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University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

Master of Counselling Psychology                                                         2011

4.0 GPA


University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

Certificate in Adult Education                                                               2002


Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB

Music Diploma                                                                                      1999


University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, ON

Master of Divinity                                                                                  1994


Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education

Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics)                                                             1988



Trent University, Peterborough, ON

Counselling Centre, and Disability Services Office (DSO)                     2011

Counselling 1-1 within a strengths-based,

developmental model. Broad spectrum of issues.

Academic Coaching 1-1 at DSO

Community Counselling and Resource Centre, Peterborough, ON

Counselling Program                                                                            2009

            Counselling 1-1 for range of issues.

Co-facilitation of caregiver support group, Men’s Change group




Redemptorist SERVE program,Toronto, ON

Co-leader of live-in program for young adults.                                 1993

Participant selection. Workshops. Counselling.

Community agency liaison. Follow-up seminar.                               



    Community Counselling and Resource Centre, Peterborough, ON

         Clinical Counsellor                                                                             2012 -


Homewood Human Solutions, Vancouver, BC

     EAP Service Provider                                                                        2012 -

Compsych, Chicago, IL

     EAP Service Provider                                                                        2012 -

MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg, ON

Bereavement Group Co-facilitation and Counselling              2006–2011

Hospice Northumberland Lakeshore, Cobourg, ON

Program Coordinator                                                              2005-2009

Case management. Volunteer training & coordination

Inter-agency liaison. Hiring. Database Management.

St. Paul Catholic Secondary School, Trenton, ON

Chaplaincy Team Leader                                                                  2000

Counselling. Group Facilitation. Liturgy Coordination.

Parish liaison. Retreats. Coaching.

Caregiver support for individual with Autism, Brighton, ON                 1999

RC Diocese of Prince Albert, Prince Albert, SK

Pastoral Centre/Adult Education Coordinator                        1994-1997

Workshops. Public Speaking. Program development.

Resource centre management. Development of newspaper.

Hiring and supervising staff.

Other work experience includes: library circulation clerk, truck unloader, postal clerk, tutor, landscaper, waiter, substitute teacher, office assistant, security guard, janitor, Junior Ranger, marina attendant, gas station attendant. I can connect with many people’s experiences.




Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (Certified, 2011)




York University Psychology Clinic, Toronto, ON

Emotion Focused Therapy Training, Level 3.                                          2013

Dr. Les Greenberg (24 hours)

ATTCH, Niagara Falls, ON

2013 Attachment and Trauma Conference                                            2013

Dr. Cathy Malchiodi, Dr. Daniel Siegel  

International Network on Personal Meaning, Toronto, ON

7th Biennial International Meaning Conference (25 hours)                  2013


LifeCare Centres, Pickering, ON

Emotion Focused Couples Therapy                                                       2013

Dr. Les Greenberg (13 hours)

CAST Canada, Alliston, ON

Making Trauma Therapy Safer and More Effective                                2013

Babette Rothschild (12 hours)      

York University Psychology Clinic, Toronto, ON

Engaging Traumatized Clients (8 hours)                                               2013


ICEEFT, Ottawa, ON

Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy                           2012

Dr. Sue Johnson (30 hours)  

York University Psychology Clinic, Toronto, ON

Emotion Focused Therapy Training, Level 2.                                          2012

Dr. Les Greenberg (32 hours)

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Introduction to Addiction (1 semester course)                                       2012

Crisis Care Network, held at FSEAP Toronto, ON

Critical incident response for the workplace (10 hours)                         2012

Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness, Peterborough, ON

Understanding and responding to Male Sexual Victimization (1 day)    2012

York University Psychology Clinic, Toronto, ON

Emotion Focused Therapy for Complex Trauma  (13 hours)                   2012

Crisis Prevention Institute, London, ON

Non-violent crisis intervention training (2 days)                                   2011

Dr. Janina Fisher, Boston, MA

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma (10 month webinar)              2011

York University Psychology Clinic, Toronto, ON

Emotion Focused Therapy Institute, Level 1.                                        2011

Dr. Les Greenberg (4 days)

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities.

