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Dr. Lesley Lutes, Ph.D
Director of Clinical Training
Psychology Department

Office: ASC 203
University of British Columbia Okanagan
3187 University Way, Kelowna, BC
Canada V1V 1V7

Phone: 250.807.8128

Dr. Lesley Lutes is a Professor and Director of Clinical Training at the University of British Columbia (UBC).  Dr. Lutes is a registered psychologist whose area of research is in developing innovative behavioral treatment interventions focused on lifestyle change. Much of her research has been in developing an evidence-based new treatment approach called Small Changes, which has resulted in international recognition, national awards, and policy changes. She has secured more than $5 million dollars of research funding to date, helping her publish over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and deliver over 100 community and conference presentations. Dr. Lutes is the supervisor of the healthy weight specialty service in the Interprofessional clinic at UBC, working with graduate student clinicians to help individuals achieve positive behavior changes related to weight loss and long-term weight loss maintenance, binge eating treatment, and other factors impacting health and well-being through group or individual therapy. Dr. Lutes values student training, mentorship, caring for patients, developing evidence-based treatments to help improve individual’s health and well-being, and developing policy and systematic change for people to access mental health and health behavior change services. When Dr. Lutes is not working, she is enjoying the beautiful Okanagan outdoor life with her husband and her two beautiful boys Max and Eli.

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