Curriculum Vitae 2019

DR. GORDON J. COCHRANE

Registered Psychologist

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ed. D., Counseling Psychology, University of British Columbia.
  • M.Ed., B.Ed., B.A., University of Saskatchewan.
  • Registered Psychologist. BCCP No. 0887.
  • Member of the Canadian Psychological Association.
  • Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology: USA and Canada, No. 1492.
  • Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology: No. 03607.

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Medical Legal Society of British Columbia.
  • Provider of IME’s, consulting and expert testimony for law firms in Canada and the USA.
  • Provider of a full-day CLE seminar on Psychology and the Law, accredited by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board.
  • Provider of six In-House CLE seminars on law-related psychology each of which is accredited for three professional hours by the Law Society of B. C.
  • Provider of the CLE seminar: The DSM-5 and the Law: When Hard Science Meets the Soft Science of Psychology. The print version of this seminar is featured in the June 2013 edition of The Journal of the New York State Bar Association.
  • Provider of live and recorded Law Society of B.C. and Seminar Partners of Toronto accredited CLE programs on Psychological Assessments; Human Memory, Truth Assessment; Cross-Examining the Primary Care Physician;
  • Preparation of Your Psychology/Psychiatry Expert; Cross-Examination of Psychology Metaphors.
  • Consultant and speaker for corporations, institutions and professional groups.
  • Peer reviewer for the American Journal of Preventative Medicine and the journal, Canadian Family Physician.
  • Registered Psychologist providing psychology services for individuals and couples.

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

  • Clinical Supervisor of M.A. and Ph.D. students in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia.
  • Provider of Psychological Services and Seminars for: Canada Wire & Cable, Canron Steel, Digital Equipment, Marsh & McLennan Insurance Company, Matsushita Electric of Canada, Safety Supply Canada, Weston Bakeries Ltd., William Mercer Insurance, Zurich Insurance.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Physicians and their primary relationships: How to be successful in both realms. The Journal of the BC Medical Association, Vol. 61, No. 5, June, 2019, pages 208-211.
  • MVA’s and Serious Psychological Injuries: What Constitutes a Serious Injury and how is Seriousness Determined? The Trial Lawyers’ Association of British Columbia journal, The Verdict, Fall, 2018, 158, 55-59.
  • Lawyers and their Primary Relationships: How to be Successful in both Realms. The Trial Lawyers’ Association of British Columbia journal, The Verdict, Fall, 2018, 158, 60-64.
  • Psychology and the Law: Hard Science Tools for Cross-Examining Soft Science Experts. A Handbook for Litigation Lawyers. Revised Edition, 2019, Dr. Gordon Cochrane, Devon Productions, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Preparing Your Psychology/Psychiatry Witness: Guidelines for Effective Reports and Testimony. The Journal of the New York State Bar Association, November/December, 2016.
  • The DSM-5 and the Law: When Hard Science Meets the Soft Science of Psychology. The Journal of the New York State Bar Association, June, 2013.
  • Sports Psychology: Being the Best You Can Be. 2011, Devon Productions, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Psychology and the Law: What Your Clients Know that Isn’t So. The Journal of the New York State Bar Association, November/December, 2010.
  • Role of Self-Efficacy in Weight-Loss. Canadian Health Magazine, September, 2009.
  • Psychology and the Determination of Damages: What We Know and What We Know That Isn’t So. The Trial Lawyers Association of B.C. journal, The Verdict. September, 2008. Issue 11, 45-50.
  • Role for a Sense of Self-Worth in Weight-Loss Treatments. April, 2008 Canadian Family Physician. Vol. 54, No. 4, 543-547.
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): An Update for Personal Injury Lawyers. In the Trial Lawyers Association of Ontario journal, The Litigator. March, 2006.
  • Psychology and the law: Assessments and common myths. In the Trial Lawyers Association of B.C. journal, The Verdict. October, 2004.
  • Psychology and the Law: What is Credible, What is Questionable and What is Junk? In the British Columbia law journal, The Advocate. November, 2002.
  • Psychology, Expert Testimony and the Law. In the Washington State Bar Review. 2001, Vol. 55, No.3, 24-32.
  • The Art of Psychotherapy within the Crucible of Research. 2001. CSCH Bulletin. A review of the textbooks, Handbook of Psychological Change: Psychotherapy Processes & Practices for the 21st Century. Edited by C.R. Snyder & R.E. Ingram. John Wiley & Sons, New York (776 pp) and Effective Treatments for PTSD. 2000. Edited by E. Foa, T.M. Klien & M.J. Friedman. Guilford Press, New York (385 pp).
  • The Self-Worth Odyssey. 2004. Devon Productions: ISBN# 0-9697502-3-4. A 266-page book and CD package about self-worth enhancement, personal change and the subsequent road to personal and professional success.
  • Freedom from Smoking. 2004. Devon Productions: ISBN# 0-9697052-2-6. A professional program, recorded on compact discs that effectively combines current addiction research with creative imagery activities to help smokers become non-smokers.
  • Ultimate Relaxation. 2003. Devon Productions. A one-hour imagery-based stress-reducing relaxation recording. ISBN# 0-9697502-7-7.
  • Winning at Weight-Loss. 2004. Devon Productions: ISBN# 0-9697502-3-4. A research-based and clinically sound book and CD package designed to help the user build the necessary self-worth to achieve long-term weight-loss.
  • Success, Self-Worth & You. 2002. ISBN#0-9697502-6-9. Devon Productions. A five-hour CD program about self-worth enhancement, personal change and the principles of personal and professional success.
  • Lasting Weight Loss: Attacking the Underlying Problems. A Clinical Review for Physicians. July, 1999. Feature article in the medical journal Diagnosis.
  • The Self-Worth Odyssey: The Development of a New Model for Personal Change. Spring, 1999. The CSCH Bulletin.
  • Hypnosis and Weight Loss: Which Is The Cart And Which Is The Horse. 1992. The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 33, 2, 109-118.
  • Client-Therapist Collaboration in the Preparation of Hypnosis Interventions: Case Illustrations. 1991. The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 33, 4, 254-262.
  • Hypnotherapy for Insomnia: Case Illustrations. 1989. The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 31, 199-203.
  • Hypnotherapy in Weight-Loss Treatment. 1987. The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 30, 1, 20-27.
  • Hypnotherapy and Client Suitability for the Treatment of Obesity. 1986. The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 54, 489-492.

