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Training and Credentials

I participate in ongoing learning and clinical consultation about my work to ensure that I am continuously growing as a therapist (and as a bonus as a human and parent), and that you are getting the best possible support. 

In case you were wondering about the nitty gritty of some of where I have learned things over the years...

 

EMDR and Trauma Training:

  • EMDRIA-approved certification in EMDR therapy achieved in December 2020

  • Easy Ego States Interventions (2-day online training, Robin Shapiro), August 2022

  • EMDR Basic Training (60 hours, including practicum and consultation, Niagara Stress and Trauma Centre), November 2017 – February 2018

  • Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma (20-hour online training with Janina Fisher), September 2017- April 2018

  • Treating the Invisible Wounds of Sociocultural Trauma (1-day workshop with Kenneth Hardy), November 2017

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (11-hour online course, Medical University of South Carolina), March 2017

  • Certificate in Trauma Counseling for Mental Health Professionals, Level 1 (6-day certificate program with Natalie Zlodre/Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health), January - April 2013

Internal Family Systems Training:

  • Internal Family Systems Online Circle (6-month online foundations training, IFS Institute) April – Sept 2022

  • Internal Family Systems Experiential Workshop (3-day intensive workshop with Dr. Frank Anderson) Jan. 2020

 

Family Therapy Training:

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) Level 1 (3-day online workshop with Guy Diamond, Drexel University) July 2020.

  • Emotion-Focused Family Therapy: Clinician Training (2-day online workshop with Dr. Adele Lafrance), June 2020

  • Hold Me Tight/Let Me Go/ Emotionally-Focused Family Therapy with Teenagers (1-day workshop with Aiken Associates), Oct. 2017

  • More Safety at Last: Healing a Traumatized Family (1-day workshop with Aiken Associates), Oct. 2017

  • Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (2-day workshop with Dr. Joanne Dolhanty), June 2017

  • Family Therapy Training Seminar (14-session/56-hour seminar series at The George Hull Centre), September 2014 -April 2015

  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1 and 2 (56-hour core training with Daniel Hughes), June 2014 – July 2015

Other Relevant Training:

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Skills Training (12-hour online training with Behavioural Tech), Jan. – Mar. 2017

  • DBT with Adolescents (4-day training with Broadview Psychology), April 2018

  • ASIST (2-day suicide prevention training), July 2017

  • Mindful Awareness Stabilization Training (2-day workshop with Adler Faculty of Psychotherapy), April 2016

  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (8-week/24 hour training, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), February - April 2013

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (8-week course facilitated by Dr. Heidi Walk), Sept. –Nov. 2013

  • Narrative Therapy Certificate Program (50-hour/5 month training program, Oolagen Youth Mental Health/Luminous), Oct. 2011 – Feb. 2012

Pile of Books

I love to learn about the human psyche, what makes us tick, what gets us stuck, the interplay of humans and their environment and theories of change and healing.

 

I also believe in giving clients information that might be helpful to their healing.