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Counselling Credentials

Canadian Certified Counsellor—Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Registered Counselling Therapist—Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists 

Formal Education

M. Ed. Counselling:  Acadia University, Wolfville, NS

M.A. In Theology and Religious Studiessumma cum laude                      

Saint Mary’s University/Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, NS

Research: Mindfulness and community models for spiritual diversity

CPE 1 Spiritual Care Intern at Capital District Health Authority, Halifax, NS      

Bachelor of Arts In Art Education: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University,

Certificate In Social Services, Ryerson University, Toronto

Relevant Additional Training

2022EMDR Training: Integrating EMDR into your Clinical Practice, 5-Day Intensive
2022Somatic Attachment Therapy Certificate – The Embody Lab
2021Live Webinar: Borderline Personality Disorder – Understanding and Supporting
2021Psychotherapy, Spirituality, and Social Change Summit
2021EFIT Creating Core Change In Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy
2021When the Body Says “No”: Listening to Our Stress & Re-connecting with Our Self
2021Towards 2SLGBTQI-Inclusive Mental Health Services
2021Master On-Target Effective Telehealth Therapy With Dr. Susan Johnson: Using EFT Techniques Online
2020Fit Your Own Mask First: Professional Self-Care for Helpers
2020Emotionally Focused Therapy Training – Core Skills Training
2020Core Skills in EFT for Couples – Module 1 & 2
20194 Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
2019Taking in the Good: Clinical Strategies to Help Clients Reduce the Effects of Negativity Bias
2019Harnessing the Power of Emotion in Couples Therapy
2019Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview with Daniel Siegel, M.D.
2019Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Model within EFAP
2019NS Chapter Professional Development – Dr. Stan Kutcher
2019The Art of Forgiveness in the Counselling Setting
2019The State Of Our Art: We’re Older. Are We Better?
2019A Mindful Society Conference
2018CTRI Workshop – Narrative Therapy – Tools for Exploring Stories
2017Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management
2017Trauma – Overview And Awareness – Part 1 Webinar
2017Certified Facilitator of Mindfulness Based Chronic Pain Management, University of Toronto, NeuroNova Centre
2016Refugees And Trauma – Tips For Supporting (Webinar)
2016Critical Incident Group Debriefing: CTRI, Marion Brown, MSW
2016PTSD and Complex PTSD: Ways to Bolster Resilience, PESI Health Care
2016Brief Focused Counselling Skills: CTRI, Elizabeth Shein, MSW
2015Working with addicted survivors of trauma: substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual addiction, and compulsive self-harm – Janina Fisher PhD
2015What Would a Restorative Legal System Look Like (for Women)?
2015Violence, Victimization and Trauma – Dr. Lori Haskell
2015Mental Health First Aid – Mental Health Commission Canada
2015Into the Heart of Gender – Second Story Women’s Centre
2015Conscious Nonviolent Communication – Gene Cenciose
2014Standard First Aid and CPR Level A
2014Mindfulness in Education, South Shore Regional School Board
2013Trauma Informed Response: NS Community Services – Dr. Lori Haskell
2013Mindfulness Based Art Therapy, Kutenal Art Therapy Institute
2012Human Rights Training: ‘Creating Cultural and Organizational Change’
2010 – 1995Additional courses with a variety of International teachers exploring contemplative practices through a holistic model for health and well-being.