The Team

Our clinical team is made up of qualified and experienced professionals.

Our physician, Dr. Stan Van Duyse

Dr. Van Duyse graduated from McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) Faculty of Medicine 1971. His experience includes an active private practice, as well as a position with Pavillion Foster where he was the former medical director (2000 to 2008).

Dr. Van Duyse joined our team in 2011; he follows the general health of the clients while they are receiving our services. 

Our psychiatrist, Dr. J.C. Perry

Director of Psychotherapy Research, Department of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

Dr. Perry obtained his M.D. degree at Duke University in 1974, completed psychiatric residency at The Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA and then research fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. He left his faculty position as Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School at the Cambridge Hospital in 1992 and joined the faculty at McGill University at Jewish General Hospital. He has been Director of Research in Psychiatry at JGH and is currently Director of Psychotherapy Research and Director of the Douglas Utting Fellowship Program for Studies in Depression.
Dr. Perry has a number of research interests that are often combined in studies. His interest in specific diagnoses has included the psychopathology, course, and treatment of personality disorders, and depression. 

Our educator and director, Marjorie Clarke

With training as an educator and counselor from Pavillon Foster, The Douglas Hospital, Centre La
Jeunesse (Batshaw Youth Services), Lester B. Pearson School Board and Summit School, Marjorie
brings multiple years of experience to this organization. Her passion for teaching life skills combined with
her empathetic approach and strong behavioral management skills ensure positive outcomes and
inspired clients. Vanier College, St. Laurent, Quebec: Special Care Counselling. Concordia University,
Montreal, Quebec: Human Relations and Psychology.

Overview : What is Life Science?

Life Science is a private inpatient treatment program that is dedicated to support the rehabilitation and social reintegration of English speaking adults dealing with addiction. Life Science is a treatment program that is both professional and affordable. Life Science is an education program aiming to teach individuals about addiction. Life Science is a new way of thinking and living with improved coping skills.

Our Approach

Our therapeutic program, approach and interventions are evidence-based; delivered with respect, care, empathy and acceptance. We believe in a holistic approach. Our program aims to help rehabilitate individuals by teaching skills that will restore confidence, and the ability to function in life without the use of drugs and/or alcohol. 

Life Science Values

 • to provide quality services which are client centred
• to continually improve our program with ongoing professional training as well as supervision
• to develop and maintain relationships with other organizations within the community 

What Makes Life Science Unique

We are a private facility with seven available beds. This provides a very special opportunity for clients to recover in a more personal environment. Our program is flexible so we can adapt to the individual needs of the client. Because we are private with a smaller clientele base we are privileged to be able to move workshops, skills programming and activities to suit the client’s needs. We explore all aspects of the clients’ life. We are a clinical program (using cognitive behavioral therapy) that also respects the benefits of other programs (i.e. 12 Step).