Dr. Larry Falls has over 30 years experience in the mental health and addictions field, dealing with child, youth, family and individual issues. He is a registered Clinical Sexologist, educator and published author. (Sexology is an independent branch within medicine and psychology). He also works with homeless males.
Dr. Falls experience includes working in the mental health field across Canada, including First Nations in Alberta, British Columbia, and above the Artic Circle. He also studied and published research papers on human behavior based on his travels in the United States and Europe.
* Registered specialist in Sexual Abuse Trauma and Mental Health
* Over 25 years experience in mental health and addictions programs
- Plan, develop and implement policies and procedures
- Consultation in regards to substance abuse, mental Health and community development
- Lecture scientific conference Sydney, Australia
- Lecture scientific conference Prague, Czech Republic
- Presenter, Scientific conference Montreal, Quebec
- Invitation lecture Goteborg, Sweden
Dr. Larry Falls is a published author and leader in gender and emotional health. His specialty includes research, sexual developmental issues from conception to old age, intimacy and communication skills, sexual orientation, sexual behaviour, paraphilias, fetishism,voyeurism, exhibitionism, obscene telephone calling, sadism and masochism,marriage problems, zoophilia, child and adult sexual abuse, seniors sexual abuse, compulsive sexual behaviour, celibacy, prostitution, coercive sex acts, patterns of rape, incest, child pornography and sex rings, sexual harassment at work, sexual harassment at school, cultural underpinnings of sex victimology, including but not limited to STDs and sexual infections, sexual disorders and sexual health, drugs and sex, addiction.
Sexology is an independent branch within medicine and psychology. Dr. Falls lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he provides professional counseling services and education to individuals, families and communities pertaining to human human gender issues and emotional health. He has over thirty years experience working in the addictions field and developing mental health outpatient counseling services in isolated communities, and aboriginal programs. His accomplishments include being Director of a residential treatment program, providing clinical training to counselors, providing workshops to other service providers, research, and community engagement. He also worked in mental health facilities as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team dealing with psychiatric disorders, addictions and developing integrated treatment models for duel disorders.
As a former Director of Addictions and Mental Health Programs, he developed clinical programs and taught medical students the importance of ongoing education, multidimensional aspects of addictions, and the importance of healthy communities. He is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of sexology and has spoken at scientific conferences in Canada, United States, and Europe.
In regards to helping others on a professional level, Dr. Falls mentions that compassion and empathy is not enough to help another person. In fact, it may enforce their self - destructive behaviour. Therapists and advocates need proper training, knowledge, and skills to cope with the diversity of our culture. We need to acknowledge and understand the multidimensional aspect of individual functioning. Every individual is unique, and each individual has personal needs that must be understood before help can be useful.
There are five dimensions that must be investigated before help is appropriate.
The dimensions include :
Everyone's experience is personal and unique because it is processed through an intensely personal perspective. This perspective comes from both private, personal experience and public, social sources. It is impossible to understand human behaviour without recognizing its multidimensional nature.