After growing up in Canada and the United Kingdom, Dr. Fulton graduated with a Bachelor of Science(Hons) from Queen's University in Kingston, ON, and graduated with a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. During her undergraduate and graduate degrees she investigated many topics related to substance use and has several publications in this and other areas of mental health (see her full CV for more information). She completed her Clinical Psychology Residency at The Royal in Ottawa, ON. She has been working in mental health treatment in BC since 2012.
Dr. Heather Fulton is a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia (#2075). She currently works full time as a Psychologist at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions (BCMHA). BCMHA is a publicly funded 6-9 month inpatient treatment centre for adults with severe, complex, concurrent mental health and substance use problems. Most clients have histories of homelessness and have exhausted all treatment options in their local health region before coming to BCMHA. At this facility Dr. Fulton helps to design and coordinate group programming, sees individual clients, consults with staff from various disciplines (e.g. Psychiatry, Nursing, Art Therapy, Spiritual Care) regarding care for clients. She is also involved in evaluating programming and teaching.
Dr. Heather Fulton also sees clients privately at North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic. She uses techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing, to best help clients with a variety of issues, including: substance use, anger, worry, social anxiety, assertiveness, panic disorder, phobias, stress, depression, procrastination, adjusting to change, achieving personal goals, and increasing self esteem. Click here to book an appointment with her.
Dr. Fulton is also involved in supervision and teaching within the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at University of British Columbia.
- For information about services provided to Health Care and Helping Professionals please see For Professionals.
- For information about services provided directly to individuals experiencing mental health and substance use issues please see For Clients.
Dr. Fulton is involved in supervising many different students with a wide variety of backgrounds in providing concurrent disorder care. She supervises UBC Psychiatry Residents and Addiction Medicine Fellows in brief evidence-based psychosocial interventions. She supervises UBC and SFU Clinical Psychology Practicum students in assessment, treatment, evaluation and consultative psychology practice. She also supervises Psychology Residents from the VCH Clinical Psychology Residency. Lastly, she provides supervision and consultation services privately to licensed health care providers who wish to have more individualized and tailored feedback regarding provision of CBT.
In addition to ongoing skills development and teaching of staff and students in her role as a Psychologist at BCMHA, Dr. Fulton holds a number of teaching positions in Metro Vancouver. She is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Psychology, a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, and an Instructor in the Department of Continuing Studies at the University of British Columbia.
Between September 2015- December 2016 Dr. Fulton taught and supervised Clinical Psychology Students within the UBC Psychology Clinic. Students conducted intake assessments and individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with clients at this clinic. Dr. Fulton also supervised student study therapists in a group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy study examining transdiagnostic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety disorders.
Since Fall 2015 Dr. Fulton has been working with UBC Continuing Education to offer workshops to helping professionals who want to increase their knowledge and skills in Cognitive Behavior Therapies. Find out more here.
Dr. Fulton also regularly guest lectures and gives local workshops on the topics of mental health, substance use, evidence-based care, trauma-informed care, and more in the local Metro Vancouver area.
For information on upcoming workshops, lectures and speaking events, please the Upcoming Events page.
For information on past workshops, lectures and speaking events, please see the Workshops page.
For more details regarding Dr. Fulton's experience and activities, please feel free to see her CV here