Customer service (online training)                                                        2011

Dr. Alberta Pos and Dr. Serene Warwar, Oshawa, ON

Emotion Focused Therapy as a Treatment Approach (1 day)                 2010

Dr. Janina Fisher, Toronto, ON

Neural Plasticity & Mindfulness in the Treatment of Trauma. (2 days)  2010

Dr. Sue Johnson,Toronto, ON

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. (2 days)                                   2009

Alzheimer’s Society, Cobourg, ON

Overview of Alzheimer’s disease and Dementias. (1 day)                       2009

Gestalt Therapy Institute, Toronto, ON

Gestalt Therapy Training Program (1st Year)                                2008-2009

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Cobourg, ON

Introduction to Diversity (1 day)                                                           2007

Hospice Northumberland Lakeshore, Cobourg, ON

Bereavement Volunteer training. (24 hours)                                         2006

Genesis Bereavement Resources, Warkworth, ON

Group Facilitator Education with John Saynor. (3 days)                      2006

Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, ON

Pain Management videoconference series. (3 sessions)                          2006

Athabasca University, Athabasca, AB

Undergraduate Counselling Coursework                                     2003, 2005

(Intro to Counselling, Creating a Working Alliance)

Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

Undergraduate Psychology Coursework                                      2002-2004

(Developmental, Personality, Cognitive, Abnormal)

Hospice Northumberland Lakeshore, Cobourg, ON

Hospice volunteer training. (30 hours)                                                  2003

Dr. George Freemesser (psychiatrist), Toronto, ON

Supervision, mentoring, co-counselling                                      2000-2003

Association for the Study of Dreams, Toronto, ON

Dreams and the Body (3 days)                                                              2001

University of St. Michael’s College, Continuing Ed., Toronto, ON

Coursework with Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy.                           2001-2002

Rainbows Grief Support Program, Napanee, ON

Facilitator Certification (1 day)                                                              2000

Psychometrics Canada, Calgary, AB

Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory (MBTI) certification. (4 days)          1995

Toronto Distress Centre, Toronto, ON

Phone distress line volunteer training (30 hour)                                   1993




Bereavement Retreat Facilitation, St. Mary of Egypt Refuge         2011,2012

“Hope in Hospice” Workshop for Hospice volunteers

incorporating research in hope and palliative care.                2010, 2011

Hospice Palliative Volunteer Visiting 30 hour training

Screening, support, planning, facilitation, train the trainer   2005-2010

Caregiver Education and Agency Fair

          Planning, recruitment, coordination, emcee                                     2009

 “Denial” Workshop for Hospice volunteers

incorporating research and practice implications                             2008

Introduction to Grief support in-service for Long Term Care staff          2007

Since 1995, I have conducted MBTI workshops for parish leadership,

school staff, high school graduating classes, step two bereavement

groups, Hospice volunteers, and individuals  




St. Mary of Egypt Refuge, Madoc, ON

Board member, on-site project assistance                                    2002 -        

Hospice Northumberland Lakeshore, Cobourg, ON

Visiting volunteer                                                                        2003-2011

Grafton Public School, Grafton, ON

Remedial reading help, Grade 4                                                  2001-2002

Big Brothers, Prince Albert, SK

Big brother                                                                                  1995-1997

“Person to Person” prison visitation, Prince Albert, SK                1994-1997

Toronto Distress Centre, Toronto, ON

Telephone distress line crisis support                                          1993-1994

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Toronto, ON

RCIA group co-facilitation                                                           1992-1993

St. Jerome RC Parish, Brampton, ON

Youth ministry                                                                            1992-1993

Our Place, Toronto, ON

Listening support for out-patient mental health individuals       1992-1993





·   Wide variety of sports and fitness activities. I am a strong advocate of wellness and integration of mind, body, and spirit.

·     Landscaping and Gardening

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