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Michael Lee Zwiers

Assistant Professor Educational Psychology, University of Calgary

Dr. Michael Zwiers began his professional career as an elementary school teacher before pursuing a Master's degree in Educational Psychology (University of Alberta). He completed his PhD in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia, including a doctoral internship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Zwiers obtained 2 years of post-doctoral training in clinical psychology and was subsequently registered to practice psychology in the areas of clinical, counselling, and school psychology. Before relocating to Alberta in 2008, he worked in a number of practice settings, including hospitals, primary care with family physicians, school boards, and independent practice. Dr. Zwiers has worked with clients across the lifespan, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders including anxiety and mood disorders, pain disorders, AD/HD and disruptive behavioural disorders as well as individuals facing normal life challenges.

Dr. Zwiers is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary where he conducts research in ADHD and autism, and teaches both assessment and therapy skills. He also consults to staff at the CanLearn Society, a non-profit society focused on supporting those with learning disabilities, ADHD, and Autism.

Dr. Zwiers enjoys spending time in the mountains and holds a black belt in Aikido.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Education , University of Calgary


Psychologist of the Year 2015-17 (Psychologists' Association of Alberta)