William J. Koch,
Ph.D., R.Psych., ABPP
Clinical, Consulting, & Forensic Psychologist
Psychological Injuries: Forensic assessment, treatment, and law.
William J. Koch is a clinical and forensic psychologist who specializes in forensic psychology and in cognitive-behavioural therapy for trauma survivors as well as people suffering from other anxiety disorders and phobias. Dr. Koch has been qualified as an expert witness in British Columbia Supreme and Provincial Courts. Registered as a psychologist since 1982, he has adjunct appointments at both the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University . For 21 years, he directed a major outpatient behaviour therapy clinic at UBC Hospital , and for 17 years was the Director of Training for one of the most respected psychology internship programs in Canada .
Dr. Koch is the first author of Koch, W.J., Douglas , K.S., Nicholls, T.L., & O'Neill, M. (2005) Psychological Injuries: Forensic Assessment, Treatment, and Law, Oxford University Press. He has also published 40 articles and book chapters and 76 conference presentations. He has provided clinical supervision to 98 graduate students, interns, or postdoctoral fellows, served on 13 dissertation committees, and taught a graduate level course in Civil Forensic Psychology. He has held several board and executive positions for community, provincial, and national organizations. Dr. Koch is a Fellow of the Clinical Section of the Canadian Psychological Association, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology with specialty credentials in Behavioral Psychology. He has been given the Canadian Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Contributions in Education and Training, as well as the British Columbia Psychological Association's Park O. Davidson Practice of the Profession Award.
His areas of competence include:
Forensic assessments (independent examinations) of psychological injuries such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and other emotional distress associated with car accidents and other transportation trauma, sexual and physical assault, sexual harassment, stalking, as well as psychologist and physician malpractice.
Independent examinations of psychological factors associated with work disability.
Cognitive-behavioural therapy for
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Family Court Assessments including:
Custody and Access (Section 15) Assessments
Consultation to lawyers concerning vulnerabilities in psychological and psychiatric expert evidence, as well as consultation on cross-examination strategies.