Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Faculties > Humanities and Social Sciences > Psychology > Faculty > Anne Macgregor
Department: Psychology/Social Science
Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: NW N3453
Office Phone: (604) 527-5566
Education and Credentials
Academic and Professional Profile
The biggest takeaway about psychology is that it lets you work in so many different areas and with so many different types of people, you can always be challenged and have fun!
After all, I basically started my career by working as a lifeguard during summer breaks from university. I was lucky enough to get a job working as a lifeguard with children with developmental disabilities. This opened the door for future jobs and set my academic course in developmental psychology. After graduating with a BA hons. in psychology from Carleton University, I worked with youth in care for the city of Calgary. It was great to work as a youth counsellor but more education beckoned.
Deciding that I wanted to make more of a difference, I attended George Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee for a master's in human development counseling.
After my return to Canada, I worked as an addictions counsellor for AADAC in Alberta. However the lure of the ocean proved too much and I left Alberta to do a doctorate in counselling psychology at UBC (and moved to a promised land with no cold temperatures and infrequent snow:). I am a registered psychologist in BC.
Since then I've worked as a director of a family counselling program in Surrey, and a clinical psychologist in the child and adolescent program and the Brain injury unit at G.F. Strong Centre, BC Rehabilitation doing treatment and neuropsychological assessments. I've had a private practice and worked as a clinical psychologist for a lower mainland school board doing psycho-educational assessments. I've also taught at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and at Douglas College.
Every person I've met in my work has taught me and reinforced the importance of connection and caring for others. It's clear that psychological principles can truly help us understand one another and make the world a better place.
Open to Supervising Honours Students for 2020-21: NO
Professional Affiliations and Community Service
Hobbies and Interests
Travelling, being outdoors, and learning new things!