Dr. Friedlander has published two books, 17 peer reviewed articles, three book chapters and two semi-structured interviews. He has presented at more than one hundred conferences across Canada and internationally. He is the past Chair of the Developmental Disabilities Section of the Canadian Psychiatric Association and chairs the Planning Committee of the biennial B.C. Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities Conference in Vancouver, BC. Dr. Friedlander founded and is Director of the Developmental Disorders Program in the Dept. of Psychiatry at UBC. Individuals with Dual Diagnosis( Mental health and Developmental Disorders) have historically been marginalized both within the Developmental Sector and in Mental Health and the Developmental Disorders Program has been a leader in providing psychiatry residency training in this field.
Professor and Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Dr. Anthony Bailey became Professor and Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UBC in July 2010. He came from the University of Oxford where he was the Cheryl and Reece Scott Chair of Psychiatry: the first medical chair devoted to the study of autism. Dr. Bailey’s research has investigated the neurobiological basis of autistic disorders, using genetic, neuropathological and neuroimaging approaches. Until his move to Canada, Dr. Bailey coordinated the International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium: a large international team of clinicians and scientists brought together to identify susceptibility genes for autism. At Oxford, Dr. Bailey built the first Magnetoencephalographic Centre designed for the study of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Bailey’s clinical work focuses on teenagers and able adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Bailey is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Autism Research: the journal of the International Society of Autism Research.
Caron Byrne BA MSc MD FRCPC
Consultant Psychiatrist in Developmental Disability Medical Manager DDMHT MHAS/VIHA Clinical Assistant Professor, Developmental Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Dr. Byrne did her medical and psychiatric training at University of Manitoba and has since specialized in working with youth and adults with a range of developmental disability and mental health and addiction needs for the past 20 years, primarily on Vancouver Island and as well in the Interior for 10 years. Dr Byrne co-authored the Planning Guidelines for Mental Health and Addiction Services for Children, Youth and Adults with Developmental Disability (2007, BC Ministry of Health). Dr Byrne has been teaching Psychiatric Residents at UBC on DD and MHA needs since 1996.
Dr. Ursula Gutteridge
Child and Youth Psychiatrist : Developmental Disorders Mental Health Support Team, Northeast Child and Youth Mental Health Team, Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC
Dr Gutteridge obtained her Medical Degree from the University of BC and then went on to specialize in Psychiatry at McMaster University in Ontario. She then completed her subspecialty fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at BC Children’s Hospital. She has a strong interest in the field of Intellectual Disabilities and Addictions.
Douglas Lee, PhD, R.Psych. (BC/AB), ABPP, BCBA-D
Clinical Director of Behavioral Solutions Inc. and clinical faculty member Developmental Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Dr. Lee has worked with children and adults with neuro-developmental disorders (e.g. Autism, FASD, intellectual disability) since the 1970s and individuals with brain injuries since the 1980s. His focus has been on individuals with complex diagnostic and behavioral profiles. His treatment focus has been on the application of Applied Behavior Analysis for both the development and improvement of functional adaptive skills as well as managing serious behavioral challenges.
Dr. Kristen McFee is a Registered Psychologist in the Neuropsychiatry Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH). She obtained her PhD in Clinical-Developmental Psychology at York University. She provides evidence-based assessment and treatment for children with neurodevelopmental disorders and co-occurring learning, behaviour, and emotional challenges. Dr. McFee also holds a private practice at ABLE Developmental Clinic.
Bruce Pipher, M.D. F.R.C.P (C)
Clinical Director Children’s Assessment Network (IHCAN)
Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Support (DDMHS)
Senior Psychologist, Child and Youth Mental Health Policy, Ministry of Children and Family Development; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria
Dr. Price completed his doctorate at the University of Victoria in Clinical Psychology, and residency at Alberta Children’s Hospital, specializing in pediatric neuropsychology. He is the former Clinical Psychology Leader for Island Health’s Child Youth and Family Health program, Senior Clinician in the BC Autism Assessment Network, and currently with MCFD and in private practice. His clinical work is in assessment of children with neurological or developmental disorders. He has published scientific articles on ADHD, Autism, and FASD
Dr. Francois Proulx, MD, FRCPC.
Consultant Psychiatrist, Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Services. Consultant Psychiatrist, BC Children’s Hospital Neuropsychiatry Clinic. Consultant Psychiatrist, Surrey Memorial Hospital Infant Psychiatry Clinic. Clinical Instructor, University of British Columbia Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Proulx obtained his medical degree at the Université de Montréal, and completed postgraduate training in Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. He is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with a practice focused on the well-being of adults and youths with intellectual disability. He has an interest in early intervention and detection of developmental and emotional challenges in the preschool age.