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Dr. Dueck



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Areas of Focus

  • Traumatic stress (including occupational stress injuries) 
  • Caregiver stress (including burnout and compassion fatigue)
  • Grief and loss 
  • Anxiety and mood concerns
  • Life transitions 
  • Relationship concerns
  • Chronic pain/chronic illness
  • Concussion management
  • Occupational disability and return to work

Dr. Jaye Dueck is a registered psychologist (Reg. No. 1564, College of Psychologists of British Columbia) located in Kamloops, BC. She maintains a part-time private practice, providing assessment and treatment services (in-person and by tele-health) to adults across BC.

Dr. Dueck has extensive clinical training, experience (over 20 years), and interest in traumatic stress disorders (especially occupational stress and trauma), caregiver stress (including burn-out and compassion fatigue), grief and loss, anxiety and mood disorders, life transitions, relationship concerns, chronic pain/chronic illness, and concussion management. Dr. Dueck current practice focuses mostly on providing services to health care professionals, first responders (law enforcement personnel, firefighters, paramedics/other emergency health service workers, active and retired military, and animal care workers (veterinarians and veterinary technicians, animal rescue/shelter workers). Dr. Dueck is an approved Psychologist Provider for Veteran Affairs Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canadian Armed Forces, Worksafe BC, and ICBC.

Dr. Dueck uses evidence-based psychological treatment approaches, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), as well as other interventions including Dialetical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which are individually tailored and goal-oriented to maximize therapy progress and success. Dr. Dueck is committed to providing competent, caring, and collaborative psychological services to her clients. 

More About Her Background

Dr. Dueck was born and raised on a ranch in northern Alberta and after high school, although undecided on a specific career path, went on to university with general interests in helping people and animals. As she started her post-secondary studies at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, she became interested in psychology, and especially the field of rehabilitation psychology. She went on to complete a B.A. (Honours), Major in Psychology and Minor in Kinesiology.


She returned to Alberta to complete her master’s degree (M.Ed.) in Counselling Psychology but her love for beautiful BC led her to returning to Vancouver where she completed her Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). During her doctoral studies she continued to pursue additional supervised clinical training in traumatic stress. In 2001-2022, she then completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Workers’ Compensation Board of BC (WBC, now WorkSafe BC) where she received further training in the assessment and treatment of work-related mental health disorders, chronic pain, and injury adjustment. Dr. Dueck then decided to pursue further research and clinical experience in traumatic stress and she went on to complete a 2 year post-doctoral program in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC (2002-2004). Dr. Dueck became a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia in 2004. In 2005, she was awarded a Michael Smith Career Investigator Award and commenced a 5-year research tenure program as an Assistant Professor at UBC’s Department of Psychiatry, which allowed her to pursue her research interests, teach undergraduate medical students and psychiatry residents, and provide clinical supervision to graduate psychology students.


Over these years in academia, she felt increasingly led to move into full-time clinical practice. After finishing her research tenure program at UBC in 2010, she found her “dream job” at Back in Motion Rehab where she worked as a psychologist for the next 12 years. During this position, she gained significant experience working with a wide range of clients and programs (Return-to-Work Focused Psychological Treatment, Psycho-Vocational Assessments, Occupational Rehabilitation, Customized Active Rehabilitation, and the Occupational Trauma Program) in the context of third-party insurance companies (WSBC, ICBC, and various disability insurance companies).


Dr. Dueck has gone through her own significant life transitions, one of them being her decision to leave her employed position and start her own part-time private practice in the spring of 2022. Her transition into private practice also coincided with Dr. Dueck’s life-long dream of also helping animals and starting a farm sanctuary , which led her to relocate to Kamloops in 2019. Since then, outside her work as a psychologist, she is also the Executive Director of her non-profit farm sanctuary. On her days off from her psychology practice (and evenings and weekends), Dr. Dueck spends her time caring for their rescued animals, doing farm work, and operating the administrative side of the sanctuary.


Dr. Dueck continues to maintain her registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia and she is a member of the British Columbia Psychological Association, EMDR Canada, and EMDR International (EMDRIA). She frequently takes professional training workshops and belongs to a peer consultation group to further build her clinical skills especially with EMDR Therapy.

In the following years, Dr. Dueck hopes to further bridge her passion working with people and animals by pursuing education and training in equine-facilitated and animal-assisted therapy. Stay tuned for more developments in Dr. Dueck’s clinical expansion to this area.

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