Dr. Jacqueline Brunshaw, PhD, C Psych, is the Director of the Psychology Department at Cleveland Clinic Canada. As a psychologist, Dr. Brunshaw is dedicated to empowering her clients with a sense of self-efficacy and self-mastery to enable them to reach their full potential. She also is committed to teaching her students and working with colleagues to deliver optimal psychological care.
Born in New Westminster, British Columbia and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Dr. Brunshaw moved to Ontario to pursue her education and build her career. Starting at McMaster University, she received a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degree and Bachelor of Social Work degree. From there, she obtained a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and a Master of Education (Psychology) degree from the University of Toronto. Since completing her Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology at York University, Dr. Brunshaw has become a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with Areas of Practice in Clinical, Counselling, and Rehabilitation psychology and a valued member of the psychology community.
Over the years, Dr. Brunshaw has worked in numerous psychological and psychiatric departments in various hospitals in Ontario. She has been involved in a multitude of academic and research committees and has presented both nationally and internationally in the areas of mental health and change processes in therapy. She has published in both peer and non-peer reviewed journals and has taught in the area of abnormal psychology. She has assessed and treated clients with a wide variety of mental health needs, including depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, bereavement, eating disorders, stress management, and addictions and has particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of individuals involved in motor vehicle and personal injury accidents. When not at Cleveland Clinic Canada, she supervises psychotherapists and has been on staff at a CARF-accredited comprehensive/interdisciplinary chronic pain rehabilitation program since its inception in 2007. She also sees individuals and couples in private practice.
In her free time, Dr. Brunshaw enjoys spending time with her family and friends, wilderness hiking and canoeing, foreign film, adventure travel, reading novels, listening to flamenco and new age music, and biking.