Dr. Charles Pierce is a registered psychologist who was an Assistant Professor of Health Studies at the University of Waterloo from 1971 to 1978. During that time, he was also a National Health Research Scholar. He taught, researched, and developed programs to assist children, developmentally delayed children and adults and seniors to increase their participation in community activities. He also implemented the first Canadian application of a treatment family model for adolescent boys who were young offenders. He then became the first Executive Director of the Waterloo Region District Health Council which worked with the province and local health bodies to address local needs and health planning.
Since 1980, he has been in full time private practice which has included individual and organizational services. One part of that was developing a clinic which gave family physicians direct access to mental health treatment services for their patients. This model served over 120,000 persons in the Waterloo Region and has now been incorporated into the family health model that is provided across Canada.
As a psychologist, Dr. Pierce’s areas of competence are clinical psychology, health psychology and rehabilitation psychology. He is authorized to work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. His approach is problem focused with development of treatment approaches that lead to behaviour change. This is a collaborative approach with the client.