Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Philosophy of Education, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
  • MA Counselling Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Toronto
  • Certificate in Psychology, Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto
  • ISST/CAST Senior Teaching Member and Supervisor
  • Self Regulation Therapy Practitioner
  • Systemic Family Therapy, Advanced Level, Satir Institute of the Pacific
  • EMDR Level 2
  • MBA Arts Management, York University
  • BA Sociology & Political Science, Simon Fraser University

Continuing Professional Education

I regularly participate in continuing professional education in sandplay and psychoanalytic seminars, conferences, and courses. I participate in weekly small group psychoanalytic consultations. I also stay current by reading journals and books by contemporary authors in analytical psychology, sandplay and psychoanalysis.

Private Practice & Agency Experience

Private Practice (built from 2005; irregular 2010 – 2014 while writing dissertation; continuity re-established since 2014)
Focus on adult individuals and couples, with and without sandplay.
 
Clinical Supervisor/Manager, Individual, Couple and Family Therapy and EAP Programs, Family Services of the North Shore (2004/5 and 2006 to 2016) 
Clinical, Documentation and Financial management of these programs; individual and group supervision of staff and contract therapists; supervision and training of interns
 
Individual, Couple and Family Therapist, Family Services of the North Shore  (1999 to 2016) 
trauma therapy for children, adolescents and their families, and adult survivors of trauma; individual, couple and family therapy
 
UBC Women's Resources Centre, Volunteer Associate (1998 - 2000)
intake assessment, brief and crisis counselling and referral; organization of speakers for monthly meetings.
 
Adler School of Professional Psychology, Toronto  (1993/4)
individual and group work with women presenting primarily with low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties
 
 Muki Baum Association, Toronto  (1993/4)
sandplay with children and adults with severe behavioural and emotional  difficulties; participation in clinical meetings with psychologists, therapists, front line workers; oral and written reports; treatment recommendations at termination
 
Professional Memberships
  • BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#980)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (#10000449)
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Fellow (#89678)
  • International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST) 
    • Teaching Member/Supervisor 
    • Canadian Representative to the ISST Board 2017-2019
    • Newsletter Editor (2017-19)
    • Chair of the Program Committee for the 2003 International Conference
    • Vancouver coordinator of the 1999 International Congress 
  • Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy (CAST) 
    • Senior Teaching Member/Supervisor 
    • Founding Board member

Summary of Teaching and Supervision Experience