I have studied extensively, and continue to do so, in the field of play, trauma,
attachment, infant and child development, child-parent psychotherapy,
relational practice, emergent neuroscience, and somatic therapies.
I have studied Holistic Expressive Therapy with Dr. Marie-Jose Dhaese.
My interest expanded to early intervention with Watch, Wait, and Wonder
with Dr. Mirek Lojkasek and Child-Parent Psychotherapy
created by Dr. Alicia Lieberman and Dr. Patricia Van Horn.
I attended seminars with the luminaries in the field,
including Dr. Ed Tronick and Dr. Peter Fonagy,
when I completed the Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program.
I have trained with Dr. Sonya Vellet and Dr. Naomi Gribneau-Bahm
in the Adult Attachment Interview Training.
I have studied with Dr. Loray Daws in the Masterson’s Disorders of the Self
and with Dr. Peter Fonagy and Dr. Anthony Bateman
in Mentalization-Based Treatment.
I have taken advanced studies with Dr. Allan Schore
in the Neurobiology of Development and Affect Regulation
and with Dr. Lisa Mortimore in the Advanced Somatic Attachment
Psychotherapy: Bringing the Body into Practice.
All these training weave together to provide an integrative
attachment/relational and somatic-based approach to my practice.
- Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Child Trauma Research Program – Dr. Mindy Kronenberg and Dr. Amy Dickson, Jacksonville, FL
- Adult Attachment Interview Training (Reliabilities in progress) – Dr. Sonya Vellet and Dr. Naomi Gribneau-Bahm, Vancouver, BC
- Infant-Parent Mental Health Napa Program – Dr. Ed Tronick and Dr. Kristi Brandt, University of Massachusetts Boston.
- Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work – University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC
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