I am a MASTER CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST with the CANADIAN HYPNOSIS ASSOCIATION and my credentials include having a MASTER'S DEGREE in EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. I taught at the University of Regina for over twenty years in the following areas: Educational Psychology 821 (a graduate class in IQ testing), Educational Psychology 329 (theories of counselling for special education and classroom management), Educational Psychology 350 (adolescent psychology from an educational perspective), Psychology 102 (introductory psychology), Psychology 204 (research methods in psychology), Psychology 311 (adolescent psychology from a cultural perspective), Psychology 310 (child psychology).
I’ll give the skinny on the particular client-centred therapies for which I’m empirically proficient. When I say proficient, I’m expressing that I’ve delivered each of these therapies in both academic and professional practice. Here is a dance-card description for each:
- Reality Therapy (RT), now known as Choice Theory, was my first academic study and it served me well. RT was my confidence ticket into guidance, my confidence ticket into private practice, and my confidence ticket to complete a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology. During my past and present years as a professional high school guidance counsellor with Regina Public Schools, RT has always been my go-to model. (Reality Therapy and Choice Theory are from the same hand-books written by William Glasser.)
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) was my first pragmatic system when I did contract work for other agencies.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is another model I employed when contracting at another counselling agency,
All of the aforementioned therapies are considered behavioural therapies, action-oriented and monitored by the therapist/counsellor so to speak. Hypnotherapy, too, is action-oriented, but entirely client driven, and not necessarily monitored by the therapist.
My signature Hypnotherapy, typically, takes fewer sessions than the above mentioned "other" therapies.
Hypnotherapy is by far my favourite therapy. Hypnotherapy is a trance-like therapy of client and counsellor suggested imagery, that creates positive experiences to be later re-enacted by the client.
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