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Director of Wonders Psychology

 

Ms. Elif Wonders, M.A. C. Psych.

 

Clinical & School Psychologist 

Ms. Elif Wonders is a Psychologist and a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario with expertise in clinical psychology and school psychology. She holds a Master's degree in School/Applied Child Psychology from McGill University, and a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto (UofT) where she graduated from with High Distinction. Ms. Wonders provides assessment and treatment services for children, adolescents and adults.

 

Ms. Wonders has worked with individuals and families for over a decade in numerous research and clinical settings.  As a clinician she has provided assessment and therapy services within multiple school boards and group practice settings within the Greater Toronto Area and in Alberta; this includes her work at the Toronto District School Board and for post secondary educational settings. 

Ms. Wonders has performed psychological, neuropsychological, and psychoeducational assessments for individuals across the lifespan (children, adolescents, adults, and seniors). In addition, she provided individual and group therapy services in both school and group practice settings. Her experience with group therapy includes social skills training for children and adolescents. 

 

As a prior psychoeducational consultant, Ms. Wonders also served on a nationwide research project in relation to improving literacy outcomes (e.g., reading skills) in students. While attending McGill and UofT Ms. Wonders completed both an undergraduate and graduate Honours Thesis, and engaged as a researcher within numerous laboratory settings in relation to the study of mental health conditions (e.g., personality disorders, emotion dysregulation), neuropsychology and cognition (e.g., memory, executive functions), literacy development (in reading, writing, mathematic skills), neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g., ADHD, Learning Disabilities), human development, as well as in relation to the study of personality and interpersonal factors. Ms. Wonders' extensive research background strengthened her knowledge base and fine tuned the skills she uses in her practice as a psychologist.

 

Ms. Wonders' research pursuits have also led to conference presentations, and published papers with colleagues in relation to attention/ADHD and mindfulness. She was also granted awards for her research pursuits and academic accomplishments while a graduate student in the School and Applied Child Psychology Program at McGill University, including the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate (SSHRC) Scholarship, the Educational Counselling Psychology Graduate Deans Award, and the Graduate Excellence Fellowship. Additionally, she has supported the development of her profession through leadership/community service roles, such as representing her peers at graduate program committee meetings, as well as helping to develop/host psychology conferences for students and professionals.

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