Doug Misener | PHD | C. Psych
I am a licensed psychologist and have specialized over the past 26 years in rehabilitation, clinical, and performance psychology. I graduated in 1991 with a doctoral degree from the University of Toronto. I have been engaged in a range of professional positions in rehabilitation psychology, providing both clinical and vocational/employability assessment, and treatment services, with special expertise in evaluation of patients having suffered traumatic physical, cognitive and psychological disorders. Having completed an undergraduate degree in kinesiology, I have also worked as a Certified Kinesiologist in the province of Ontario.
Previous affiliations have included North York General Hospital, Sunnybrook Women’s College Health Sciences Centre, and Sport C.A.R.E. (Centre for Advanced Research & Education). Current affiliations are with the Read Clinic, The National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario, Cirque du Soleil, Canadian Opera Company, The Toronto Marathon Psyching Team and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). In the latter capacities, I provide performance/rehabilitation services to elite athletes and dancers, including Canadian Olympic and Paralympic team members. I was the Lead Medical/Mental Health Treatment Coordinator for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games and the Consulting Rehabilitation/Performance Psychologist for the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto.
I have lectured widely on eating disorders, rehabilitation, stress and pain management, adjustment to disability, return to play, sleep dysfunction, injury-induced mood disorders, employability issues and life transitions from sport to the work world. I have been a workshop leader for the CASEM Advanced Sport Medicine Skills Course, examiner for the MSK (Musculoskeletal Management) Sport Medicine Exam prep, and have presented at the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine Annual Conferences.
I am a former York University Varsity volleyball athlete/assistant coach, winning three conference titles and advancing to three CIAU national championship tournaments. I am also past member of the Canadian Ski Patrol at Caledon Ski Club.