Who are we?

James Schmidt

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James Schmidt is a registered psychologist in the province of British Columbia. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and interned at the University of Oregon Medical School in 1974.

Dr. Schmidt has practiced neuropsychology for over 40 years and worked in a number of health care settings including Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, University Hospital in Saskatoon, and Surrey Memorial Hospital, Workers’ Compensation Board and Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia before moving into full-time private practice with Schmidt, Trentadue & Associates.

With his colleagues in the practice he provides neuropsychological services to the Vancouver Canucks, the MLS Vancouver Whitecaps, and the Canada Snowboard National teams. He has taught in a variety of graduate, residency and internship programs in psychology, psychiatry and neurology.

He has appeared before the Supreme Court of British Columbia on a number of occasions to provide expert opinions regarding neuropsychological, and clinical psychological issues. He has given numerous presentations at a variety of professional conferences, and has published a memory test battery as well as over 25 papers in medical and psychological journals.

He holds Diplomates (Board Certification) in Clinical Psychology, awarded by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and in Clinical Neuropsychology, awarded jointly by the American Board of Professional Psychology and American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. The Diplomates are granted in recognition of advanced competence in the field, and are the highest credentials awarded in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology. 

Lee Trentadue

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Lee Trentadue is a registered psychologist in the province of British Columbia. After completing her M.A in clinical psychology from the University of British Columbia she worked at a number of community and student mental health units as well as for the provincial Alcohol and Drug Program.

She left that position to become a full-time psychologist at Vancouver General Hospital where she provided services to geriatric and psychiatric units for a number of years before leaving to work full-time with Schmidt, Trentadue & Associates. She served for three years on the Board of the British Columbia Psychological Association, having particular involvement in the planning of their annual conventions.

Ronda Stepto

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Ronda Stepto is the Front Office Manager at Schmidt-Trentadue & Associates.  She handles all aspects of the administration of the office and is a valuable member of the STA team.

Ronda started her administrative career while attending college and has worked in various positions over the years before joining STA in 2012.