As a recognized expert in the areas of addictions and adolescent and family therapy, I often provide education, training, and community outreach through the media. Please contact me for media presentation or speaking engagements.


Media presentations:



  • Breakfast Television (City TV): Holiday Hangover. December 6 2011

  • The effects of parents providing alcohol to teens.

    • (AM 770) Dave Rutherford Show, June 2009
  • Parent involvement in safe-grads & responsible drinking for teens

    (Access TV) Alberta Primetime, June 2009

  • Should you let your kids drink at home?

    (Macleans Magazine) June 2, 2009

  • Binge Drinking Series (CBC radio news)
October 21st 2008

  • Potential impact of Alberta Government’s new drinking laws

    (CBC Radio) Wild Rose Country, July 2008

  • Binge Drinking during Calgary Stampede (CBC Radio)
Eye opener, July 2008

  • Update on Binge Drinking

    (CBC radio news) July 2008

  • U of C Prof Gets Grant to Study Binge Drinking

    Calgary Herald, October 27, 05

  • U of C Prof Launches Student Booze Study

    Calgary Sun. October 27, 05

  • Binge drinking not as healthy as thought

    Gauntlet. November 10, 05

  • Qr77 News (12:00) (CHQR-AM)

    Calgary, October 26, 05

  • U of C students are drinking more than the average person

    Calgary News (CBR-AM), Calgary, Oct 26, 05

  • Channel 3 Headline News (CFCN-TV)

    Calgary, October 26, 05

  • Health Beat, Global News (CICT-TV) 
Calgary, October 26, 05

  • CBC News-Health: Psychologist asks why campus anti-drinking campaigns fall on deaf ears

  • Alberta Ce Soir (CBRFT-TV) Edmonton, October 26, 05

  • Canada Now (CBRT-TV)
Edmonton, October 26, 05

  • City News @ Six (CKAL-TV)
Calgary, October 26, 05

  • Channel 3 Evening News & Channel 3 Late news (CFCN_TV)
Calgary, October 26, 05

  • CBC Home Stretch (CBC Radio)
Calgary, October 26, 05

  • CBC National Morning News (CBC-NW)
National, October 27, 05

  • Study highlights student binge drinking 
Calgary Sun, July 7, 05


Lecture/Presentation topics:

  • Internet and Gaming addiction and abuse

  • Behavioural Family Based Therapy with Substance Abusing Teens

  • Binge drinking rates and consequences among Canadian University Students and teens and reduction strategies

  • Adolescent Family and Early Trauma Correlates of Substance Abuse

  • Motivational Interviewing and Relapse Prevention

  • Treating patients with substance abuse and concurrent disorders