I am able to provide psychotherapy counseling that is theoretically sound and based on clinical best practices. I draw on a broad range of psychotherapies and theories (i.e Psycho-dynamic/depth psychology, Narrative, Cognitive Behaviour, Psychoanalytical, Emotional Focused Critical Theory, Mindfulness,…) I also integrate a Critical Thinking Model into my practice so that individual values/believes and cultural perspectives can be integrated. I access other health care professionals, and make referrals when necessary. Clinical Supervision is also incorporated into my practice. I am presently a PHD student at University of Alberta and have also worked as a Faculty member (sessional) with MacEwan University.
Advanced Practice Courses/Certificates etc.
Neurorelational Interventions with Dr. Sue Hopchyn
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Certification
Ph.D. Student (doctoral student with focus on emotional social health and wellbeing), University of Alberta
Gabor Mate’ Conference x 2
Community of Practice
Licensed Clinical member of ASWB – (includes additional courses, advanced practice exam and 1600 hours of reviewed practice).
Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute Foundations of Play Therapy – 150 hrs (plus exams and papers) –
- Foundations of Play Therapy,
- Advanced Play Theory,
- Trauma Certification
Attachment (EFT), Dr. David J. Wallin, May 2016
Complex Trauma, Mindfulness, Affect Regulation and Processing Certification, John Briere, University of Calgary Feb. 2015
Critical Incident Debriefing and Trauma, BC Justice Institute, April 2015
Violent Threat Assessment and intervention, Level 1&2 – Kevin Cameron, 2915/16
Dr. Bruce Perry, Trauma and the Brain,
Solution Focused Training, Level 1&2
Mediation Training, Level 1
Master of Social Work, Charles Sturt University Austrailia,2016
Trauma and Mental Health Practices for Educators, 2012-2018
Clinical Practice Workshops delivered: Assessment and intervention, family violence, collaborative practice, conflict resolution, community partnership practices, emotional regulation,
University of Calgary – delivered Joint Mentorship Project – ’99-’06
Leadership/Staff Supervision Training: Coaching/mentoring, team work, reflective practice and diversity considerations.
Critical Thinking Training for caseworkers and supervisors