Psychologist/Neuropsychologist (Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors) - Online
Dr. Bruto has held Certificates of Registration, from the College of Psychologists of Ontario, authorizing autonomous practice since 1989. In addition to practice as a Clinical Neuropsychologist, Dr. Bruto also practices as a Clinical Psychologist, Rehabilitation Psychologist, and Health Psychologist.
Dr. Bruto completed her Ph.D. in Psychology / Neuroscience at Carleton University in 1987. She completed her internship in the Department of Psychiatry at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, with inpatient and outpatient rotations in Psychology / Psychiatry and Clinical Neuropsychology. She went on to complete a 2-year post-doctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology, clinical psychology, and health psychology at the Toronto General & Toronto Western Hospitals in 1989. Prior to her doctorate, Dr. Bruto completed her M.A. in Physiological Psychology & Neuropsychopharmacology at Carleton University and her Honors B.Sc. in Psychology & Biology at the University of Toronto.
Over the past 33 years, Dr. Bruto has worked at academic health science centres, academic community hospitals, rehabilitation & continuing care health centres, and with family health teams. She has held clinical positions at the Toronto General Hospital, West Park Hospital, Lakeridge Health, Hamilton Health Sciences, and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. She has also held clinical positions with The Toronto Rehab Institute’s Neurology Service / WSIB Traumatic Brain Injury / Concussion Clinic and with the Rehabilitation [Acquired Brain Injury & Stroke] and Specialized Geriatric Services at Providence Care Hospital in Kingston.
This work has provided Dr. Bruto extensive experience in conducting diagnostic assessments of known/suspected neurocognitive and psychiatric disorders as well as in assessing disability in the context of a broad range of neurocognitive and psychiatric difficulties related to brain injury, stroke, medical disorders, aging, dementia, and psychiatric illnesses. This work has also provided Dr. Bruto with extensive experience in evidence-based psychotherapies.
In addition to her work as a clinician, Dr. Bruto has been a funded researcher, publishes in peer reviewed journals, and has been involved in developing clinical best practice guidelines for delirium and vascular cognitive impairment that have been or will be published in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Bruto has taught, supervised, and/or mentored many clinical psychology / neuropsychology practicum students, interns and residents, has served as faculty for internship programs accredited by the Canadian & American Psychological Associations, and has supervised undergraduate and graduate student research / theses. Furthermore, Dr. Bruto has taught &/or provided mentorship for medical students and medical interns/residents. She has taught interprofessional curriculum for medical, health and social care students at the University of Toronto and has taught an interprofessional course in vascular cognitive impairment at Ryerson University for clinicians providing stroke care. Dr. Bruto has also provided continuing education for physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, et al. Dr. Bruto has previously held teaching faculty appointments at the University of Guelph / University of Guelph-Humber, and Ryerson University. She has also held a status faculty appointment at the University of Toronto.
Brajtman, S., Wright, D., Hogan, DB, Allard, P., Bruto, V., Burne, D., Gage, L., Gagnon, P.R., et al., Developing Guidelines on the Assessment & Treatment of Delirium in Older Adults at the End of Life. Canadian Geriatrics Journal, 2011, 14 (2): 40-50.
Bruto, VC, Harrison DA, Fedak PW, Rockert W, & Siu S. Determinants of health-related quality of life in adults with congenital heart disease. Congenital Heart Disease, 2007, 2(5): 301-313.
Hogan, D., McCabe, L., Bruto, V. et al. The Assessment & Treatment of Delirium in the Older Adult. Canadian Journal of Geriatrics, Supplement, 2006.