Christina has worked with Grey Matter Psychology as a psychometrist and vocational coach since April of 2021. She has a wealth of experience working with folks with mental health and substance use related concerns as they navigate return to work, job search and building employment skills. After entering her masters degree in Counselling Psychology at Athabasca University, she began training under our registered psychologists to be able to administer assessments and assist with psychological testing related files in addition to her vocational coaching work.
Christina is particularly interested in rehabilitation psychology, as well as counselling psychology. Her main goal in her work is to improve the quality of life of people she works with, regardless of what barriers they might be facing.
Christina is passionate about pizza, the song Cake by the Ocean by DNCE, her dog Jones, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Christina’s Role: What the heck is a psychometrist?
Psychometrists have been used by psychologists and neuropsychologists since the 1930s and have become more commonly utilized since the early 2000s. They function as supervised technicians that administer and score psychological and neuropsychological tests. They’re training focuses on accuracy and standardization in the use of data collection tools. Psychometrists are also active in collecting behavioral observations that can be used by psychologists when they interpret tests and write reports. The minimum education required for a psychometrist is a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field (statistics, criminology, sociology, social work, etc.) from an accredited university.