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Professional Counselling Experience

02/2013 – present Psychologist and Owner
Thrive Counselling & Consulting

 

 

09/2011 – 02/2012 Behavioural Health Consultant
Alberta Health Services & Calgary West Central Primary Care Network

 

 

01/2010 – 09/2011 Mental Health Therapist
Calgary West Central Primary Care Network

 

 

09/2009 – 12/2009

Healthy Relationships Program Group Facilitator
Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter

 

 

09/2008 – 09/2008 College of Alberta Psychologists Registration Residency
Calgary Counselling Centre

 

 

09/2007 – 04/2008 Counselling Psychology Master's Practicum
Calgary Counselling Centre

 

 

 

 

Education  

2006 – 2008 University of Calgary – M.Sc. Counselling Psychology
1999 – 2004 Mount Allison University – B.Sc. with Honours in Psychology
1996 – 1999 Liverpool Regional high School – Grade 12 Diploma with French Immersion Certificate

 

 

 

 

Work Experience  

01/2008 – 05/2010 Relief 211 Information and Referral/Phone Room Coordinator
Distress Centre Calgary

 

 

03/2007 – 08/2007 Part-time Phone Room Assistant
Distress Centre Calgary

 

 

 

 

Workshops and Conferences Attended

05/2018 ACT for Clinicians (Halifax, NS)
04/2018 DSM-V Changes and Implications for Professional Practice (Canadian Psychological Association – online workshop)
04/2018 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (NetCE Continuing Education – online workshop)
04/2018 Suicide Assessment, Prevention and Risk Management (Zur Institute – online workshop)
03/2018 Trauma Informed Care Webinar (Alberta Health Services online workshop)
12/2017 Promoting the Health of the Gay Community (NetCE Continuing Education – online workshop)
12/2017 Clinical Care of the Transgender Patient (NetCE Continuing Education – online workshop)
12/2017 Understanding and Treating Spiritual Abuse (NetCE Continuing Education – online workshop)
11/2017 Essential Knowledge About Suicide Prevention: Evidence Based Practices for Mental Health Professionals (New York State Psychological Association webinar)
10/2017 Brain Story Certification (Alberta Family Wellness online workshop)
09/2016 Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist; Alcohol and Chemical Dependence Training – IITAP (Calgary)
06/2016 Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Training Module 4 (Calgary)
04/2016 When There Are No Words – Dr. Sandra Paulson (EMDRIA webinar)
04/2016 Looking Through The Eyes – Dr. Sandra Paulson (EMDRIA webinar)
01/2016 Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Training Module 3 (Calgary)
10/2015 Murray Method Training – Level 1 (Calgary)
06/2015 Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Training Module 2 (Calgary)
01/2015 Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Training Module 1 (Calgary)
11/2014 Feeling Safe and Sexy: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Being Sex Positive (Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health online workshop)
11/2014 Understanding Bisexuals and Their Unique Challenges (Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health online workshop)
01/2014 EMDR Basic Training (Calgary) – second weekend
10/2013 EMDR Basic Training (Calgary) – first weekend 
10/2011 Level II – Therapy, Assessment, Intervention and Co-Morbidities (Dr.s John and Julie Gottman in Calgary) 
06/2011 Sexual Addiction Clinical Awareness Session (Calgary)
04/2011 Annual Addiction Day Conference (Calgary)
04/2011 Sexuality and Fertility (Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health online workshop)
03/2011 Level I – Bridging the Couple Chasm. Gottman Couples Therapy: A New Research-Based Approach (Dr.s John and Julie Gottman in Calgary) 
11/2010 Sexuality and Seniors (Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health online workshop)
11/2010 Conference on Solution-Focused Practices: Refining the Art (Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association)
10/2010 Sexuality and Health Care: Let’s Talk About It (Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health online workshop)
05/2010 Sexuality and Spirituality (Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health online workshop)
05/2010 Sexual Attitudes Reassessment (Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health)
03/2010 Impact on a Female Partner of a Sex Addict (Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health online workshop)
09/2009 Building Comfort and Skills: Talking With Youth About Sexual Health (Calgary Sexual Health Centre)
08/2009 Feminist Sex Therapy: A New View of Women’s Sexuality (Zur Institute – online)
03/2009 Listening for Meaning: Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice (Calgary Alliance to End Violence)
10/2008 The Road to Healthy Sexuality: Overcoming Problems Caused by Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, and Pornography (Wendy Maltz, sponsored by The Lousage Institute, Edmonton)
04/2008 Responding to Violence in Families: Considerations of Safety, Gender and Culture (The Just Therapy Team from New Zealand sponsored by the University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work). 
10/2007 One Day Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy (Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy, Calgary, Alberta)
09/2007 Same-Sex Domestic Violence – A Capacity Building Workshop for Service Providers (Peer Support Services for Abused Women, Calgary, Alberta)
05/2007 Counselling Men: Considerations for Enhancing Clinical Practice (University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work)
05/2007 Lifting the Veil of Blue – Feminist Practice for Women’s Experiences of Depression (University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work)

 

Professional Memberships

12/2010 – present Member of the Psychologists' Association of Alberta (PAA)
10/2014 – 10/2015 Member of the Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health (ASPSH)
08/2009 – 08/2010 Member of the Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health (ASPSH)
11/2009 – 03/2011 Member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
09/2005 – 08/2010 Member of the Women in Psychology Association, Calgary Chapter
03/2009 – 08/2010 Communications Chair for the Women in Psychology Association, Calgary Chapter