Donald Meen

Position: Instructor

Department: Psychology/Social Science

Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: NW N3425

Office Phone: (604) 527-5307


Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Manitoba
  • M.Ed., Counselling Psychology, University of Alberta
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Alberta

Academic and Professional Profile

Registered as a psychologist first in 1979 in Alberta, subsequently from 1987 to 2015 in B.C. with declared area of competence and practice (College of Psychologists of B.C.): Clinical. Program Head from 1973 to 1982 of the Youth Development program of Grant MacEwan College. Instructor in Psychology Dept. of Douglas College from 1990 to present. Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Simon Fraser University 1999 to 2010.

Teaching Concentrations

Introductory Psychology and courses related to Clinical Psychology: Abnormal Psychology and Psychological Assessment.


  • PSYC 1100, 1200 (Introductory Psychology)
  • PSYC 2341 (Abnormal Psychology)
  • PSYC 4360 (Psychological Assessment)

Research/Clinical Activities

Hospital practice (UBC and Royal Columbian) from 1986 to 2005; private practice from 1987 to 2015. Specific area of practice: adult clinical psychodiagnosis and treatment primarily of anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD. .

Open to Supervising Honours Students for 2021-22: NO

Professional Affiliations and Community Service

Canadian Psychological Association, member American Psychological Association, member Consultant to the Anglican Church of Canada and Diocese of New Westminster concerning policies addressing the acceptance of gay, lesbian people.

Hobbies and Interests

Reading about and discussing the psychology/anthropology/history of religion; gardening; music from symphony to folk; travel. .


Meen, D.J. (1994). What science is saying: The contribution of science to understanding homosexuality. In The Anglican Church of Canada, Hearing Diverse Voices; Seeking Common Ground. A Program of Study on Homosexuality and Homosexual Relationships (pp. 2-18 Supplement). Toronto: ABC Publishing.

Meen, D.J. (2004). Good psychology is good theology, good theology is good psychology. In G. Dunn, and C. Ambidge (Eds.) Living Together in the Church (pp. 136-162), Toronto: ABC Publishing.


Grand Rounds presentations Royal Columbian Hospital: CBT for Depression, CBT Group Treatment of Panic Disorder. Mental Illness Awareness Week presentations: Depression in the Workplace, Psychological Treatment of Depression.