Meet Our Experts

Julie Carlson 

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Chronic Pain Management

Julie Carlson is a registered clinical social worker with an interest in mind/body approaches to treating chronic pain and mental health issues. She strives to empower patients to use self-management approaches and enhance their existing health and strengths. Julie has a particular interest and extensive training in treating psychological trauma. 

Areas of Expertise

chronic pain management and mental health


Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre Pain Clinic




Clinical Social Work Designation
Masters of Social Work | Wilfrid Laurier University
Bachelors of Arts | Simon Fraser University


  • Co-principal Investigator in a study conducted through Fraser Health and the University of the Fraser Valley investigating the effects of stigma in women with concurrent disorders. 
  • Pilot study in progress on the use of yoga as a therapeutic intervention for patients with both Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms and Chronic Pain. 

Awards, honors, recognition and certification

  • John F. McCreary Award for Interprofessional Teamwork in Health Care 2014 
  • Fraser Health Authority Seed Grant 2011