Phone: 604-377-5277

A telehealth service for British Columbia

Dr. Derek Swain

Registered Psychologist #1006


Education / Professional Background


Doctor of Education, Counselling Psychology (UBC), 1990.
Graduate studies, Educational Psychology (Alberta), 1978 & 1979.
Master of Physical Education (UBC), 1977.
Teaching Certificate (UBC), 1973.
Bachelor of Arts (UBC), 1970.


Registered Psychologist (B.C.), since 1991. Private practice: Stress, anxiety, Depression, grief, trauma, injury, abuse, bullying, harassment, sports, career, learning, retirement, relationships, parenting, parenting coordination, family mediation, divorce coaching.

School Counsellor, Vancouver School Board, working with students and their families in the inner-city and the West Side, 1988-2012.

Sessional Instructor, University of British Columbia, Department of Counselling Psychology, 1986-1994, 2000-2008.

Clinical Associate, Simon Fraser University, since 2003-2012.

Counsellor, working in private practice and on contract, 1985-90, serving e.g. Vancouver Community College (City Centre and King Edward Campus), 1986-88 and Emily Carr College of Art and Design, 1988.

Graduate Research Assistant, U.B.C., 1985-88.

Sales Consultant, advertising and financial plans, 1981-85.

Faculty Member, Athletic Director, B.C. Institute of Technology, 1976-81.

Sessional Instructor, B.C. Institute of Technology, 1981; U.B.C. School of Physical Education, 1976; University of Queensland, 1975.

Secondary Teacher, Brisbane, Australia, 1974-75; Coquitlam, B.C., 1973-74.