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    Dr Rashmeen Nirmal

    Registered Psychologist


    The Neurodevelopment Group | NDG


    GOLF PHD | The Golf Mind Institute






    Dr Rashmeen Nirmal is a Registered Psychologist and the Director of The Neurodevelopment Group. She is also a Staff Psychologist at BC Children's Hospital and a Clinical Instructor in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of British Columbia (UBC). Following an evidence-based approach, Dr Nirmal specializes in children, teens, and young adults with neurodevelopmental conditions. This includes individuals with cognitive, attention, executive functioning, learning, and/or social and emotional differences.


    Dr Nirmal is a specialist in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with a sub-expertise in girls and women with ASD. She has presented on the topic of ASD at national and international conferences, including presentations on the female phenotype of ASD. For her doctoral dissertation study, Dr Nirmal was one of the first researchers to examine the lived experiences of young adults with ASD attending college or university. For a summary presentation of her research study, please see this Youtube video.


    Rashmeen is a proud alumnus of UBC where she completed her MA and PhD degrees in School Psychology. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Florida where she was recruited from British Columbia on a golf scholarship. Through Dr Nirmal's experience as a junior golfer and a NCAA Student-Athlete, she has developed tremendous appreciation for the importance of physical activity and sport mental health among our growing children, teens, and young adults.


    Learn more about Dr Nirmal's biography






    Autism Spectrum Disorder


    Comprehensive Psychoeducational Assessments

    (including college and university students)




    Specific Learning Disorders


    Intellectual Disability


    Individuals with Genetic Syndromes


    Giftedness (including Twice-Exceptional)


    Executive Functioning


    CLBC Eligibility Assessments


    GOLF PHD at The Golf Mind Institute 

    An elevated coaching experience for athletes coming soon


    Individual Social Skills

    Limited spots are available for individual social skills coaching for teens and young adults


    PEERS® Program 

    PEERS® is an evidence-based social skills group program for teens and young adults. Dr Nirmal is a Certified PEERS® Provider 


    Consultation & Clinical Supervision


    Consultation to parents, school-based teams, and other community professionals


    Clinical supervision for colleagues in the area of neurodevelopment/ASD






    Please see the Speaking section below to book Dr Nirmal for your next workshop, conference, or event




    Dr Nirmal has provided numerous talks at the local, national, and international level related to neurodevelopmental conditions. Venues include conferences, schools, hospitals, community agencies, and workplace settings.


    Known as a dynamic and engaging speaker, Dr Nirmal aims to share current scientific findings in a way that is practical, understandable, and relatable to her audience. She provides an inviting environment using humour, knowledge, story-telling, and case scenarios with the goal of having the content resonate and land with each participant.


    Please contact the office to book Dr Nirmal for your next talk or event. Please click here for a selected list of previous presentations and projects.


    Please note that Dr. Nirmal's waiting list for private assessments is currently closed. Unfortunately, the assessment waitlist is closed indefinitely, as Dr Nirmal is focusing on other professional projects at this time. She is available for speaking events and The GOLF PHD Clinic.