Dr. Jake J. Locke



  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBSR, MBCT, MBRP)
  • Accepted as Expert Witness by BC Supreme Court

Contact Information:

Phone: 604 875-2737
Email: drjakelocke@gmail.com

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Dr. Jake Locke is a medical doctor licensed to practise in British Columbia since 1981. He completed medical school training at the University of British Columbia in 1980, worked as a general practitioner in Kelowna, BC, from 1981 – 1988 and then returned for specialty training in psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.

He obtained his fellowship in psychiatry through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada) in 1992. He received the new subspecialty designation in child and adolescent psychiatry in 2013. He is a member of the Canadian Psychiatric Association. He was the acting head of psychiatry and psychiatrist-in-chief at Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia from 2007 – 2009. He is currently a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.

Current Positions

  • Active Medical Staff, BC Children’s Hospital
  • Private Adult Psychiatric Practice, Vancouver, BC
  • Clinical Professor, UBC
  • Provisional Staff, St. Paul’s Hospital / Granville Clinic/ ICY

Professional Qualifications

  • Clinical Professor – University of British Columbia
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (hospital based)
  • Adult Psychiatrist (private practice)
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) groups for physicians and lawyers
  • Department of Psychiatry – University of British Columbia (1988 – Present)
  • Acting Head of Department of Psychiatry – BC Children’s Hospital (2007 – 2009)
  • Acting Psychiatry-in-Chief – BC Children’s Hospital (2007 – 2009)
  • Medical Director of Child Psychiatry Inpatient Unit – BC Children’s Hospital (1995 – 2006)

Professional Associations

  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
  • Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association
  • BC Medical Association
  • Canadian Psychiatric Association
  • MOC (Mainpro) Certification

Outpatient Clinics

  • Concurrent (Substance Abuse & Psychiatric) Disorders Clinic
  • Urgent Assessment Clinic
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic
  • Neuropsychiatry Clinic
  • ADHD Clinic

Selected Presentations and Research

Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBI’s) for Parents, Adolescents, Medical Professionals, Lawyers, Etc.

ADHD through the Lifespan

Behavioural Problems in Adolescence

Mood and Anxiety Disorders