John R. Wagner, Ph.D.
License:   1713   

Cognitive & Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Complex Psychological Problems

Vancouver, British Coumbia

John R. Wagner, Ph.D.
1040 - 1200 Burrard St
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2C7


Dr. Wagner is a registered psychologist in British Columbia. He is the Director of the DBT Centre of Vancouver and an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia. Dr.Wagner received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Toledo in Ohio(APA-accredited). Prior to enrolling in the doctoral program, he worked for 2 years as a research assistant at the New York Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in New York City. At the University of Toledo, he received training in a variety of evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Wagner developed his interest in DBT during his pre-doctoral internship at Tualatin Valley Centers in Portland, OR (APA-accredited). Dr.Wagner completed a joint 2 year postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington (UW), and with the DBT Center of Seattle. During this fellowship, Dr. Wagner received intensive training and supervision in DBT and other evidence based treatments. He has served as the Clinic Associate Director of the Psychology Clinic at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and taught graduate level courses on DBT at both the UW and UBC. He regularly supervises graduate students in providing DBT. In addition, he was trained as a DBT adherence coder for Dr. Linehan's research studies at UW.

Dr. Wagner provides evidence-based psychological services to adolescent and adult clients and regularly consults with other area providers in working with persons struggling with complex multi-systemic disorders. His primary areas of expertise are in providing cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy.

Areas of Expertise
Dr. Wagner assists clients using evidenc-based practices with a variety of problems including:

Problems managing emotions
Suicidal thinking or behaviour (e.g., suicide attempts)
Self-injury and other self-destructive behaviours
Borderline personality disorder
Impulsive behaviours that can be dangerous (such as reckless driving, spending, sex, etc.)
Anxiety and related problems
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Alcohol or drug problems
Eating disorders (Bulimia & Binge-Eating)
Anger management problems
Chronic feelings of emptiness
Difficulties building and maintaining healthy relationships
Other quality of life issues

Office Information:

To find out further about his services, please visit or contact the office at 604-569-1156.