Professional Development Training

Supporting Youth - Learning Through Loss: Empowering Youth - 2018

Creating Safer Spaces for Trans, Gender Diverse and  Two-Spirit Youth: A Mental Health Perspective - Trans Care BC - 2018

Compassionate Inquiry - Gabor Mate, PhD - 2018

Treating Trauma Master Series - NICABM - 2017

Trauma Informed Practice  - Kim Barthel, OTR  - 2017

Practical Treatment Strategies CBT - Jeff Riggenbach, PhD.,LPC - 2016

Discovery Learning Advanced Narrative Therapy Training - VSNT -2015

Facilitating Groups: Effective Tools and Practice - Stacy Barter - 2014

CBT for XYZ: Creative Applications of CBT for Generation X, Y, & Z - Katherine Martinez, Psy.D.  - 2014

Psychological Issues & Strategies for Dealing with Chronic Grief & Loss - Dr. Nancy Reeves - 2014

Trauma Informed Approaches to Suicide - Lindsey Wells, Matt Dunae - 2014

Suicidal Intervention when Grief/Bereavement is Present - John Jordan, PhD - 2014

Sand tray Therapy with Traumatized Adolescents - Daniel Sweeney, PhD - 2014

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Restoring Family Bonds - VCFI & SFU - Clinical Psychology Centre - 2014

6th Critical Multicultural Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference - Counselling Psychology, OISE - 2011

Healing and Treating Trauma, Addictions & Related Disorders - Jack Hirose & Associates Inc. - 2010

It’s Not Too Late: Adolescent Resilience & Empowerment - Center for Youth & Society - 2009

Motivational Interviewing Level 1 & 2 - South Island Training Initiative - 2009

Working Effectively with Aboriginal People - South Island Training Initiative - 2006

Self-Abuse Finally Ends - Fostering Hope Workshop - 2005

Adolescent Mental Health Evidence Based Perspectives Program - Maples Adolescent Centre, Gonzaga Foundation, SFU - 2003

DSM IV-TR with Children and Youth -  Justice Institute of BC - 2003

Concurrent Disorders and Dual Diagnosis - Victoria Mental Health - 2003

Integrated Case Management- Ministry of Children & Family Development - Phase 1 and 2 - 2002

 

 

 

Formal Education

Justice Institute of BC, Vancouver, BC - Expressive-Play Therapy Certificate (2017)

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC -  Master of Social Work  (2014)

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC - Bachelor of Social Work - With Distinction (2002) 

Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB - Diploma in Social Work (1999)

*Registered Social Worker (#11518) in good standing with British Columbia College of Social Work*