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, conducts cognitive and psychodiagnostic assessments, and 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), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), 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, trauma, OCD, depression, procrastination, adjusting to change, achieving personal goals, and increasing self esteem.
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Teaching, SUpervision & consultation Experiences
Dr. Fulton is involved in supervising many different trainees with a wide variety of backgrounds in providing care for people with severe concurrent disorders. 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 Vancouver Coastal Health and BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Clinical Psychology Residency Programs. Dr. Fulton is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Psychology and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. She provides training, supervision and consultation services privately to licensed health care providers and organizations regarding best practices in concurrent disorder care. She regularly gives guest lectures and seminars at local university and hospital training programs. Lastly, in addition to publishing peer-reviewed scientific articles on concurrent disorders, Dr. Fulton has presented, and continues to present, at regional, national and international conferences regarding innovative practices in treating concurrent disorders.
For more information about services provided to Helping Professionals and Organizations please see For Professionals.
For information on upcoming workshops, lectures and speaking events, please the Upcoming Events page.
For more details regarding Dr. Fulton's experience and activities, please feel free to see her CV here.