Professional Designations/Affiliations and Education
Registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (CPBC) #1682 since 2005 (www.collegeofpsychologists.bc.ca/)
Certified member with the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CACBT) #970 (http://cacbt.ca/en/index.htm)
Member of The National Honor Society in Psychology, Psi Chi
Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical)
Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL, 2003.
Masters of Arts in Psychology (Counselling)
Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL, 1994
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, 1992
Dr. Ned Baess was clinically trained at the Royal Jubilee Hospital (RJH) and the Urgent Short-Term Assessment and Treatment clinic (USTAT) in Victoria, B.C. He received specialized training in psychological assessment and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of anxiety, depression, psychosis, PTSD and other disorders.
After earning his Masters degree in counseling in 1994 Dr. Baess began working in mental health for Island Health, Victoria, BC (formerly Vancouver Island Health Authority). His primary role was working as an emergency mental health outreach clinician providing crisis intervention, assessment, and support to individuals in the community.
Upon becoming a registered psychologist in 2005 his clinical role at Island Health changed to providing individual psychotherapy, neuropsychological testing, consultation, and group therapy to inpatient wards and outpatient services at RJH covering a diverse range of psychiatric presentations. He was the clinical lead in developing a mentorship program providing training and consultation in CBT for a diverse range of mental health clinicians and psychiatrists at RJH.
In addition, Dr. Baess was adjunct professor at the University of Victoria (UVic) in the department of Psychology, and provided practicum training and supervision at RJH for UVic PhD students in Clinical Psychology for many years. He taught a Social Anxiety course a number of times for Continuing Studies at UVic.
Dr. Baess retired from Island Health in the Fall of 2022. He is now providing expert care in private practice based on adapting up-to-date Cognitive Behavior Therapies augmented by Mindfulness Based CBT, Interpersonal Therapy, Adlerian Psychology and Positive Psychology to the specific needs of his clients.