Changeways Clinic staff frequently serve as resources for the media. We have been interviewed for print, radio, and television. We have helped online services develop mental health information. We have also served on open-line programs.
We understand the need to speak to the point of the story, and we know the time constraints under which most media representatives operate.
One or another of our team can speak to a variety of issues related to mental health and psychology. Here are a few areas that have been of interest:
Mental health system: Advocacy for evidence-based treatment, flaws in existing system, strategies for improvement of outpatient services.
Clinical depression: How to identify it, epidemiology, risk factors, treatment issues, effectiveness of medication versus psychotherapy, self-care strategies.
Anxiety disorders: Obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, panic, agoraphobia, social anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder. Nature, incidence, and treatment.
Stress management: How the stress response works, what it is designed for, how it gets activated inappropriately, the stress of modern life, stress management strategies.
Sexual orientation concerns: Nature and determinants of sexual orientation, ineffectiveness of reorientation therapy, stresses on lgbt people, gay marriage, coming out to heterosexual spouse.
Modern life: Stresses of, failure of modern society to reduce unhappiness, illness-promoting aspects of modern culture.
Contact us by calling 604 871 0490, or email us at to arrange a discussion, or for more information on the types of issues we can speak about.
Past Media Work: Selected Examples
New York Magazine: To get happier, focus on what makes you miserable. David Marchese.
Globe and Mail: Psychologist Randy Paterson on how not to be miserable. Gayle MacDonald.
The Art of Manliness Podcast: How to be miserable.
Context with Lorna Dueck: Outside the Box - How to be miserable with author Randy J Paterson.
Appearances in 2016 regarding How to be Miserable: CJOB Winnipeg, CJAD Montreal, CJBK London, AM1150 Kelowna.
CBC Morning Edition: How to be miserable.
BlogTalk Radio: Amy Alkon, The Advice Goddess. How and why to be assertive.
Woman’s World Magazine: “Ultimate Experts” on how to be more assertive (July 15 issue).
CTV News British Columbia: Blue Monday.
More Magazine: What, me worry? Article on anxiety and coping.
Coco Magazine: The nature and prevention of depression.
National Post: Interview for article on mental health policy.
Best Health Magazine: Interview for article on happiness, November issue.
On The Coast with CBC Radio Vancouver: On toxic optimism.
Everyday Leadership with Dan Mulhern: Assertive communication in the workplace.
The Yellowknifer Newspaper: New anti-suicide program in NWT.
CBC Radio North: The treatment of depression.
CTV Atlantic: Cognitive behaviour therapy for depression.
CounsellingBC.com: Audio interview on the treatment of depression.
Strides (publication of Anxiety Disorders Association of BC): Depression, mood disorders, and anxiety.
Chatelaine Magazine: Eight Strategies to Beat Depression. (reprinted in Reader’s Digest).
Georgia Straight (Vancouver-based community newspaper): Educating the public about depression.
CKNW 980 The Rafe Mair Show: Clinical depression.
WRNJ-Oldies 1510: Let’s Talk About it with Dr Frank Fowler.
eYada.com Internet talk radio: Assertive communication.
ShrinkRap with Dr Jim Ricks: Coming out.
The Vancouver Sun: Psychologist offers techniques to help overcome depression.
CBC Radio British Columbia: Treatment of social phobia.
CFPL Television London Ontario News Hour: On suicide.