Dr. Paddy Ducklow
(MA, M.Div., D. Min., R. Psych.)




I focus on couple therapy and family therapy but I also work a lot with individuals. I am trained in several theoretical systems including a family systems theory, cognitive-behavioural therapy and emotionally focused couple therapy. I have been a Psychologist and I have also been a church Pastor (www.CapChurch.ca).
In 2015 I retired as the Erb-Gullison Professor at Carey Theological College in marriage and family studies. Paddy and Carole are married with two adult children and three great grand kids. I love dark coffee with chocolate and you can often find me in coffee shops reading some tome with a highlighter pen. I have a muffin named after me at Crema Café in West Vancouver — so I must drink lots of coffee. By the way, I get no discount on the Paddy muffin. When people ask if I am going to write a book, I wonder what could be better than a muffin named after me. For more on my thoughts and considerations visit “Comments from the Couch” blog.
  • Registered Psychologist (College of Psychologists of BC, BC Psychology Association).
  • Erb-Gullison Professor of Marriage and Family Studies at Carey Theological College (UBC).
  • Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree on coaching church leaders in resolving “chronic” church conflict.
  • Graduate degrees in Psychology (M.A.) and Theology (Dip.C.S., M.Div.).

One more thing, I am an avid reader in the interplay between psychology and theology, and I would love you to read some of my favourites.

  • Most recently I have read “Barking at the Choir” by Father Gregory Boyle. I like this book so much, I will buy it for you if you ask.
  • Robert Farrar Capon has been my book mentor and his “Parables of Grace” is magnificent.
  • Rabbi Edwin Friedman has written several thoughtful and thorough tomes. His book on “Failure of Nerve” is about leadership and having read it several times, I can’t imagine why anyone leading anyone wouldn’t read it.
  • “Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity” by Andrew Solomon is challenging and smart. Less theology and more psychology in this one.