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Relevant Education & Experience

Degrees & Designations

2012

Master of Social Work, University of the Fraser Valley, Honours

2010

Bachelor of Social Work, University of British Columbia

Since 2022

Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist

Since 2022

Registered Clinical Counsellor in British Columbia in good standing

Since 2010

Registered Social Worker in British Columbia in good standing

Relevant Clinical Work Experience

Private Practice

 

2019 - Present

Counsellor/Therapist in Private Practice, Lower Mainland & Virtual
 

2015 - 2017

Counsellor/Therapist in Private Practice, Part-Time, New Westminster

Fraser Health

 

June 2012- Oct 2019
 

Individual and Group Therapist, New Westminster Mental Health

Clinical Case Manager, New Westminster Mental Health

Clinical Case Manager, White Rock Mental Health

Mental Health Therapist, Surrey Mental Health

Clinical Case Manager, Surrey Mental Health

Relevant Clinical Competencies

Public Speaking & Workshop Design - RCMP & Police Officers, SFU, UBC, Justice Institute of BC, Douglas College Psychiatric Nursing, High Schools, Hospital Psychiatric ER, Community Mental Health Centres, & Riverview Redesign.

Knowledge of psychiatric medications and diagnoses; special focus on trauma, complex trauma, and childhood trauma.

Clinical assessment & documentation - Completion of mental health, risk, and cognitive assessments; reports, forms, and

letters of support; providing clinical impression; attendance in court.  For Fraser Health and in private practice.

Relevant Clinical Trainings
Training for Specific Therapeutic Approaches

Sex and Trauma: Helping Clients Move Beyond Trauma and Reclaim Their Sexuality, 2024

8-Day Imago Relationship Therapy Clinical Training, 2023

4-Day The Sexually Competent Therapist [Foundations]: Integrating Sex Therapy into your Practice, 2023

 

Integrative Sex and Couples Certification Training with Tammy Nelson, 2023

 

EMDR Canada Conference, 2023

Virtual EMDRIA Summit, 2023

2-Day DeTUR: Urge Reduction Protocol to Combat Addictions, Dysfunctional Behaviors and the Underlying Trauma

live webinar, EMDR Professional Training, 2023 

2-Day EMDR as an Effective Treatment Modality for Borderline Personality Disorder

live webinar, Trauma Specialists Training Institute, 2023

2-Day EMDR & Disordered Eating live webinar, Kase & Co Advanced Training, 2023

The Neurobiology of Attachment webinar, National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine, 2023

Understanding Emergency Worker Trauma (Level 2), First Responder Health, 2022

Understanding Fire Fighter Culture & Trauma (Level 1), First Responder Health, 2022

Flash Technique Training, Ricky Greenwald, Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute, 2022

Ego States Therapy Training webinar, Robin Shapiro, 2022

 

2-Day Minding the Body: Somatic Interventions to Enhance EMDR Effectiveness live webinar, Dr. Janina Fisher, 2022

 

5-Day Somatic Work with Complex Trauma, Justice Institute of BC, 2021

 

Phase Four: When to Stay Out of the Way and When to Guide Reprocessing webinar, Dr. Andrew Leeds, 2021

 

Comprehensive Basic Training in EMDR Therapy, Jasmine Alexander, February to June 2020

 

Virtual EMDRIA Conference, 2020

2-Day Looking Through the Eyes (on trauma and dissociation) webinar, Dr. Sandra Paulsen, 2020

 

Safe and Practical EMDR for Complex PTSD, EMDRIA Conference, 2020

 

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Level 2, DBT Centre of Vancouver, 2018-2019

 

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Level 1, DBT Centre of Vancouver, 2018

 

2-Day CBT for Personality Disorders, Dr. Christine Padesky, 2012

2- Day CBT for Psychosis - Fraser Health, 2012

 

Cognitive Processing Therapy, Medical University of Southern California online modules, 2012

 
Other Relevant Trainings

San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety online modules, Provincial Health Services Authority, 2020

 

2-Day Sensory Integration training, Fraser Health, 2017

 

Mindfulness Series, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, 2015

 

Trauma-Informed Practice, Fraser Health, 2014

 

Treatment of Complex Trauma, BC Psychological Association, 2014

 

5-Day Narrative Therapy Intensive Certificate, Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy, 2012

 

2-Day Unlocking Suicidal Secrets, Dr. Shawn Shea, 2012

 

Working with LGBTQ Clients, Vancouver Coastal Health, 2012

 

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