I hold the following academic credentials:
PhD - McGill University (Montreal)
MA - Columbia University (New York)
BA - University of Toronto (Toronto)
Diploma - University of California (San Diego)
I have specialized training and experience teaching the following theories and modalities:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Bowenian Family Systems Theory
Adlerian Individual Psychology
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
I received certification by the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) & by the
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC).
Since receiving my PhD in 2005 I have held a variety of academic positions: authoring and teaching courses from Interpersonal Communications to Group Therapy; supervising both undergraduate and graduate thesis students, and mentoring counselling practicum students. I have taught in the Division of Arts and Sciences, the Leadership Certificate Program and the Albright School of Education at City University; in Department of Visual Studies and Department of Social, Cultural, and Media Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley; and in the School of Communication and Culture at Royal Roads University; and I have supervised Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology practicum students at Yorkville University. My teaching has been an important way for me to both keep my skills and knowledge up-to-date and to mentor future generations of counselling psychotherapists.
Through my group counselling, previously at the Vancouver General Hospital (Outpatient Psychiatry Department) and at the Adler Centre of British Columbia and currently within my private practice, I teach wellness skills, communication, assertiveness training, goal setting, managing worry and negative thinking, harnessing stress for creative pursuits, mindfulness, and fatherhood and other men’s issues.