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ABOUT ME

I have been working as a clinician in both the public and private healthcare sectors for over 30 years.

Initially, I was drawn to the healthcare field because I wanted to help people. This motivation matured through the years as I recognized my positioning was better served by a desire to engage with people exactly where they are, understand them as deeply as possible, and discovering each person’s unique process of change as it emerges.

Reflecting my own experiences with change, this sometimes delicate and artful engagement with motivation and transformative processes can be very active, yet at other times rather still.

LEARNING THAT ENRICHES MY LIFE

I am an avid learner, finding inspiration to continue pursuing knowledge that is personally transformative as well as professionally informative.

As you will see, my formal education continues to this day however, some of the richest learning I have had has occurred through my lived experience.

I am a reader, writer and reflector, believing that I have a responsibility to live my life to the fullest.

Life has a way of bringing many opportunities for growth. I have been very fortunate to have experiences both pleasant and challenging that have taught me ways of seeing and being that impact my approach as a clinician and leader.

One belief I hold is that leaning into whatever is happening is essential if we are to grow, whether the experience is imbued with joy or sorrow, enthusiasm or fear. Finding ways to move into and through difficult experiences has been deeply transformative and informed my growth as a person and professional.

Interestingly, some of the most challenging and painful experiences in my life have given me the greatest motivation to find new ways of being, which then foster different ways of behaving in my relationships with others and myself.

ALL OF MY LEARNING HAS OCCURRED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF RELATIONSHIPS FOR WHICH I AM DEEPLY GRATEFUL.

MY EDUCATION

Currently, I am enrolled in the PhD program in Leadership and Change in Healthcare through Antioch University. Through my studies I am pursuing research that explores relationship-centered care, where neuroscience, neurobiology, and organizational theory converge.

In addition, I graduated from City University with a Masters of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology in 2003. This degree provided me with opportunities to learn varied theories and skills in the areas of individual, couple and family therapy.

My undergraduate degree was also from Antioch University, where I was able to widen my exploration of what it meant to be a clinician in the mental health field. Most particularly I was able to frame inquiries about the specialized field of eating disorders, through subjects such as literature, history, politics, anthropology, and the arts.

I started my journey into healthcare education in late adolescence, graduating in 1984 from the Psychiatric Nursing program at Wascana Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, (now, Saskatchewan Polytechnic).

I completed a Certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) in 2012. Dr. Daniel Siegel, the field’s lead founder, taught this three-year, comprehensive course.

I regularly attend conferences and workshops in varied clinical practice areas, including in fulfillment of the EMDR Basic Training Certificate requirements (2004).

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WHERE I SPEND MY TIME

I am the Education Co-Chair on the Board of Directors of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS). This organization seeks to enhance education and networking opportunities for practitioners interested in Interpersonal Neurobiology. (www.mindgains.org)

The College of Organizational Health Leaders is a national, not-for-profit association for the networking and education of healthcare leaders. (www.cchi-ccls.ca)

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

I am registered with The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (bc-counsellors.org) and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of BC (www.crpnbc.ca)

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Change is possible.

NOT JUST SUPERFICIAL CHANGE, BUT DEEP AND LASTING CHANGE.

Download my FREE EBOOK on the Foundations Of Well-Being:

9 SCIENTIFICLY-BASED PRACTICES TO
HELP YOU INCREASE HARMONY, HAPPINESS AND HEALTH.