Paxton Bach

Dr. Paxton Bach

Paxton Bach MD, MSc, ABIM, FRCPC, is a post-doctoral research fellow with the BC Centre on Substance Use and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He additionally serves as the Associate Director for the BCCSU Clinical Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program, and

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Kelsey Antifaeff

Kelsey Antifaeff, MSW, RCSW is a clinical social worker at Vancouver General Hospital. Kelsey has an interest in comprehensive assessments and treatment plans for individuals living with mental illness and substance use disorders (concurrent disorders). Through the Fellowship, she hopes to build clinical skills working with youth and adults living

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Elspeth Humphreys

Elspeth Humphreys, BSW, MSW, RSW is a certified clinician in Emotion Focused Family Therapy and the Regional Coordinator of Fraser Health’s Eating Disorders Programs. She is also the Provincial Chair of the Eating Disorder & Substance Use working group & she has a pending position on the board for the

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Erika McLaren

Erika McLaren, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW has been employed by Interior Health Authority (IHA) since 2015, focusing in the areas of Inpatient Psychiatry and Community Mental Health. Erika’s current role is with Cedar Sage Health and Wellness as the Social Worker on a multidisciplinary team. Erika’s clinical interests include: ADHD,

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Ainslie Cook

Ainslie Cook, MSW RSW is a social worker at the Oak Tree Clinic at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre. By enrolling in the Fellowship, Ainslie hopes to enhance her clinical skills while working across differing substance use sites and models of recovery, as well as learning more about the

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Patricia (Patti) Johnson

Patricia (Patti) Johnson, RN is a practicing Registered Nurse at BC Women’s Hospital on Fir Square, a Perinatal Addictions unit. Patti has interests in harm reduction, trauma-informed care and client advocacy. Through the Fellowship she hopes to gain greater insight into the psycho-social challenges of the clients served, acquire a

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Maggie Tong

Maggie Tong, RN currently works on the Vancouver Integrated Supervision Unit, a joint Vancouver Coastal Health and BC Corrections mental health team. Maggie’s interests include harm reduction and outreach models of care. Through the fellowship, she hopes to engage with the community in order to identify barriers to care and

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Guido Thylmann

Guido Thylmann, RPN has worked with study participants from high-risk and marginalized populations, including individuals with a history of psychiatric illness and problematic substance use. Guido is interested in the intersection between mental health and substance use, particularly in the lived experience of high intensity stimulant users coming into contact with

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Eric Eligh

Eric Eligh, RN(C) is particularly interested in concurrent disorders, treatment of stimulant use disorders, and psychedelic therapy. Through the fellowship, he hopes to gain greater insight into the continuum of care available to clients as they navigate their healthcare needs. Through clinical placements he hopes to sharpen his assessment and

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Valerie Nicholls

Valerie Nicholls, MD is completing a residency in Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. She has an interest in rural and remote medicine, psychotherapy, and concurrent disorders throughout the lifespan. Her interest in the fellowship is to gain a depth and breadth of understanding in the collaborative treatment of

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