DR. SALLY MACLEAN

Dr. Sally MacLean (B.S.W., M.Ed., M.Sc., Ph.D.) is a rehabilitation psychologist with Alberta Health Services, currently working as part of an interprofessional team on the Amputee, Orthopedic and Burn Treatment Units at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton Alberta. She has a Ph.D. from the Graduate Division of Educational Research with a specialization in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies from the University of Calgary. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, a Master of Education degree in Adult, Community and Higher Education and a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology.

Dr. MacLean has advanced training in the assessment and treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, and expertise facilitating psychological adjustment to disability, chronic pain, and physical trauma. She began her career as a clinical social worker, and for many years was involved in vocational and life role counseling, and career decision-making. She also has a strong background in program development and evaluation, and contracts/project management as a result of her involvement with the Government of Alberta’s Works, AISH and PDD programs.

Dr. MacLean’s clinical work focuses on those physically and psychologically impacted by illness, injury, or traumatic exposure, often via their roles in human services, or within the various levels of the health care system. She also works with military servicemen/women, first responders, and Workers Compensation Board (WCB) claimants.

Her research interests focus on technological advancements which enhance the field of mental health rehabilitation, and which promote ongoing psychological resiliency and wellness. She is currently exploring psychosocial applications of a Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) for mental health research. She maintains active registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists, the Psychological Association of Alberta, and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.