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Joachim Sehrbrock

Position: Instructor
Department: Psychology/Social Science
Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: N3454 (New Westminster) or A3182 (Coquitlam)
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Education and Credentials

  • Registered Psychologist, College of Psychologists of British Columbia
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pathways Counselling Centre, California, USA
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Teaching, Education, and Research, Sofia University, California, USA
  • M.A., Psychology, Sofia University, California, USA
  • B.A., Contemplative Psychology, Naropa University

 

Academic and Professional Profile

  • Faculty, Douglas College
  • Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • Private practice in downtown Vancouver

 

Teaching Concentrations

Clinical psychology; Psychopathology; Developmental psychology

Courses

  • PSYC 1130 Lifespan Human Development
  • PSYC 1200 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 2341 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 3342 Developmental Psychopathology

 

Clinical/Research Activities

Dr. Sehrbrock has taught at Douglas since 2013. He also works as a clinical psychologist in private practice, where he provides psychological services to adults with a variety of mental health challenges. He has widely taught and presented on clinical competencies for clinical services and psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, and Queer individuals and couples. He has many years of clinical experience working with this population. In the past, Dr. Sehrbrock has worked in a leadership capacity in integrated primary care settings and as a psychologist in child and youth mental health. He has a particular interest in the theory and practice of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as a long-standing interest in contemporary psychodynamic and psychoanalytic literature.

Open to Supervising Honours Students for 2018-19: NO

Professional Affiliations and Community Service

  • Canadian Psychological Association, member
  • American Psychological Association, member

 

Hobbies and Interests

Mindfulness; Buddhist psychology and practice; Learning new things; Spending time in the outdoors

Selected Refereed Publications:

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2015). Collaborative care: Why it matters to psychologists and how any psychologist can be part of it. BC Psychologist, Fall 2015, 17-19.

 

 

Chotem, M., Cave, D., Sehrbrock, J., & Gambrel, R. (2015). Psychologists’ role in primary and community care in British Columbia. Submission to the Government of British Columbia Ministry of Health: British Columbia Psychological Assocoiation.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. & DeGagne, T. (2014). Primary care psychology: Increasing capacity and decreasing barriers to psychological services through integrated care. BC Psychologist, 3(4), 26-28.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2008). A comparison of treatment planning conducted by integrally informed and non-integrally informed psychotherapists. Dissertation Abstracts International, 69(02), 1343.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2007). Preliminary evidence for the effectiveness of integrally-informed treatment. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 2(1), 40-59.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2007). The integrative helper: Convergence of Eastern and Western traditions. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 39(2), 240-242.


 

Selected Presentations:

 

