My Practice

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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


  • BC College of Social Workers (08439)
  • BC Association of Social Workers (1007219)
  • BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (15802)
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (837479)
  • BC Hear the Child Society Roster Member

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