CONSULTATIONS and EXPERT TESTIMONY:

  • Two IME’s for Vancouver MVA cases, 2018.
  • Five IME’s for Vancouver Law Firms in 2017: One MVA case; one criminal case; one workplace harassment case; one workplace competence case; one Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal case.
  • Consultation and cross-examination recommendations concerning an IME diagnosis of an Adjustment Disorder and the potential for a soft skull ruling. 2016.
  • Two IME’s concerning PTSD and allegations of employer harassment. Department of Justice Canada, 2015.
  • Cross-examination consultation concerning the reliability of conclusions drawn from short-form assessment measures and the overly speculative nature of the medical legal report. April, 2015.
  • Two reports concerning invalid assessment measures and the inappropriate diagnostic speculations that arose from the use of these measures. May, 2014.
  • Review, report, consultation and expert testimony concerning the inappropriate use of the NEO-Personality
  • Inventories and potential memory contamination, June, 2014.
  • Consultation on the validity of a Competency Assessment in a Vancouver corporation. September, 2014.
  • Review and report in a New York case involving the validity of IME’s undertaken by a New York psychiatrist and a New York psychologist. January, 2013.
  • Corporate consultation on problematic employee relations, June, 2013.
  • Consultation and expert testimony on the validity of achievement measures in the Robert Pickton case.
  • Addiction-related IME’s, treatment recommendations and hearing testimony in a number of Registered Nurses Association of B.C cases.
  • Expert testimony on the reliability of hypnosis-induced memory presented as evidence in a murder trial.
  • Report and consultation on the validity of unsubstantiated memory in a case of sexual abuse that allegedly occurred five decades earlier.
  • Expert testimony in a rape case on how to avoid memory contamination during interviews.
  • Report, consultation and expert testimony concerning the alleged misuse of hypnosis by a licensed health professional.
  • IME and report on the mental health of a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C.
  • IME and report on the mental health of a member of the College of Pharmacists of B.C.
  • Testimony in a case where a woman was charged with criminal harassment.
  • IME, report and legal consultation concerning a young man charged with criminal assault.
  • IME and report on the mental health of two lawyers.

MEDIA PRESENTATIONS

  • Radio interview on Sports Psychology: Being the Best You Can Be, October, 2013.
  • An interview with a Colorado journalist on self-efficacy and personal health for the January, 2010 edition of Delicious Living.
  • Afraid of Food. An interview on the incidence and nature of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder following an allergy caused anaphylaxis. Allergic Living, Toronto, Spring 2007.
  • CTV interviews on sports psychology and NHL hockey, April, 2003 and May, 2004.
  • The CBC talk show Almanac. To respond to callers about anxieties, October, 2002.
  • The Toronto Globe and Mail. An article on Imagery and Hypnosis for Health Professionals, August 1998.
  • The Toronto magazine, Modern Woman. An article on Weight-Loss. 1998
  • The Toronto magazine, Confidant. An article on the Enhancement of Personal Relationships. Spring 1999.
  • The Vancouver Sun. An article on Self-Worth in Healthy Families. 1995.
  • Radio and Television talk-show guest on a number of occasions to discuss psychology themes such as anxiety, relationships, self-worth and personal health.

