I am a psychologist practicing in Vancouver, Canada. This site provides information about my training programs, public speaking, online courses, and books. For information about my clinical work, please visit

How to be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use is now available!

here to see the Globe and Mail’s piece on the book, or here for New York Magazine’s take. Many thanks to the print, radio, and online media who have shown such interest. For media inquiries, email me (paterson at changeways dot com) directly or click here.

Also, click
here for a podcast from artofmanliness.com, or here for my interview at Relationships 2.0.

The book is available for purchase from bookstores,
amazon.ca, amazon.com, indigo, and Barnes and Noble.

Here is a video interview about the book from Context With Lorna Dueck:

Meanwhile, online courses including
UnDoing Depression and How to Buy Happiness are available on our new teaching platform. Learn more about these programs and get discounted prices on this page.

Public Presentations
Keynotes, lectures, and workshops based on my books.

Professional Training Programs
Workshops and talks on psychotherapy practice for healthcare professionals.

Online Courses
Programs for professionals and for the public, including previews and discounts.
We’ve just launched our NEW school page with discounts for all courses.

Information on the upcoming
How to be Miserable and my other books.

Media Work
Potential topics and past work.



PsychologySalon: The Blog. Click here to visit my blog on psychology and psychotherapy. The theme is “Therapy: Inside and Out” and is intended for both mental health professionals and the general public.