During my 20-year career in mental health, I have worked as a therapist and assessment specialist in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health, student development services, correctional services, and in private practice. I specialize in clinical and forensic psychology with adults, adolescents, and families.
I have been the Clinical Co-Director at a residential treatment program for high risk youth and the Clinical Supervisor at an adolescent forensic outpatient program. I have supervised clinical psychology graduate students and provisionally registered psychologists and taught several courses at the University of Western Ontario and Mount Royal University.
I have over 18 years of experience writing reports for Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench. I also have specialized training in risk and threat assessment and management. I have assisted in the development of an inpatient treatment program in a youth custody facility and provided consultation services to defense counsel, Crown counsel and judges.
I completed my Masters and Doctoral Degrees at the University of Western Ontario. My research areas included humour, stress and coping and institutional abuse. I am a registered psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta.