Dr. Jamie Piercy is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Psychology Department at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan and a member of the PLAN Lab. She is a Registered Psychologist (#2507) with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. Dr. Piercy completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Victoria. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She completed her predoctoral residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Piercy trained at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Department of Psychology and Psychiatry and Pediatric Speciality Center. She also specialized in autism assessment at The Children’s Center Developmental Disabilities Services Clinically, Dr. Piercy’s work focuses on the interplay of clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and health psychology across the lifespan. She focuses on neuropsychological assessment of memory, outcomes of youth and young adults with chronic diseases, and the psychosocial functioning of loved ones impacted by the opioid epidemic. Through clinical work, teaching and research, Dr. Piercy aims to support building resilient children and communities.
In addition to her roles at UBC-O, Dr. Piercy is a practicing clinical psychologist, providing psychotherapeutic assessment services to youth and adults in the Okanagan.