CONFERENCE and SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

  • Effective Tools for Cross-Examining Primary Care Health Professionals. Accredited CLE program presented with lawyer Mark Cochrane, March, 2017 for Seminar Partners, Toronto.
  • Effective Tools for Cross-Examining Primary Care Health Professionals. The Medical Legal Society of B.C. January, 2015.
  • Cross-Examining the Psychology Expert on Psychological Assessments, accredited CLEBC program, March 11, 2014.
  • All Memory is Perception: Cross-Examining the Memory Witness. Accredited CLE program, December, 2013 for Seminar Partners, Toronto.
  • Effective Tools for Cross-Examining Primary Care Health Professionals. Accredited program presented with lawyer Mark Cochrane, November, 2013 for Seminar Partners, Toronto.
  • Keynote Address on Sports Psychology: Being the Best You Can Be. Healthy Aging Conference, Vancouver Island University, October, 2013.
  • Cross-Examining the Psychology Expert on Psychological Assessments, accredited CLEBC program, October, 2013.
  • The DSM-5 and the Law. Presentation to the Medical Legal Society of B.C. September, 2012.
  • Strategies for Conflict Resolution. The Board of Directors of a large B.C. company, July, 2010.
  • Psychology and the Law: What We Know and What We Know that Isn’t So. CLEBC full-day accredited seminar, October, 2009.
  • Self-Worth Enhancement in Psychotherapy. CPA-accredited seminar for Psychologists. May, 2008.
  • The Role of Self in Weight-Loss: How Psychologists Can Help. CPA-accredited seminar for Psychologists. December, 2008.
  • The Principles of Imagery Rehearsal in Sports Psychology. The B.C. Diving Team. January, 2008.
    CPA accredited seminar on Self-Worth Enhancement. The staff of Catholic Family Services of Regina. March, 2007.
  • Psychotherapy Skills for Licensed Health Professionals. Two-day seminars held in Vancouver the first weekend of February every year from 1984 to 2006.
  • Staying Calm Under Pressure. A two-day seminar for West Coast Pilots. March 2006, May 2007, April, 2008, November, 2008 and May, 2010.
  • If You Really Loved Me You Could Read My Mind. Three-hour presentations to Health Professionals given twice a year every year from 1996 to 2006.
  • If You Really Loved Me, You Could Read My Mind. A full-day CE-for-psychologists relationship-enhancement seminar for health professionals. Victoria, October, 2005.
  • Continuing Education for Psychologists and other Health Professionals. A recorded six-hour CE-for-psychologists on-line seminar on self-worth enhancement. Designed for health professionals. March, 2005.
  • Dealing with Pressure in Times of Transition. Two-hour presentation to lawyers in Vancouver September, 2004.
  • Practical CBT Strategies within the context of the Physician-Patient Relationship. Two-hour presentation to physicians at Richmond General Hospital in September 2004.
  • Self-Worth and Life Choices. Presentation at the British Columbia Psychological Association Annual conference, February, 2002.
  • Self-Worth and Life Choices. A presentation to employees of the Bentall Corporation. Vancouver, April, 2000.
  • Self-Worth and Life Choices. A presentation to club members of Fit City, Richmond, February, 2000.
  • The Self-Worth Odyssey: A presentation for Physicians and Psychologists on the key themes of personal change. Vancouver.
  • The Use of Creative Imagery in the Clinical Setting. A one-day seminar for
    Licensed Health Professionals. Vancouver.
  • Self-Worth for Success and Fulfillment. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.
  • Stress Management from a Self-Worth Perspective. Lignum Forest Products.
  • How to Establish and Maintain a Private Practice. A one-day seminar for Licensed Health Professionals. Vancouver.
  • The Realities of Long-Term Weight-Loss. A one-day seminar for Licensed Health Professionals.
  • Self-Worth and Life Choices. A three-hour presentation for the employees of National Realty Service.
  • Self-Worth and Life Choices. A public one-day seminar about personal decisions that contribute to health.
  • Self-Worth and Life Choices. A one-day seminar for UBC Continuing Education.
  • The Realities of Long-Term Weight-Loss. A one-day seminar for Licensed Health Professionals. Vancouver.
  • Self-Worth and Life Choices. Three-hour presentation at the Wellness Show, Vancouver Trade and Convention Center.
  • Self-Worth and Academic Success. A three-hour presentation to B.C. Home Economics Teachers.
  • The Role of Imagery in Psychotherapy. A three-hour presentation to Psychologists and Psychiatrists at the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Vancouver.
  • Psychotherapy Skills for Licensed Health Professionals. Two two-day seminars held at The University of Saskatchewan.
  • Self-Worth and the Ability to Say No. A three-hour presentation for the support staff of the Royal Lepage Realty.
  • Communication Skills for the staff of Martin Luther Extended Care Home. A one-day seminar.
  • Self-Worth & Peak Performance. Marsh & McLennan Insurance Co., Wm. Mercer Insurance Co. and Digital Equipment Computer Co. Three-hour presentations.
  • Psychotherapy Skills for Licensed Health Professionals. A three-hour presentation at the Banff Center, Banff, Alberta.
  • Psychotherapy Skills for University Counselors. A three-hour presentation to the North American Annual Conference of University Counselors. Vancouver.
  • Imagery and Athletic Performance. Presentations to the Saskatchewan Figure
    Skating Team and to football players from the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
  • Stress Management in the Nursing Profession. A three-hour presentation to members of the Saskatchewan Nurses’ Association.
  • Stress Management for Teachers. Numerous three-hour presentations to teacher groups.