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about joss

I have lived on the West Coast of BC for most of my life. As a young adult I studied and worked in Vancouver. I completed a B.A. in Psychology at SFU, and then went on to complete an M.A. in Counselling Psychology at UBC. During these years of study I also traveled in Europe and Africa, and developed an appreciation for cross-cultural analysis. As well, I studied dance, human physiology, and anthropology, all of which have shaped my approach to psychotherapy.

While in Vancouver I worked in many settings, including: Mental Health, Family Services, The Vancouver Incest and Sexual Assault Centre, the Downtown Eastside, Youth Detox, and Addiction Services.

I moved to Victoria after the birth of my first son, and now live in Victoria with my partner and two sons. Here in Victoria I was employed at Artemis Place as a Youth Counsellor, and now serve on their board of directors.

I engage in ongoing personal work, training, and clinical consultation to ensure that my clinical work meets the high standards set by the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.

Professional Development:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Questions in Narrative Therapy

Somatic Transformation

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Response Based Practice

Trauma Informed Practice and Support Training

Body-Mind Psychotherapy

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

Visioning a Future for Prevention: A Local Perspective

Alcohol and Drug Counsellor Training for Youth Practitioners

Therapeutic Enactment

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

The Psychophysiology and Treatment of Pain Syndromes

Some Nuts and Bolts for Teaching A Psychology of Women and Gender

Critical Incident Stress Management

Community Education and Facilitation (Stress and Suicide)

Crisis Intervention Counselling

 

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university training

MA Counselling Psychology UBC

BA Psychology SFU

 

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