Here is some information about
me, my clinical, professional and academic experience, which might help
you decide whether or not you think you would enjoy working with me.
• I am a registered psychologist, member of the OPQ (Ordre des
psychologues du Québec)
• Since 1986, I have practiced therapy with children, adolescents,
adults, couples and families in school, hospital and mental
health clinic settings
• I have been in private practice since 1999
• I have expertise in the Systemic (Family Therapy), Cognitive-
Behavioural, and Brief Solution-Focused therapeutic approaches
• I spent seven years with an internal Employee Assistance
Program (EAP) for a
large bank, where I coached managers and
employees on stress management,
team dynamics, conflict
resolution, Emotional Intelligence, and adapting to
• I am trained in psychotraumatology and CISD (Critical Incident
• I use the StressMap©, the MBTI© , and the Thomas-Kilman
Conflict Mode Instrument©
• I am accredited to administer, interpret and teach the MBTI©
(Myers-Briggs Type Indicator©), a questionnaire which helps
clarify Psychological Type and which can be a useful tool with
individuals as well as with couples, families and professional
O Earth, Turn!
The little blessed Earth that turns
Does so on its own concerns
As though it weren't my home at all;
It turns me winter, summer, fall
Without a thought of me.
I love the slightly flattened sphere,
Its restless, wrinkled crust's my here,
Its slightly wobbling spin's my now
But not my why and not my how:
My why and how are me.
~ George Johnston
• I am a faculty lecturer in the M.Sc. (Applied) program in Couple & Family Therapy at McGill University.
• I was on the faculty of the well-respected Couple and Family Therapy Training Program at the Jewish General Hospital
where I lectured on family therapy themes and supervised postgraduate students
• I present conferences and workshops to parents, teachers, and professional groups on such themes as Managing Stress
and Transition, Conflict Resolution, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, and Appreciating Differences (see Conferences)
• In the past, I taught university classes, in both English and French, at Bishop’s University (Family Dynamics and Therapies, The Psychology of Human Sexuality) and at the
Université de Montréal (Family Intervention, Social Adaptation Difficulties in Context, Intervention with the School-Aged Child)
• Doctorate in psychology, Université de Montréal, 1999.
Mother-son interactions predictive of high parentification self- reported
by adolescent sons
• Masters degree in psychology, Université de Montréal, 1986
A critical review of preschool social withdrawal intervention through symbolic modeling
• B.S. summa cum laude in psychology, Oklahoma Christian University of
Science and Arts, 1981
. . . and when I’m not working, I enjoy such pursuits as distance running (Ultramarathon, Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 10k distances), wilderness canoeing
and camping, music, and ongoing personal growth and learning, generally through digging into books and websites. I also love to hang out with my two teenage sons, Seth and Zachary.
If you want to know me better, please visit my blog, "MORE DAY TO DAWN . . ."