Credentials



EDUCATION

 

The University of Liverpool, London England

www.liverpool.ac.uk

Sep 2012 -  April  2014

Degree:  Honours Master in Science Psychology

Major: Clinical Psychology

Minor: Experimental Psychology

Thesis: Resourcefulness, Personal Responsibility and Agency in Healing from PTSD and/or C-PTSD

 

 

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

www.ccnm.edu

Sep 1992 -  April  1996

Degree:  Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Major: Psychology

Minor: Chemistry 

 

 

McMaster University, Ontario Canada

www.mcmaster.ca 

 Sep 1987 -  April  1990

Degree: BA (Premed)

Major: Psychology

Minor: Chemistry 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

www.emdr.com

Level 1: 1997  

Level 2: 2001

Psychotherapy treatment designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories

Developed by Dr Francine Shapiro in the 1980s. 

It is grounded in research 

Used with varied cultural groups and educational levels 

 

 

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

iceeft.com

Externship: 2013

Short-term (eight to 20 sessions) and structured approach to couples' therapy

Developed by Drs. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in the 1980s 

Grounded in research while focusing on negative communication patterns and love as an attachment bond.

Used with varied cultural groups and educational levels across North America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa and Asia

Used with traditional and non-traditional couples, including same-sex couples

 

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy

Level 1: 2014

Level 2: 2015

Level 3: 2015

Body-centered (without the need to use touch) approach that aims to treat the somatic symptoms of unresolved trauma

Developed by Dr Pat Ogden, PhD

Grounded in research

 

Emotion Focused Therapy

www.iseft.org

2015

Developed by Dr Leslie Greenberg, PhD

Emotion Focused Therapy is an empirically-supported psychotherapy approach that views emotions as centrally important in human functioning and therapeutic change.

Used with traditional and non-traditional couples, including same-sex couples 

 

 

Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)

www.istdp.com

2019

Developed by Dr Danvaloo and Dr Patricia McCullough

Psychodynamic treatment that facilitates the rapid resolution of a broad spectrum of emotional disorders. 

It is an evidence-based psychotherapy that is strongly supported by current clinical research studies. I

STDP interventions are specifically designed to resolve anxiety, depression, somatization and personality disorders, as well as alleviate a variety of self-defeating behaviors, many of which derive from unstable or troubled early life attachments.

 

 

Positive Psychology

ppc.sas.upenn.edu

2013

Developed by Dr Leslie Greenberg, PhD

Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization

 

 

Harvard University

positivepsychology.com

2013

Developed by Dr Tal Ben-Shahar Ph.D

Positive Psychology 1504

  

 

Berkeley University of California

www.berkeley.edu

2014

 Dr Dacher Keltner Ph.D and Dr Emiliana Simon-Thomas Ph.D 

The Science of Happiness

 

 Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

https://www.sceh.us/

2008

Evidence-based hypnosis

During a hypnotic trance physiological, cognitive, and affective processes as well as behaviour can be modified.

 


Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)

www.nlp.com 

2008

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the study of excellent communication

It was developed by modelling excellent communicators and therapists who got results with their clients


 HarvardX

harvardx.harvard.edu

2014

Immunity to Change: An Approach to Personal Improvement

Dr Kegan and Dr Lahey’s ground-breaking, award-winning approach


 The University of Edinburgh

www.ed.ac.uk

2015

The Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People


 Mindfulness-based stress reduction

www.mindfulnesscds.com

Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D

2000


 Mindfulness Meditation

www.spiritrock.org

Dr Jack Kornfield Ph.D, 

1985 



NATUROPATHIC MEDICAL TRAINING


Pharmacology

University of Toronto

Naturopathic doctors complete rigorous education in pharmaceutical drugs. They may prescribe medications when indicated as allowed by province regulations. 

2015


 Clinical Nutrition

Research shows that dietary imbalances have been associated with many medical conditions. Clinical nutrition helps people achieve their health goals via providing direction to patients on healthy living and good nutrition, as well as implementing meal plans.  With appropriate dietary modification and nutritional supplements health concerns can be treated with fewer complications and side effects.

1996


 Botanical Medicine

Naturopathic doctors are extensively trained in the science of botanical medicine. Naturopathic doctors are currently the only health care providers in Canada to be regulated for the use of botanical medicine.

1996


 Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

A naturopathic doctor will use Eastern herbs and acupuncture to assist the body to achieving health. Acupuncture is the use of very thin needles which are inserted into specific points on the body. The practice of acupuncture has been used for over two-thousand years and has been scientifically proven to be very effective especially for pain relief and chronic illness.

1996


 Lifestyle Counselling

Mental attitudes and emotional states are important elements in healing and disease. Addressing all aspects of a person’s life, identifying and addressing the effects that stress and life events have on a patient’s health is an important aspect of naturopathic treatment. Naturopathic doctors are trained to counsel patients about diet, lifestyle, specific stressors, exercise and occupational or environmental hazards; counselling is an integral part of the naturopathic treatment program.

1996


 Cosmetic Acupuncture

Research shows thafacial cosmetic acupuncture boosted skin elasticity ; other studies have found that multiple FCA treatment improve skin texture, fend off fine lines, and provide an all-over refreshed glow.

2006


 Pain Treatment

ndnr.com

2015


 Behavioural Medicine

ki.se 

2014


PROFESSION MEMBERSHIPS

 ICEEFT – The International Centre For Exellance In Emotionally Focused Therapy

Since 2013


 Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association 

Since 2016


The Canadian Positive Psychology Association - CPPA Home

Since 2016


 EMDR Insitutue Inc.

Since 1998


The College of Naturopaths of Ontario:

Since 1996


 Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors 

Since 1996


 Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors 

Since 1996


PUBLIC SPEAKING

 

2020 Toronto Naturopathic Conference

Pharmacology for depression


2018 Toronto Naturopathic Conference

Anxiety


2016 Toronto Naturopathic Conference

Attachment in Childhood


2001 Credit Valley Hospital  

Stress Management


2000 Canada Post 

Women's Health Issues 




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