Ivan Torres, PhD

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Ivan Torres


PhD, Clinical Psychology

Academic appointment

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
Research Scientist, British Columbia Mental Health and Addictions Services


Dr. Torres’ research interests involve investigation of cognitive functioning in psychosis and mood disorders, with an emphasis on memory, executive, and self-regulatory functions. Current work includes investigation of neuropsychological functioning in first episode bipolar disorder, as well as changes in cognition throughout the early course of the illness. He also investigates the relationship between cognitive functioning and psychosocial outcomes in bipolar disorder, in order to better understand the specific cognitive processes that best predict functional outcome in bipolar disorder, or whether the cognition/psychosocial functioning relationship is present early in the course of illness.

What I do when I'm not working

A new balance was imposed upon my life with the addition of a dog into my family… but the liveliness that he brings to my kids and household definitely restores my energy at the end of the day.





Social media/website

Ivan Torres on YouTube


UBC Mood Disorders Centre
2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC