Registered Clinical Counsellor # 14744
Education & Training
MA Counselling – UBC
BA Psyc – SFU
Keeping up with & contributing to Evidence-Based Practice
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
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?”
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)
Harnessing the Transformative Power of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (Dr. John Forsyth & Dr. Jamie Forsyth)
Developing & Deepening Your Experiential Practice in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (Dr. Stoddard & Dr. Schraufnagle)
Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (Dr. Patricia Robertson)
The Power of Mindfulness: Inside & Outside the Therapy Hour (Ronald Siegel, Psy.D)
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy: From Theory to Practice (Dr. Mark Lau)
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for Personality Disorders: Basics & Beyond (Dr. Judith Beck)
Working with Trauma in Psychotherapy (Alicia Spidel & Dr. Barry Segal)
The Basics of Mind/Body Trauma Therapy (Dr. Leslie Ellis)
Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST):A New Approach to Addictions, Eating Disorders, Suicidality, & Self-Injurious Behaviour (Dr. Janina Fisher)
Taming the Hungry Ghost: Science & Compassion in the Healing of Addictions (Dr. Gabor Maté)
Emotion-Focused Therapy (Dr. Les Greenberg)
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.
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).
The Canadian Mental Health Summit. Vancouver, BC. 2018.
51st Convention for the Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. San Diego, CA. 2017.