The following information details the professional development courses completed from 1999 to present. For further information, contact: 289-624-9431.


Equity Training and Courses

  • January 2020- Redesign Child Welfare Equity Training (24 hours), Ontario Association for Children’s Aid Societies
  • April 10- April 11, 2019- Courageous Leadership Inclusivity and Equity Symposium, Dr. Robin D’Angelo (keynote speaker)
  • October 16, 2017 – February 9, 2018- Courageous Leadership for Equitable Outcomes: A leadership course for social sector leaders Instructor’s Training (288 training hours)

Mediation and Family Conferences Courses

  • 2016- 2021- Office of the Children’s Lawyer- Clinician Training & Refreshers
  • April 27-29, 2015- Family Group Conferencing Training – George Hull Center (30 hours);
  • November 5-6, 2010- Child Parent Relationship Therapy: A Research Based 10-Session Filial Therapy Model (14 hrs)– Dr. Garry Landreth and City of Hope Counseling Center;

Supervision Training & Courses

  • 2013-2014, Supervision Training, Individual (4 hours)
  • 2013- 2021, Dalton Associates Supervision Group (21 hours)
  • 2016- 2021, Office of the Children’s Lawyer, Supervision & Consultation
  • September to December 2016, CAPT Supervisor Training Modules (40 hours)
  • March 2019, Supervision Training, Individual (1 hour)
  • 2020- 2021, Supervision Training, Individual (2 Hours)
  • 2021, Supervision Training, Individual (3 hours)

Approved Supervisor and affiliation agreements with:

  • University of Windsor
  • Adler University
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • York University
  • Yorkville University
  • Durham College

Clinical Training Courses & Experiences

  • January 2020- July 2021- Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) Facilitator Training
  • May 29-June 1, 2019- Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (Sue Johnson & Gail Palmer) (28 hours)
  • March 30, 2016- Social Media Training for Youth Involved with the Law-Laurie McCann;
  • March 7 &8, 2016- Intensive Support & Supervision Forum (workshops: SNAP ® program, DBT with Special Populations, World Café),
  • March 5-6, 2016- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Level 1 – Andrew Eklad, PhD, C.Psych;
  • March 1, 2016- Human Trafficking Training- Ministry of Children and Youth Services Youth Justice Services Division;
  • February 12, 2016 –Mindfulness and Acceptance with Families and Children: Focusing on Treating Trauma, ADHD and Depression in Children and Teens –Diane Gehart PhD, LMFT;
  • June 4 &5, 2015- Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behavior (UMAB)– Toronto Hostel Training (16 hours); June 16, 2015- Pharmacology Training– Leading Edge Seminars (6hours); June 25, 2015- FISW Symposium (Human Trafficking Workshop and Trauma-Informed Care) University of Toronto (4hours);
  • October 14, 2015- ATSA Pre-Conference Workshops (Trauma-Informed care & Fetal-Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) (8 hours).
  • December 8-9. 2014- Violent Threat Assessment- Level II– Kevin Cameron (16 hours);
  • October 29, 2014- Men who Lead– Jackson Katz (8 hours); October 22, 2014- FASD & the Law – David Boulding (8 hours); June 10, 2014- First Aid/CPR Training;
  • May 9-10, 2014- Holistic Arts Healing Conference- workshops included Facilitating Diverse Groups (special emphasis on LGBTQQ community), Emotion-focused Therapy, and Sandplay Therapy (12 hours)
  • November 6, 2013- UMAB Training Refresher– Turning Point Youth Services;
  • September 19-21, 2013- Theraplay Level 2– Lorie Walton (24 hours);
  • April 26-27, 2013- Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy Annual General Meeting: Infusing Resilience-Based Practice with Play Therapy Interventions, Working with Trans or Gender Variant Children and Youth, The Therapeutic Touchstone, Sandtray-Wordplay Therapy with diverse populations (12hrs);
  • March 11, 2013- The Attachment Road Map (5.5hrs)- Mary Rella;
  • February 14 and 15, 2013- Violent Threat Assessment (Kevin Cameron) (16hrs);
  • January 30 and 31, 2013-ASIST Suicide Intervention Course (16hrs); January 21, 2013– Engaging Traumatized Clients (8 hrs)– Robert Muller
  • November 10, 2012- Working with Brain-Based Parenting (3 hrs)- Hannah Sun-Reid; April 25-June 5, 2012- Trauma Assessment and Treatment Certificate (40hrs)- Geraldine Crisci
  • September 20-23, 2011-Theraplay Level 1 (24hrs)– Lorie Walton
  • June 15, 2010- Ethics Part 3 (6hrs)– Dr. Nancy Riedel-Bowers and CACPT; March 10, 2010- Nonviolent Crisis Intervention– Mike Murphy;
  • October 26, 2009- Living with and Healing Attachment Troubled Children: For Residential, Group, Foster Home Settings– Annette Kussin
  • June 21, 2008- Psycho-Physiology of Trauma (6hrs)- B. Desjardins and the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children; June 14-15, 2008-Trauma Intervention with Kids In Care and Art and Play Intervention(12hrs)-Dr. Betty Bedard Bidwell and the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children
  • May 25, 2008- Trauma Debriefing (6hrs)– B. Dorrington and B. Desjardins and the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children; May 24, 2008- Crisis Intervention– B. Dorrington and B. Desjardins and the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children; April 27, 2008- Structured Sensory Interventions (6hrs)-M. McHenry and the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children; April 26, 2008- Children of Trauma (6hrs)- M. McHenry and the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children
  • May 28-June 8, 2007- Intermediate Play Therapy Certificate Program Level II-Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy
  • September 19, 2006- Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy: Attachment-Focused Psychotherapy and Parenting (6hrs)– Daniel Hughes, Ph.D.; May 15-May 26, 2006- Introductory Play Therapy Certificate Program Level 1-Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy
  • 2006, 2004, 2003-Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behavior-Hy-Ancement Group
  • November 23, 2005- Interventions to Increase Parental Effectiveness– Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies; November 8, 2005- Interviewing Children- Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies; October 11, 2005- Identifying and Responding to Child Maltreatment Part 1, 2- Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies; September 27, 2005- The Impact of Maltreatment Upon Growth and Development-Part 1&2- Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies
  • June 7, 2004- Structural Dissociation: An Integrated Approach to Chronic Trauma (6hrs)- Kathy Steele and Hincks-Dellcrest-Gail Appel Institute; June 8, 2004- Dependency Issues in the Treatment of Trauma-Related Disorders (6hrs)- Kathy Steele and Hincks-Dellcrest-Gail Appel Institute; 2004- (Workshop courses): Demystifying FASD Substance Abuse in Pregnancy; Treatment of Chronic Trauma; Working as  Team for Children; Complexity of Trauma; Hair Follicle Testing- Various Presenters
  • 2003- (Workshop Courses): Attachment (Diane Benoit-Hospital for Sick Children); Youth Criminal Justice Act; Eating Disorder Clinic; Normal Development and Effects of Trauma; Empowering Adolescent Girls; Bullying and Peer Abuse; LEAPS-Part 2; Permanency Planning Training-Various Presenters
  • June 10-11, 2002-Treating the Aftermath of Sexual Abuse– Treatment Foster Care Program for the Children’s Aid Societies of Durham, Kawartha-Haliburton, and Northumberland; February 5, 2002-Dealing with Difficult Children (6hrs)- Dr. Timothy Quek and Life Change
  • November 4, 1999-What’s Going On in There? Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Brain Development– Dr. Bauman and the Geneva Center for Autism