Dr. Stephen holds a number of post-secondary degrees in a diverse set of fields including a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Forensic, Adult, and Child emphasis) from Simon Fraser University, a Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management) from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, and a Ph.D. in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University.
He has specialized training in Violence Risk Assessments, Suicide Risk Assessments, Domestic Violence Safety Planning, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Indigenous Cultural Competency. Dr. Stephen is also a certified Clinical Traumatologist through the Truamatology Institute of Canada. Approved internships and practica were completed at Surrey-Fraser Valley Regional Forensic Services Clinic, Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) – Child and Youth Mental Health, MCFD – Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health, North Fraser Eating Disorders Program, and Simon Fraser University Clinical Psychology Centre. Additionally, Dr. Stephen was trained in the areas of forensic, adult, and adolescent clinical psychology in a private practice setting.
Dr. Stephen’s areas of practice are forensic, adult, and adolescent/youth clinical psychology. Within the forensic field, his areas of focus are in assessments, interventions, and consultations in criminal and civil forensics and he has worked with the Courts, legal counsel, offenders, defendants, and victims. Within the adult and adolescent/youth clinical psychology fields, Dr. Stephen’s areas of focus are on assessments and interventions to address a broad range of presentations (e.g., anxiety, depression to self-harm, suicide, and personality disorders) in individuals, couples, and families. A significant part of his practice has been dedicated to the area of trauma, disordered personality, and associated presentations.
Dr. Stephen is a registered psychologist in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. He holds memberships in the following professional organizations: College of Psychologists of British Columbia (2329), American Psychology and Law Society, Canadian Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, British Columbia Psychologists Association, Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
On a personal note, Dr. Stephen is married with one adult son. He is an adventurer with a high degree of boredom susceptibility. He has been an active SCUBA Diver and Master SCUBA Diver Trainer, skydiver and skydiver coach, and recreational pilot. He enjoys traveling the World and learning about people and cultures.