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Dr. Carson McPherson

Managing Director

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As Managing Director, Carson is responsible for all operations at Cedars Cobble Hill and Acorn Recovery ensuring all patients receive high quality, evidence based, patient-centred care. Carson holds a Doctor of Social Science, Master of Science, and Master of Business Administration degrees.

Carson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization, as well as a passion for recovery-oriented treatment. As a leader in both addiction care and research, Carson has presented at numerous national conferences and has published a variety of peer-reviewed research in the area of substance use, chronic pain, health systems, knowledge mobilization and family system impacts of addiction.

Carson is also the Senior Advisor for Recovery Research at the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, sits on the National Policy Committee for the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine and is a member of the Board for the BC Recovery Council. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member at Vancouver Island University.

 

Peer Reviewed Research:

McPherson, C., Collins, E., Boyne, H., Kirkaldy, E., Waseem, R. (2017) Self-Reported Chronic Pain as a Predictor of Relapse Post-Residential Addiction Treatment: A 6-Month Follow-up Pilot Study. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 1-12.

McPherson, C., Boyne, H., MacBeath, L. Waseem, R. (2017). Using the Assessment Recovery Capital at an Addiction Treatment Centre: A Pilot Study to Validate Utility Journal of Addiction 02(02). doi:10.4172/2329-6488.1000268

McPherson, C., Boyne, H., Waseem, R. (2017). Understanding the Factors that Impact Relapse Post-Residential Addiction Treatment, a Six-Month Follow-up from a Canadian Treatment Centre. Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, 05(03). doi: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000268

McPherson, C., and Boyne, H. (2017). Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services in Canada. Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence,05(03).

McPherson, C., Collins, E., Boyne, H., and Strom, J. (2017).  Expanding Aboriginal Cultural Competency for Addiction Service Delivery in Canada. Journal of Occupational Nurses Association of Ontario.

Rodriguez, L. M, McPherson, C., Young, W., Hemond, J., and Waterhouse, D. (2017). Current Reflections on Collaborative and Engaged Research. Journal of Research Practice, 13(1), Article V1.

McPherson, C., Boyne, H., and Willis, R. (2016). The Role of Family in Residential Treatment Patient Retention. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 1-9

 

Conference Presentations:

McPherson, C., Boyne, H., & Collins, E. (2017, November). Self-reported Chronic Pain as a Predictor of Relapse Post-Residential Addiction Treatment: A Six-Month Follow-Up Study. Poster presented at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Conference, Calgary, AB.

McPherson, C., Boyne, H., & Collins, E. (2017, November). Understanding the Factors that Impact Relapse Post-Residential Addiction Treatment, a Six-Month Follow-Up from a Canadian Treatment Centre. Poster presented at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Conference, Calgary, AB.

Boyne, H., McPherson, C., & Collins, E. (2017, November). Expanding Aboriginal Cultural Competency for Addiction Service Delivery in Canada. Poster presented at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Conference, Calgary, AB.

Boyne, H., McPherson, C., & Collins, E. (2017, November). The Role of Family in Residential Treatment Patient Retention. Poster presented at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Conference, Calgary, AB.

McPherson, C., Boyne, H., & Waseem, R. (2017, October). Understanding the Factors that Impact Relapse Post-Residential Addiction Treatment, a Six-Month Follow-Up from a Canadian Treatment Centre. Poster presented at the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine, Niagara Falls, ON.

McPherson, C., and Miller M., Always Connected, Always Achieving? (2017, October). Paper presented at the BC Health Leaders Conference. Victoria, BC

McPherson, C. Factors Associated with Abstinence Following Residential Addiction Treatment. (2017, October). Paper presented at the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine.  Niagara Falls, ON

McPherson, C. The Role of Family in Patient Retention: A Residential Addiction Treatment Context. (2017, October). Paper presented at the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine/ International Society of Addiction Medicine Conference.  Montreal, QC

McPherson, C. The Role of Family in Patient Retention. (2017, March). Paper presented at the Shifting Perspectives Conference Calgary, AB

McPherson, C. Assessing Recovery Capital. (2017, September). Paper presented at the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada.  New Westminster, BC

McPherson, C. Self-Reported Chronic Pain as a Predictor of Relapse Post Residential Addiction Treatment, a 6 Month Follow-Up Study. (2017, June). Paper presented at the Vocational Rehab Association of Canada, Montreal, QC

McPherson, C. Factors Associated with Abstinence Following Residential Addiction Treatment.(2017, April). Paper presented at the Shifting Perspectives Conference Calgary, AB

McPherson, C., Collins, E., Boyne, H., and Strom, J. Expanding Aboriginal Cultural Competency for Addiction Service Delivery in Canada. (2017, March). Paper presented at the University of Saskatchewan, Think Indigenous Conference Saskatoon, SK

Young, McPherson, and Coates, Rodriguez. iKT and LEADS at Island Health. (2017, August). Paper presented at the Knowledge Translation (KT) Community of Practice, Vancouver BC

Our Residential Addiction Treatment Centre

Specializing in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction, Cedars at Cobble Hill also provide treatment for other process addictions including eating disorders and gambling.