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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Sather Counselling & Consulting Inc. respectfully acknowledges that we live and work within the ancestral and unceded territory of the Lkwungen People, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. We offer gratitude to the traditional keepers of these lands, waters, and supernatural ones.