Dr. Paul G. Swingle
Paul G. Swingle, Ph.D., F.C.P.A (Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association), R.Psych., Senior Fellow BCIA, B.C.N., B.C.B.
Dr. Swingle can be considered one of the founding fathers of Clinical Psychoneurophysiology, one of a select few, directly responsible for bringing Neurotherapy out of university labs and clinics to the general populace in the 1980’s.
His academic positions include, Professor of Psychology at the University of Ottawa from 1972 to 1997, Lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School from 1991 to 1998, Associate Attending Psychologist at McLean Hospital (Boston), Head of the Clinical Psychophysiology Service McLean Hospital (Boston). Professor Swingle was also Clinical Supervisor at the University of Ottawa from 1987 to 1997 and Chairman of the Faculty of Child Psychology from 1972 to 1977. Dr. Swingle is a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia and is Board Certified in Biofeedback and Neurotherapy. He is actively involved in research and practice. His numerous publications including nine books and numerous peer reviewed journal publications. Some of which can be accessed here.
Dr. Elizabeth Hartney (Locum practitioner)
Elizabeth Hartney, Ph.D., A.F.B.Ps.S. (Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society), R.Psych., B.C.N., B.C.B.
Dr. Hartney has 20 years experience of biofeedback and neurofeedback, as well as higher education, research, and health policy. She is the Chair of the Quantitative Electrophysiology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association.
Her academic positions include, Professor of Leadership (Health Specialization) and Director of the Centre for Health Leadership and Research at Royal Roads University since 2016, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich from 2003-2006, Resident Psychologist at the British Columbia Ministry of Health, Psychologist at the Addiction Centre, Foothills Hospital (Calgary). Dr. Hartney is a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia, a Chartered Psychologist in Great Britain, she is listed on the Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists, and is Board Certified in Biofeedback and Neurotherapy. She has served on the Advisory Council of Autism Community Training since 2008. She is actively involved in research and practice. Her publications including two books and numerous edited book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, and online publications.
Julia Leibowich, M.C.P., C.C.C.
Julia is originally from the USA, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at New York University in 2008. She came to Canada to work at the University of British Columbia, assisted research in infant language acquisition and co-published two papers on gesture and speech. She returned to school in order to obtain a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, and before joining the Swingle Clinic, had spent the past six years working as a counsellor in the non-profit sector.
Julia believes in a holistic approach to wellness, and is continuing to support client healing at the Swingle Clinic through neurotherapy and counselling. She is a Canadian Certified Counsellor through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Our highly trained neurotechnician staff is skilled in healing facilitation techniques including therapeutic touch, energy psychology and cranial sacral therapy. Their training background ranges from nursing to physiotherapy to traditional Chinese medicine. Ongoing training in supportive and facilitating healing techniques is an integral part of our clinical staff development program.
Jana has been working as a Neurotechnician and Craniosacral Therapist at Swingle Clinic since 2001. Her life-long learning journey started in Czech Republic where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Education.
After 3 years of teaching she immigrated to Canada, and pursued studies in health care. The first step in this direction was a 12 year long position as a Registered Radiation therapist at BC Cancer Agency. Jana continued to broaden her knowledge by completing a 3 year Acupuncture program at ICTM in Vancouver, and studying Craniosacral Therapy (CST), therapy modalities including Somato Emotional Release (SER). Jana is passionate about her work and continues attending lectures in preventative medicine. In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, and learning new languages.
Early has a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from Fatima College of Physical Therapy in the Philippines. She also holds a Certificate in Adult Mental Health from Douglas College. Prior to working at Swingle Clinic Early worked in a private facility for individuals with mental health issues. Here Early assisted individuals with mental health challenges and addiction issues by guiding and supporting to enable healing and recovery.
In 2007, Early joined Swingle Clinic as a Neurotechnician. She now works with both children and adults with wide range of neurophysiologic conditions. Early is our specialist bodily injury, brain trauma, and biological ailments that result in compromised movement. She blends her knowledge from both the worlds of physiotherapy and pshychoneurophsiology to assist individuals reach their maximum potential. Early also runs our sleep assessment lab.
Early is a most compassionate individual, passionate about her work often going beyond the call of duty to accommodate clients well being. She treats every client with outmost respect and works very hard to provide them with the best and effective treatment they deserve.
Lucie has been a neurotechnician at Swingle Clinic for fourteen years. She has Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in Psychology from the University of Edmonton, Alberta. Prior to joining the Swingle Clinic, Lucie worked with special needs individuals with behavioural, physical and mental challenges in a community based setting. Her experience also includes one-on-one career counselling, workshop design, and group instruction to help clients with finding their career path and goal setting. Lucie has also taken numerous courses in counselling and nutrition. She very much enjoys helping individuals not only reach their best potential, but to thrive, by applying a holistic approach to wellbeing.
Kimmy graduated from Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical sciences, China in 2002 and holds a bachelor degree in medicine and a major in maternal and child health care.
She also studied at the University College in London, UK, where she graduated with a Master’s degree in molecular medicine in 2003.
Rose graduated with her Bachelors of Psychology with Distinction in 2017 from the University of Saskatchewan. From there she directly entered graduate school, where she is currently in her third year of a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology.
Rose has clinical experience working with clients of many diverse backgrounds and ages. She is currently training to become a clinical psychologist and is looking forward to working with children and youth once finished her studies. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and travelling abroad.
Julia is a Queen’s University graduate who received a BSc, Major in Psychology and minor in Life Sciences. She has worked as a Neuro-Technician and Research Assistant at several Neurofeedback clinics in Ontario, before moving to Vancouver and joining the Swingle Clinic as a Neuro-Technician. Julia enjoys to be able to use her neuroscience and mental health knowledge to help make a difference in our client’s lives.
Cheri matriculated from Jeppe High School for Girls in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2005, after which she began a degree towards becoming a Chiropractor. After four years of studying in this field, her passion for children pulled her towards a different calling and a career change was made. From here on, Cheri pursued a diploma in Early Childhood Montessori Education and graduated with outstanding results. After teaching at a variety of schools, Cheri quickly realized that to be able to give children the best possible start in life, it would be best to open and teach at her own school, where she was able to apply the Montessori principles holistically.
In the same year she completed her diploma, she enrolled at The University of South Africa (UNISA) and now holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours In Psychology degree. Cheri continues her studies in the field of psychology in the hope that she can help as many people she can. Cheri moved to Vancouver at the beginning of 2019 and is now proud to be part of the Swingle Clinic Team.
Samantha joined the Swingle Clinic team as a research assistant in 2019. She graduated from Emory University (Atlanta, USA) with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and plans to continue her education and pursue her masters in child developmental psychology. Samantha’s main areas of interest in research include emotional memory, and risk and resilience in child development. While Samantha’s primary role is as Reasearch Assistant to Dr. Paul Swingle, she provides assistance to our clinicians as a Neuro-Technician during intake.
Jill graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with Distinction. Before coming to the Swingle Clinic in 2017, Jill worked with children with special needs in home, school, and community settings. Jill looks most forward to interacting with clients and hearing about the progress they have made at the clinic. In her spare time, Jill enjoys walking her dog, participating in fitness classes, and reading.