Psychology and Physiotherapy Clinic
Dr. Maria Dritsa, Psychologist
2609, Cote-St-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec H3T 1B5
phone: 514 731-4146 ext 3
fax: 514 731-0322
Maria Dritsa, Ph.D., Psychologist
Doctor Dritsa has a Master’s degree in Counselling from McGill University as well as a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). She has been a member of the NOCI Clinique team since 2002.
In the course of her graduate studies, she has worked on many research projects, namely in the fields of health psychology (fibromyalgia, lupus, arthritis), postpartum depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. She has collaborated in the publication of scientific articles in prestigious medical journals such as the Journal of Rheumatology and the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, and has presented her research findings at international conferences such as those of the American Psychosomatic Society and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, for which she was given an award of excellence.
Always looking for avenues for professional development, she has attended many training workshops and conferences. Recently, she has attended advanced workshops in cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. Her diligence in seeking out new ways to improve and remain up-to-date helps her maintain the knowledge and expertise which is key to developing clinical strategies that meet the specific needs of her patients.
Her practice is centered primarily around the treatment of chronic pain, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders and somatoform disorders.
Doctor Dritsa is regularly asked to write forensic psychological reports, as well as manae complex cases mandated by individuals and third parties alike.
She performs forensic assessments and integrated assessments in the fields of disability and psychological capacity.
She is closely involved in the planning and presentation of NOCI Clinique’s workshops on the usage of the MMPI-2-RF and personality assessments. Moreover, she is often invited to speak at conferences aimed to medical professionals on a variety of subjects.
Invited by McGill University’s School of Rehabilitation, she has contributed to the creation of a specialized graduate program on pain led by the Alan Edwards research centre and the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. She gives lectures on the assessment and treatment of chronic pain and its related psychological disorders.
She provides services in French, English and Greek.