Sehrbrock, J. & DeGagne, T. (2017). Future Directions of Care: The Future of the Behavioural Health Consultant. Workshop at the Hot Topics in Mental Health 2017 conference, Departments of Family Practice and Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. & Nguan, A. (2016). Evaluating Behavioural Health Consultation in an Integrated Family Practice Setting. Freestanding paper presentation at the Family Medicine Forum, Vancouver, BC.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2018). Diversity Issues in Psychotherapy: Issues of Ethical and Cultural Competency In Psychiatric Practice with LGBT Populations. Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. February 15, 2018.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2018). Ethical Considerations and Cultural Competency for Psychological Practice with LGBT Populations. Psychology Residency Seminars Series at Vancouver General Hospital, January 22, 2018.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2017). An Introduction to Psychodynamic Case Formulation. Guest Lecture for PGY-2 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Course, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. December 14, 2017.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2017). Cultural Competency for Psychological Practice with LGBT Populations. Psychology Residency Seminars Series at Vancouver General Hospital, November 9, 2017.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2017). Psychodynamic Case Formulation. Guest Lecture for PGY-3 Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Course, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. October 5, 2017.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. & DeGagne, T. (2017). Providing Effective Evidence-Based Integrated Health Care: The Behavioural Health Consultation Program. Invited Address at the Regional Executives Meeting of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. March 9, 2017.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. & DeGagne, T. (2017). Providing Effective Evidence-Based Integrated Health Care: The Behavioural Health Consultation Program. Invited Address at the Vancouver Divisions of Family Practice, January 11, 2017.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2016). Treatment of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Patients. Psychology Residency Seminars Series at Vancouver General Hospital, November 3, 2016.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2016). The Use of Intrinsic Motivators (Values) to Address Problems in Primary Care. Session 2 in the Workshop Series on Innovative Mental and Behavioural Health Strategies in Primary Care: Facilitating Change Through Acceptance-Based Interventions. Presentation to Primary Care Staff at Raven Song, Vancouver Coastal Health, July 11, 2016.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2016). Addressing Behavioural Avoidance in Primary Care through Acceptance-Based Intervention. Session 1 in the Workshop Series on Innovative Mental and Behavioural Health Strategies in Primary Care: Facilitating Change Through Acceptance-Based Interventions. Presentation to Primary Care Staff at Raven Song, Vancouver Coastal Health, July 11, 2016.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2016). Clinical Issues in Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Trans Patients. University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, Practicum Course Lecture, February 25th, 2016.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2015). Issues in Primary Care Psychology – The Behavioural Health Consultation Program (BHCP). Presentation and participation in a panel on Behavioural Consultation, University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, November 6, 2015.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. & DeGagne, T. (2015). Collaborative Care at Vancouver Coastal Health – The Behavioural Health Consultation Program (BHCP). Presentation to the VCH Primary Care Executive Committee, September 11, 2015.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2015). Diversity: Treatment of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Patients. Psychology Residency Seminars Series at Vancouver General Hospital, November 5, 2015.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J., DeGagne, T., & Nguan, A. (2015). How We Worked Together to Achieve Integrated Care at VCH, How the Public Benefits, and What We Learned Along The Way: A Collaborative Care Case Study. Presentation at the Annual General Meeting of the College of Psychologists of BC, May 28, 2015.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2014). Improving Relationship Health: Mental Health Strategies for Couples in Primary Care . Presentation to physicians at Broadway Plaza Family Practice, October 15, 2014.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J., & Finley, Z. (2014). Developmental Considerations in Psychotherapy with Gay Men: Contemporary Psychodynamic Themes. Counselling Professionals Group at the Health Initiative for Men, April 24, 2014.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2014). Diversity: Treatment of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Patients. Psychology Residency Seminars Series at Vancouver General Hospital, November 6, 2014.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2014). Working with Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Patients in Psychotherapy – Theories, Research, and Clinical Issues. Psychology Residency Seminars Series at Vancouver General Hospital, April 25th, 2014.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2014). Clinical Issues in Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Trans Patients. University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, Practicum Course, March 25th, 2014.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2013). Contemporary Attachment Research in Practice – Mentalizing with Adolescents whose Caregivers Suffer from Mental Illness. Child and Youth Mental Health Professionals at Vancouver Coastal Health, January 9th, 2013.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2013). Clinical Applications of Contemporary Attachment Theory – Promoting Secure Attachments in Clinical Encounters through Mentalizing. Psychology Residency Seminars Series at Vancouver General Hospital, April 30th, 2012 and May 3rd, 2013

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. & Finley, Z. (2014, September) Developmental considerations and issues of technique in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with gay men. Scientific Program at the Western Branch of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, Vancouver, BC.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2014, June). Gay men in psychodynamic therapy: Rethinking old theories in the 21st century. Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, BC.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2013, June). At the intersection of shame and conflict: An intersubjective reflection on the treatment of a gay couple. Presentation at the 39th Annual Congress of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, Vancouver, BC.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2012, March). Contemporary attachment research in practice: Mentalizing with adolescents whose caregivers suffer from mental illness. Workshop at the Child and Youth Mental Health Matters conference, Vancouver, BC.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2012, May). Mentalizing in psychotherapy with same-sex couples. Presentation at the International Family Therapy Association Congress, Vancouver, BC.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2008, August). Treatment planning across integral, humanistic, transpersonal, and other therapeutic orientations. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association (APA), Boston, MA.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2008, August). Integrally informed treatment planning (IITP) in clinical practice. Workshop at the Integral Theory Conference of the Integral Institute, Pleasant Hill, CA.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2008). Using Mindfulness to Cope with Stress. Holy Names University, Oakland, Ca. April 7th, 2008.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2007). Stress and the Art of Turning Toward. California College of the Arts, Student Services. October 16th, 2007.

 

 

Sehrbrock, J. (2006, August). Preliminary evidence for the effectiveness of integrally-informed treatment. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA.