Where to find us

1315 Summit Drive, Kamloops, BC Office #100, Clock tower building, Tudor Village.

About Us

Dr. Carmen Swanson

Dr. Swanson was first chartered as a Psychologist in Alberta. Her initial Master's thesis and doctoral work focused on examining the role of certain cognitive factors in children and youth with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She has been a Registered Psychologist in BC since 2003 and she has worked in many settings. She has trained and/or worked in several institutional and private psychological clinical settings such as the Glenrose Hospital in Edmonton, Sunnyhill Health Center in Vancouver, Western Psychological Services, Surrey Vocational Services, Tri-City Day Treatment Program for Youth with Mental Illness, and Fraserside Youth Suicide Prevention Program. She worked as a Psychologist with a First Nations Child and Family Services agency between 2000 and 2005. She has been employed with Royal Inland Hospital Children's Health Clinic Suspected Child Abuse Network (SCAN), Eagleridge Hospital Youth Crisis Program, MCFD Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services, Kamloops Regional Correctional Center, and Child and Youth Mental Health. She is a qualified specialist with Autism Community Training Network in BC. She has also provided psychology field practicum placement supervision for the University of Victoria and the University of Calgary.

Currently her clinical practice is focused in the area of assessing autism spectrum disorders in children and youth, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, pediatric brain injuries, forensic issues related to suspected abuse of children, psycho-educational assessment, developmental disabilities, and psychovocational assessments of youth and adults. Her assessments and expert evidence has been accepted in the Provincial and Supreme Courts in BC.

Dr. John Lawrence

Dr. John Lawrence was first chartered as a Psychologist in Alberta in 1982. He has practiced as a Registered Psychologist in Ontario and Nova Scotia and was registered in BC in 1989. He was previously qualified as a Professional Teacher in BC. He has been employed in a variety of institutional and private clinical settings including the Adult Mental Health Services, University Hospital and University of Alberta in Edmonton; the Nova Scotia Psychiatric Hospital, and Child and Family Services in Halifax; he was an Instructor in the Master's Counselling Program at UBC and the Coordinator of Practicums and Internships at the Student Counselling Center at UBC; a national Employee and Family Assistance Program Psychologist in Vancouver, and provided psychological services to a First Nations Child and Youth Family Services agency in BC.

He currently provides contracted services to the Royal Inland Hospital SCAN program, and provides assessment services of injured workers for WorkSafeBC. He provides forensic and medical-legal assessments related to personal injury and family law. He has been accepted as an expert witness at the Provincial and Supreme Court Levels.