I received my MTS in Pastoral Counselling in 1999, and my MA in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy in 2012. I am currently a doctoral student the field of Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. I have worked in the fields of education and psychotherapy since 1998.
I hold two clinical accreditations. I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (RP) and with the American and Ontario associations for marriage and family therapy (RMFT).
I work as a clinical therapist and supervisor in private practice, and as part of an interdisciplinary family medicine health team. I supervise social work and psychotherapy interns on practicum placements, tutor family medicine residents in mental health and behavioural science, and provide consultation for an interdisciplinary health team that provides in-home care for people with complex needs.
My area of interest is excellence in therapist training: specifically the experiential development of the person-of-the-therapist as essential to the work of effective therapy. This assumes the necessity of balancing therapy theory and methods with training that advances the safe and effective use of self. My doctoral research focuses on the training methods and humanistic vision of Virginia Satir as an experiential, spiritually integrated approach to relational therapy that enhances the development of the person-of-the-therapist.
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