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Qualifications

Registered Clinical Counsellor # 14744

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Education & Training

MA Counselling – UBC

BA Psyc – SFU

Experience

In schools & the community; with youth, adults, & groups

Research

Keeping up with & contributing to Evidence-Based Practice

Qualifications

Registered Clinical Counsellor #14744

Being an RCC means I’ve met requirements laid out by the BCACC (British Columbian Association of Clinical Counsellors).

Right now, the term “counsellor” isn’t regulated in BC, so please be mindful as you’re looking for your person <3

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Education

MA Counselling Psychology – University of British Columbia

      Thesis “Evidence-Based Practice and Potentially Harmful Treatments in Canadian Therapists”

BA Psychology (1st class Honors) – Simon Fraser University

       Thesis “Does Emotion Regulation Account for the Co-Occurrence of Self-Harming Behaviours and Symptoms of Bulimia?”

Extra Training

A few examples of specialized training / workshops I’ve completed

The DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) Skills: a 3 Day Training (Dr. Alex Chapman & Dr. John Wagner)

Developing & Deepening Your Experiential Practice in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (Dr. Stoddard & Dr. Schraufnagle)

Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Dr. Patricia Robertson)

The Power of Mindfulness: Inside and Outside the Therapy Hour (Ronald Siegel, Psy.D)

The Basics of Mind/Body Trauma Therapy  (Dr. Leslie Ellis)

 CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for Personality Disorders: Basics and Beyond  (Dr. Judith Beck)

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy: From Theory to Practice (Dr. Mark Lau)

Working with Trauma in Psychotherapy (Alicia Spidel & Dr. Barry Segal)

Emotion-Focused Therapy   (Dr. Les Greenberg)

Experience

I’ve been a counsellor at a centre servicing the community and high school students, and at a major university.

I’ve worked in an integrated health centre and have experience collaborating with physicians and other wellness professionals.

I’ve developed, ran, and co-ran groups about communication, procrastination, anxiety, coping, and mindfulness.

I’ve been a member of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies since 2009. 

Years ago I started out by volunteering at a crisis line, and trained new volunteers.

 

Research

Conference Presentations (* = 1st author):

 

*Attitudes Towards Evidence-Based Practice in Therapists with or without a specialization in Diverse Client Populations 51st Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, (2017). 

*Attitudes Towards Evidence-Based Practice in an Online Sample of Canadian Therapists.  77th annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, (2016).

 

Delivery and evaluation of self-directed psychoeducational cancer survivorship programs in Canada. Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology. (2012). 

*Co-morbid Bulimic Symptoms and Self-Harming Behaviors: The role of Emotion Regulation Difficulties. International Conference on Eating Disorders, Miami, FL. (2011).

Experiential Avoidance Mediates the Association of Decisional Procrastination with Features of Borderline Personality Disorder. 51st Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, (2017).

Conference Attendance:

51st Convention for the Associaton of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. San Diego, CA. 2017 

77th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Victoria, BC. 2016

75th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference. Vancouver, BC. 2014.

The BC Post-Secondary Counsellors Association Conference, Vancouver, BC. 2014.

Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Conference. Vancouver, BC. 2012.

International Conference on Eating Disorders. Miami, FL. 2011.

44th Convention for the Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. San Francisco, CA. 2010.

International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT) Convention. San Francisco, CA. 2010.

43rd Convention for the Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. New York, NY. 2009.

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