Consultation & Training

I provide clinical consultation and supervision for social work and community work practitioners, psychotherapists and agencies.

My clinical orientation integrates emerging understandings of attachment, interpersonal neurobiology within a socio-political and cultural context. My practice framework places emphasis on embodiment, relationship and social justice. My understanding of how to integrate the experience of the body into our stories guides all of my work.

I offer training and clinical consultation for social workers, therapists, community practitioners and agencies, and teach body literacy practices to individuals and groups. Please contact me for potential training for your staff or organization.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

The Classroom: A home for practices of embodiment, affect regulation and mindfulness
9th annual International Conference on Spirituality and Social Work, Fredericton, NB (2014)

Polyvagal Theory and Trauma
Wellspring Conference: Encounters with Trauma, Hope and Healing, Vancouver, BC (2013)

A Meeting of the Minds
IDP/AIDP/SCD/ASCD Provincial in-service, Richmond, BC (2013)

Vicarious Trauma and Self Care
Truth and Reconciliation Commission training of support people, Victoria, BC (2012)

Neuroscience, Relationships and the Brain
SAIP conference, Parksville, BC (2011)

Where Do You Belong To?
International Conference on Spirituality and Social Work, Calgary, AB (2010)
http://w3.stu.ca/stu/sites/spirituality/conference.html

Earth/Body Re-memberings
International Eco-conference: Building Bridges, Crossing Boundaries, Calgary, AB (2009)
www.ucalgary.ca/events/node/2164

Lessons from the River in Mind/Body/Spirit
3rd North American Conference on Spirituality and Social Work, Fredericton, NB (2008)
http://w3.stu.ca/stu/sites/spirituality/index.html

The Neuroscience of Collaboration When Dealing with Trauma/Conflict
"Our Journey With” Forum South Island Health, MCFD, Education, Police professionals, Victoria, BC (2015)

TRAININGS

Bringing the Body into Practice (South Okanagan Victim Assistance Services) Penticton, 2013, 2014

Somatic Work with Complex Trauma (Justice Institute) New Westminster, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Affect Regulation level two (North Kootenay Lake Community Services) Kaslo 2010

How to Facilitate Affect Regulation: Support for those working with victims of violence, abuse, injury and illness (NCLCS) Kaslo, 2010

Trauma, the Body and Autonomic Nervous System (Justice Institute) Victoria, 2008

Trauma Training (Dehcho Community Mental Health and Addictions) Fort Simpson, 2006