I obtained a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from the University of Calgary.
I have worked as a family therapist within the Calgary Regional Health Authority (CRHA) and completed advanced training at the Family Therapy Program at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Currently, I am a Clinical Supervisor to graduate student interns at the Calgary Family Therapy Program.
In addition to my formal employment and internships in family therapy, I have a background working with young people and their families in a variety of programs within the Calgary agency William Roper Hull.
I also enjoy my role as an instructor or supervisor to new therapists. I have instructed core components to counselling at the graduate level such as counselling skills and intervention courses. Currently I teach the final course for the Masters of Counselling online program at the University of Calgary. In addition, the practical focus to my research has invited many opportunities for workshops or presentations where I offer new ideas for therapists new or experienced. In my intermittent role as a Clinical Supervisor in the graduate internship program at the Family Therapy Program I find I am able to continuously engage in generative conversations with families and students.
In my doctorial research I investigated the details of helpful conversations in family therapy. This research won best dissertation in counselling psychology from the Canadian Pychological Association. I have been published in a variety of journals and have been a presenter at conferences throughout Canada.
On a more personal note, I am married and have three sons. We live to the fullest here in Calgary with our dog Finnegan.
- Registered member of the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP www.cap.ab.ca)
- Member Canadian Psychological Association (CPA www.cpa.ca).
- Affiliate Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT www.aamft.org).
- Early Career Member of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA www.afta.org).