Dr. Susan Higginbottom’s Credentials

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology,
Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, 1991

M.A. Clinical Psychology,
Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, 1987

B.A. (Hons.) Law and Psychology,
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, 1985

Associations and Memberships

College of Psychologists of British Columbia (No. 1056).

British Columbia Psychological Association

Selected Recent Professional Development

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression:  From Theory to Practice.  Vancouver, 2013
Interpersonal Psychotherapy.  Vancouver, 2011
Best Practices in Assessing & Treating Chronic Pain.  2010
Stilling the Mind: The Use of Mindfulness in Therapy, Vancouver 2009
Acceptance and Mindfulness in Clinical Practice, Dr. S. Hayes, Vancouver 2008
WorkSafeBC Mental Health Provider Conference, Vancouver 2008
Ethical Challenges for Practicing Psychologists: A Case-Based Approach, Dr. S. Behnke, J.D.,  Vancouver, 2008
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders, Dr. J. Forsyth, Vancouver, 2007
Attachment, Self-Understanding, Neural Integration and the Developing Mind: Dr. Daniel Siegal, NASAP Annual Conference, Vancouver 2007
Mindfulness Based Counselling,  Dr. J. Rodriquez, Vancouver, 2006
Depression Map Workshop, Dr. R. Patterson, Vancouver, 2006
Understanding Psychopharmacology. Dr. J. Preston, Vancouver, 2004.
Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis. Vancouver, 2004.
Overcoming Anger and Interpersonal Conflict.  Dr. D. Burns, Vancouver, 2003.
Supervised Training in Advanced Assessment. Dr. Jane McEwan, Vancouver,  2002/2003.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Strategies for Therapeutic Success.  Dr. David Burns, Vancouver, 2002
Trauma, Dissociation & Attachment Conference. Vancouver, 2002.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Sally Winston, Vancouver,  2000.


In addition to private practice work, Dr. Susan Higginbottom has taught psychology at the university level, developed and presented workshops for various organizations as well as published research findings in areas ranging from retirement experiences and marital satisfaction to Criminal Code categorizations. Dr Higginbottom routinely seeks out educational opportunities in order to add to her knowledge base as well as keeping herself up-to-date.