Background

Professional Counsellor/Addiction Worker
  • Theories, models & techniques of counselling, and psychotherapy
  • Professional & ethical standards for practice
  • Psychopathology & recognition knowledge of the DSM for mental disorders
  • Substance abuse counselling – theory & practice
  • Sexual abuse counselling – treatment & recovery
  • Clinical skills of counselling – client assessment, treatment & evaluation
  • Counselling process & therapeutic interventions
  • Life span and psycho-social development
  • Addiction worker certification
  • Conflict resolution

Work Experience

  • Community Outreach, Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community & Farm
  • Program Facilitator, Top Of The World Ranch Treatment Center
  • Counsellor/Facilitator, Yorkton Tribal Council Child & Family Services
  • Addiction Counsellor/Anger Facilitator, Yorkton SK Social Services
  • Paradigm Path Speaking, Counselling, and Group Facilitation
  • Family Strengthening & Intervention, Options Community Service
  • Director of Counselling Services with VisionQuest Recovery Society
  • President of Alternatives Recovery Society Sunshine Coast, BC
  • C.A.P. (Community Assistance Program) Counsellor, Sechelt, BC
  • T.H.E.O. (Training Health Employment Opportunities) Counsellor, Sechelt, BC
  • E.A.S. (Employment Assistance Services) Coach, Sechelt, BC
  • Union Counsellor (Employment Assistance Program) U.S.W.A. 7884
  • Class ‘A’ Welder – Industrial, Commercial, Estimator, Yacht Builder
  • Alderman with The District of Elkford
  • I.A.S (Industrial Adjustment Services) Committee Member, Elk Valley, BC

Education/Training

  • Vancouver College of Counsellor Training
  • East Kootenay Community College
  • Canadian Labour Congress
  • Trinity Western University
  • The United Way
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