Stephen Rochefort

Position: Instructor

Department: Psychology/Social Science

Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: NW N3447

Office Phone: (604) 527-5841


Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Forensic Clinical Psychology, Simon Fraser University
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Simon Fraser University
  • B.A., Psychology (Distinction), University of Calgary
  • R. Psych (CPBC #2329; CAP #4565)
  • MBA, Strategic Management, University of Calgary
  • Ph.D., Computing Science, Simon Fraser University
  • M.Sc., Computing Science, University of Alberta
  • B.Sc., Computing Science (Honours), University of Alberta

Academic and Professional Profile

My academic and professional interests lie within the areas of forensic and clinical psychology. As a registered psychologist, I operate a professional practice in the areas of forensic psychology and adult and adolescent/youth clinical psychology. Within the forensic psychology field, my areas of focus are in assessments, interventions, and consultations in criminal and civil forensics working with the Courts, legal counsel, offenders, defendants, and victims of crime. Within the adult and adolescent/youth clinical psychology fields, my areas of focus are on assessments and interventions to address a broad range of presentations (e.g., anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicide, and personality disorders). A significant portion of my practice is dedicated to the assessment and treatment of trauma within the first responder population. I am fortunate to be able to integrate my clinical experience with my teaching at Douglas College.

Teaching Concentrations

My current teaching covers a diverse collection of psychological topics including introduction to psychology, data analysis and statistics, and psychology and law. My future teaching opportunities include developmental psychopathology and personality. I am particularly interested in offering courses relevant to forensic and clinical psychology.


  • PSYC 1100, An Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 2300, Data Analysis in Psychology
  • PSYC 3314, Psychology and Law
  • PSYC 3331, Introduction to Personality
  • PSYC 3342, Developmental Psychopathology

Research/Clinical Activities

I have been interested in a few different areas of psychological research. I have explored the roles of attachment security and invalidation as precursors to borderline personality disorder. I have also explored how risk taking behaviours mitigate problematic mental health symptomatology, specifically in individuals with attention-related difficulties. Some of my current interests are in the development of structured professional judgement guidelines for psychological assessment and the integration of technology in the provision of psychological services.

Open to Supervising Honours Students for 2021-22: NO

Professional Affiliations and Community Service

College of Psychologists of British Columbia, Registered Psychologist (#2329)

College of Alberta Psychologists, Registered Psychologist (#4565)

Canadian Psychological Association, Member

American Psychological Association, Member

British Columbia Psychologists Association, Member

Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, member

American Psychology-Law Society, Member

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts