Conor Barker, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Dr. Barker blends warmth and patience with evidence and experience to provide expert psychological assessments for children (8 to 11 years of age), adolescents (12 to 18 years of age) and adults (19 years of age or older) at CRUX. He is also an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the Faculty of Education at St. Francis Xavier University where he researches learning disorders (or learning disabilities), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism and oppositional defiant disorder. Dr. Barker teaches sought-after courses on special education, inclusive education, behavioral interventions and psychological assessments.
His assessment services are informed by recent evidence and his treatment recommendations help clients meet their personal goals, and access supports and accommodations. Dr. Barker specializes in diagnostic and psychoeducational assessments and excels at assessing learning disorders (or learning disabilities), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, anxiety and depressive disorders and substance use disorders.
Dr. Barker advocates for best practices in mental health services and inclusive learning environments. He supports people with diverse backgrounds and believes everyone can learn and improve. Beyond his clinical practice and scientific research, Dr. Barker may often be found leading and volunteering in his community.
Dr. Barker is a licensed psychologist registered with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology and Saskatchewan College of Psychologists. He works with clients from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan. For a copy of Dr. Barker’s CV, click here.