35 Years of Counselling Experience

My Experience

Formal Education

  • M.A. Counselling Psychology 2000
    City University, Vancouver, BC
  • Certificate in Family Therapy 1985
    Pacific Coast Family Therapy Training Association, Vancouver, BC
  • Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counselling 1980
    Alcoholism Foundation of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • B.A.Sc. Family Studies/Counselling 1977
    University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario

Recent Continuing Education

  • July 2014 – International Enneagram Association Conference                                                                                            San Francisco, CA
  • April 2014 – European Enneagram Conference                                                                                                          Lisbon, Portugal
  • September 2013 – Weekend Mindfulness Retreat with Rick Hanson
    Vancouver, BC
  • May 2013 – Convergence: Meditation Retreat
    Spirit Rock, CA
  • 2013 – Rick Hanson -” Taking in the Good”
    1 day in Vancouver
  • 2012/13 – Western Canadian Enneagram Conference
    Victoria, BC
  • 2012 – The Enneagram and Vital Relationshiops
    Weekend workshop with David Daniels, Calgary, AB
  • 2010/11 – Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy with Ron Siegel
    (online course for therapists)
  • 2010/11 – Gottman Level 1 & 2 training for therapists
  • 2011 – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher training
    UCSD featuring Zindel Segal, Steve Hickman and Sarah Bowen
  • 2007/11 – International Enneagram Association Conference
  • 2008 – Psychic Structures of the Enneagram Types
    Weekend workshop with Russ Hudson & Don Riso, The Enneagram Institute, NY
  • 2008 – Level 1 & 2 Enneagram training
    The Enneagram Institute with Don Riso & Russ Hudson, NY
  • 2007 – Treating Anxiety with Daniel Siegel
    2 days at the Justice Institute, Vancouver
  • 2006 – Self-Directed Enneagram Study Workshop
    Hollyhock Farm, Cortes Island with Dr. Debra Wiens and Dr. Bonita Savage

Career History

  • 1985 – Current PRIVATE PRACTICE, consultation and training
    Working with individuals, couples, families, and organizations using a family systems approach
  • 1983 – 1987 COUNSELLOR / COORDINATOR
    Interlock Employee Assistance Society, BC
    Responsible for operating employee assistance programs in 13 different Lower Mainland organizations
    Designed alcohol and drug assessment, and Joint Committee training tools
  • 1979 – 1981 DIRECTOR: REFERRAL AGENT PROGRAM
    United Way of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Responsible for the development and administration of peer counselling assistance programs in a variety of corporate accounts

Publications

Teaching / Workshop Experience

  • 2014 – Presenter leading morning meditations – International Enneagram Association Conference – San Francisco, CA
  • 2014 – Workshop Presenter – European Enneagram Conference – Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2013 – Keynote Speaker – Western Canadian Enneagram Conference: theme – Relationships, Victoria BC
  • 2012 – Workshop Presenter – East Kootenay Alcohol & Drug Services staff retreat, Cranbrook, BC
  • 2013 – Workshop presenter – Cultivating Compassionate Relationships
    private group, Vancouver
  • 2008/13 – Workshop Presenter – Discovering the Enneagram
    90 minute, 1/2 day, full day or weekend workshops custom designed for private group or businesses
    This workshop has been presented to a variety of YPO, WPO and EO Forum and spousal forum groups
  • 2008/13 – Workshop Presenter – Developing your Mindfulness Practice
    90 minute, 1/2 day, or full day workshop offered regularly or custom designed for private groups or businesses
    This workshop has been presented to a variety of YPO, WPO and EO Forum and spousal forum groups
  • 2010 Workshop Presenter – The Mindful Enneagram
    International Enneagram Association Conference, July 30 – August 1, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
  • 2000 – 2006 Associate Instructor: Master of Counselling Psychology Program
    City University, Vancouver, BC
  • 2000 – 2001 Co-facilitator: Beyond the Fear of Flying
    5-week course offered several times per year
    Avserve West, Vancouver, BC
  • 1992 – 97 Guest Instructor: Assessing the Addicted Client
    Counselling Skills Certificate Program
    Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, BC
  • 1992 – 93 Corporate Trainer: Managing Stress in the 90’s
    Gellivan International, BC, Alberta, Yukon
    BC Research, Vancouver
    BC Teacher’s Federation, Vancouver
    CBC, Vancouver
  • 1988 – 91 Sessional Instructor: Substance Abuse Counsellor Training Program
    Fraser Valley College, Abbotsford, BC
    Courses: Introduction to Substance Abuse
    Assessing the Addicted Client
    The Community Treatment of Substance Abuse
  • 1982 – 86 Trainer: Lay counsellor training program
    Parents in Crisis Society of BC, Vancouver
  • 1988 – 92 Trainer: Justice Institute of BC, Vancouver
    Courses: The Addicted Adolescent
    Communication Skills for Complaint Takers / Radio Dispatchers (Police Academy)
  • 1980 – 81 Sessional Instructor: Continuing Education Department
    University of Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Courses: Advanced Interpersonal Communication Skills
    “The Superwoman Syndrome”
  • 1980 – 81 Workshop Leader: YWCA, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Courses: Assertiveness Training
    Assertiveness Trainer’s Training
    Communication and Counselling
  • 1980 Guest Instructor: Values Clarification for Teachers
    Red River Community College, Brandon, Manitoba