Dr. Mehrdad Pojhan is a distinguished registered psychologist specializing in clinical and counseling psychology. Holding accreditation with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO), he boasts a three-decade-long journey across academic, clinical, and rehabilitation domains. Dr. Pojhan has extensive experience in assessing and providing support to a diverse range of professionals. His services extend to first responders, which includes firefighters, police officers, EMS staff, and more. Additionally, he offers assessment and treatment for staff, including security officers in correctional facilities, as well as educators and school staff who may have experienced injuries, including brain injuries and concussions. It's important to note that all these services fall under the purview of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).
Having navigated diverse professional settings including academia, forensic contexts, and clinical and hospital-based environments, Dr. Pojhan is celebrated for his adeptness in psychological assessments. His forte lies in delivering prompt and accurate evaluations for those affected by motor vehicle accidents (MVA) and work-related injuries (WSIB referrals). His expertise extends to conducting independent psychological evaluations (IME) and specialized assessments targeted at motor vehicle accident and work-related injury victims, comprehensively addressing impairments.
Dr. Pojhan's extensive interaction with clients from various cultural backgrounds has endowed him with a profound sensitivity to the impact of cultural nuances on psychological assessment and treatment. He masterfully integrates concepts and methodologies from diverse treatment modalities, tailoring his approach to suit each client's distinctive needs. His toolkit encompasses modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), among others.
Over the years, Dr. Pojhan's intellectual contributions have graced both academic and applied realms of psychology. He has authored books and articles spanning topics such as physiological psychology, Foundations of Neuropsychology, Research and Statistics, Introduction to Psychology, and Anxiety and Stress Management. Fluent in English and Persian (Farsi), he is an accomplished artist, with painting serving as his primary recreational pursuit. Driven by his compassion for animals, he is particularly fond of dogs and actively advocates for animal welfare.