Counselling Conferences and Workshops Attended; Volunteer Activities (since 2009)

Counselling Conferences and Workshops Attended; Volunteer Activities

Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy, Levels I and II (Margaret and Brian Callahan, RCCs, True Point, Vancouver, July 2014).

MindsightDaniel Siegal, MD: A Justice Institute of B.C. course on Mindulness, Victoria, BC (2011).

North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Annual Conference, Victoria, BC (2011).  Presentations including Dr. Henry Stein, PhD.

Volunteer Sponsor: Queer Straight Alliance (club), Kitsilano Secondary School, 2013-16.

Evolution of Psychotherapy, Anaheim, CA, 2013 and 2009.  Workshop speakers included:

  • Martin Seligman, PhD: 5 presentations on Positive Psychology and flourishing (2013, 2009).
  • Irvin Yalom, MD: Psychotherapy through Narrative (2013), Overcoming the Terror of Death (2009).
  • Scott Miller, PhD: Achieving Clinical Excellence (2009).
  • Christine Padesky, PhD: 5 presentations regarding Strenghts-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Anxiety Disorders/ Defense of the Self, and Depression (2013, 2009).
  • John and Julie Gottman, PhDs: 2 presentations – Healthy Marriage (2009).
  • Sue Johnson, EdD: 2 presentations on Emotionally Focused Therapy (2009).
  • Kay Jamison, PhD: Life After Public Disclosure of Mental Illness (2009).
  • Diane Ackerman, PhD: Love in a Time of Illness (2013).
  • Marsha Linehan, PhD: Research around treatment for suicidal ideation (2013).
  • Daniel Amen, MD: “Change your brain, change your life” (2009).
  • Daniel Siegal, MD: the teenage brain (2013); mindfulness.
  • Francine Shapiro, PhD: 2 presentations – EMDR (2009).
  • Jack Kornfield, PhD: Buddhist psychotherapy (2013).
  • William Miller, PhD: Motivational Interviewing (2013).
  • Aaron Beck, PhD: 2 presentations, CBT (2013, 2009).
  • Judith Beck, PhD: 3 presentations, CBT and successful weight loss and maintenance; & personality disorders; CBT (2013, 2009).
  • Deepak Chopra, MD: 2009 keynote speaker.
  • Robert Sapolsky, PhD: The Biology and Psychology of Depression (2009).

Workshops attended through Vancouver Coastal Health/ BC Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)/ Skills for Mindful Living BCACC series, BCACC annual conferences, BC Association of School Counsellors annual conferences/ Vancouver School Board, and various post-secondary institutions, 2011 to present:

  • Addiction resources and treatment for youth, 2011, 2015.
  • Concussion management, 2012.
  • Chronic pain counselling, 2015.
  • Discussing sex with youth, 2015.
  • Anxiety and attachment among youth (multiple workshops, 2011-2015).
  • Counselling middle and older generations (2011, 2015).
  • Retirement seminars;
  • Connecting With Difficult, Angry Clients;
  • Psychology of Conflict;
  • Religion, Culture and Sexuality;
  • Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy.
  • VCH Peer Support Worker Program, VCH, 2013.
  • Understanding psychosis, and dual diagnoses, 2014.
  • Treatment for youth who self-harm, 2013.
  • Complex trauma – understanding CT, treatments for youth, 2014
  • Eating Disorders among Teens, 2011, 2014.
  • Duty to Report, youth suicidality, abuse of a minor, and accessing services with Vancouver Coastal Health and MCFD; VCH and MCFD, 2014 (2 sessions).
  • S.A.C.Y. – services shared between Vancouver Coastal Health and the Vancouver School Board.
  • McCreary Foundation research findings on BC Youth and Mental Health, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • Self-Regulation 2012, 2013.
  • Threat assessment and Critical Incident protocols, 2012, 2013.

The Adler Centre Workshops, Vancouver, BC (2009-2011).

  • Chris Shelley, PhD, Dreams and Dream Interpretation in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Deb Bailey, MA, RCC, Style of Life Assessment, Levels I and II.
  • Bob Armstrong, PhD, Adlerian Approaches to Psychotherapy.
  • Tamara Pride, MA, CCPC, Art therapy.
  • Parenting Program – internship supervised by Jim Skinner, PhD.

Volunteer Peer Career Counsellor, UBC Student Services, 2009.