is also an active member of the International Association of the Study of Pain, and the Canadian Pain Society.