Dr. Juliana Negreiros
Dr. Juliana is the clinic director and a Registered Psychologist passionate about mental health who works as a clinician, researcher, supervisor, trainer, consultant, and public speaker. Her clinical approach is grounded in research and based on individual and family Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Committed Therapy (ACT).
Dr. Juliana has extensive research and clinical experience conducting psycho-educational assessments, working with schools, and developing Individual Education Plans and school-based interventions. For many years, she conducted different studies at the B.C. Children's Hospital that involved assessing neurocognitive and academic functioning in pediatric OCD. Also, early in her career, she worked as a school psychologist in a public school district.
Dr. Juliana has given numerous national and international presentations and training as well as written book chapters and academic papers. She has also continued to be actively engaged with the scientific community. She has recently co-authored a book for helping teenagers deal with uncertainty, released in August 2022 by New Harbinger!
In addition to working in private practice, she is a consultant to Anxiety Canada, where she creates resources and provides workshops in the community. In particular, in collaboration with Anxiety Canada, Dr. Juliana was the lead developer of two free anxiety prevention curriculums for schools in British Columbia and Saskatchewan: (1) EASE (Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators) and (2) MAPE (MAP for Educators).
Finally, Dr. Juliana supervises Ph.D. psychology practicum students at UBC and SFU, certified school psychologists, clinical counsellors, and early-career and highly experienced psychologists.
She completed her Masters and Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Her dissertation on neurocognition in pediatric OCD received awards from diverse psychological organizations, including a Certificate of Excellence from the Canadian Psychological Association.
Dr. Juliana has been involved with the B.C. Children's Hospital Provincial OCD Program (POP) since 2012. She has also recently completed a 3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at POP, where she participated in numerous aspects of research related to neurocognitive and academic functioning in OCD and treatment outcomes. During her fellowship, Dr. Juliana provided school-based support for POP families and gathered evidence about how students with OCD function at school and what to do to help improve their school functioning. For more information about the primary studies that Dr. Juliana conducted and published, please see Research.
Dr. Juliana is registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (#2245). She received intensive training in CBT for OCD and related disorders through the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI), sponsored by the International OCD Foundation. In addition, she has been trained in ACT through different formal courses and participation in numerous workshops.
She is a member of the following psychological associations: