I answer my email everyday after 6 pm (Except Fridays and Saturdays).
I am a Clinical and Community Psychologist in Alberta and British Columbia. I have been in practice since 1982 and rotate my clinical duties between working with troubled youth who are serving time at a Young Offender facility, and accepting referrals in areas of depression, suicide, pain management, return to work problems, couple and family issues, and vocational assessments. I earned my B.Sc. degree at the University of Calgary and then went off to pursue Graduate Studies in Experimental Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. I then returned to the University of Calgary's Clinical-Community Ph. D. program.
I started as a tutor with Athabasca University in 1984 and the experience of interacting with many different students has been personally rewarding. In addition to my regular home tutor phone duties, I have also gained experience through paced-seminar instructor, delivery of teleconference courses, and have travelled to several Native Reservations across Alberta to teach psychology. I have also had experience to teach several AU psychology courses at Federal Institutions located in Bowden and Drumheller, Alberta.
With the advent of electronic course delivery, I am spending equal time answering email and speaking to students over the phone. I enjoy both forms of communication and encourage my students to make use of email, but also call me as this provides additional opportunity for fruitful discussion.
My wife and I have three children, Matthew, Marissa, and Milanna. We enjoy spending time golfing, skiing, and going on long family walks.
Adolescent psychopathology and suicide, motivational systems, behavioral modification, cognitive therapy, clinical-forensic issues, and personality theory.
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Updated May 01 2015 by Student & Academic Services