Who We Are

Dr. Selland’s highest level of education is a Doctor Of Philosophy, Psychology, which she obtained at the University of Windsor. Dr. Selland completed a Master of Arts degree in psychology through the University of Windsor, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology through the University of Calgary.

Education And Degrees:

1975 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
1978 Master of Arts, Psychology, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
1983 Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, Specialization in Neuropsychology, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario

Professional Societies:
  • College of Alberta Psychologists (Registration # 1596)
  • International Neuropsychological Society - Regular Member
  • Psychologists Association of Alberta - Full Member
  • Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology


Publications (Theses):
  • Selland, V. L., Relaxation and performance on simple and complex tasks. M.A. Thesis, University of Windsor, 1978.
  • Selland, V. L., Asymmetry of function; An investigation of cognitive processing strategies in the left and right cerebral hemispheres. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Windsor, 1983.

Areas Of Special Interest:
  • Neuropsychological Assessment and Cognitive Rehabilitation following Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adults.
  • Neuropsychological Assessment of Learning and Attentional Disabilities.
  • The Psychological Impact of a Personal Injury

Expert Witness Experience

Dr. Selland has been qualified numerous times as an Expert Witness in Psychology in the Court of Queen’s Bench and The Provincial Court of Alberta.

Recent Relevant Workshops (partial listing only)

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children: A Team Approach, Vancouver, British Columbia, April, 1991.
Cognitive Rehabilitation After Brain Injury: A Workshop with Dr. Catherine Mateer, June, 1991.
Special Kids: Brain Injury Conference, Co-presenter with Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team from Alberta Children's Hospital, May, 1992
Psycho social Aspects of Brain Injury: Putting Knowledge To Practice, Edmonton, June, 1992.
Brain Injury Workshops: Service Provider Education Project, Co-presenter on section "Strategies for Life", Lethbridge, Alberta, May, 1993.
Cognitive Rehabilitation: A Practical Approach, Edmonton, Alberta, June 1993.
The Expert Witness and Courtroom Testimony, Psychologists Association of Alberta, Continuing Education Workshop, Calgary, Alberta, May, 1995.
Canadian Brain Injury Coalition, 15th Annual New Beginnings Conference, Calgary, Alberta, June, 1995.
Chronic Pain: A Cognitive-Behavioural Approach-Beyond the Scalpel and Syringe, Banff, Alberta, October, 1995.
The Canadian Institute, Motor Vehicle Personal Injury Damages, Calgary, Alberta, January 1996.
Assessing Psychopathic Personality: Clinical and Forensic Applications of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist - Revised (PCL-R) & Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL:SV), Edmonton, Alberta, October, 1996.
Legal Education Society of Alberta: The Mediation of Family and Divorce Conflicts, Introductory Training Course, November, 1996.
The Rotman Research Institute 10th Annual Conference, The Frontal Lobes, Toronto, Ontario, March 20  to 24, 2000.
1st Annual Provincial Brain Injury Conference: Moving Ahead 2003, Calgary, Alberta, April 11 & 12 2003.
Testifying in Court, and Coping with Cross-Examination, Psychologists Association of Alberta Conference, Calgary, Alberta, May 8 & 9, 2003.
Strategies For Therapeutic Success: My Twenty Most Effective Techniques, Presented by Dr. David D. Burns, Calgary, Alberta, November 24 & 25, 2003.
On Not Being Fooled: Mild traumatic Brain Injury and It’s Imitators, Dr. Thomas Kay, Presented through the Okanogan Conference on Brain Injury, May 6, 2004, Naramata, British Columbia.
Clinical Neuropsychology: Science and Practice Symposium, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, June 4 & 5, 2004.
American Academy of Forensic Psychology Workshops, Vancouver, BC, October 26 to 29, 2005.
Neuropsychological Assessment Issues:  Problems, Applications & Examiner Responsibilities, Presented by Dr. Muriel D. Lezak, BCPA Continuing Education, Vancouver, BC, October 17, 2008

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