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Deliberate practice refers to the conscious and ongoing efforts of the therapist to cultivate his/her own self-awareness and translate this awareness into intentional actions during every part of the therapeutic experience. Here are the ways we cultivate a deliberate practice:
Clean, warm, welcoming, & safe space that engages the senses.
Purposeful selection of techniques.
Self-monitoring & self-regulating in sessions.
Practicing what we preach inside & outside of sessions.
Monthly professional consultation.
Bi-yearly continuing education.
Up to date on current literature - reading texts +databases.
Professional goal setting reviewed annually.
Our goal is to facilitate a safe and comfortable environment so that strong therapeutic relationships can develop grounded in principles of unconditional positive regard, trust, and safety. Outlined below is our commitment to you:
Transparency in delivery of services.
Fully informed consent, reiterated regularly.
Open & honest communication with your growth in mind.
Feedback requested each session.
Professional in our approach, grounded, fun and light hearted in our presence.
Our approach follows a triphasic model in that we structure sessions with three objectives in mind. We will start with objective one, but may fluctuate between all three objectives as required.
Clarify purpose of your therapy, assess your concerns, identify potential root causes, and create plan of action.
Psycho-education, skills building, and skills practice. The goal is to promote a more balanced lifestyle and improve your day-to-day life.
Reducing disturbance connected to trauma memories using EMDR, Prolonged Exposure, or somatic techniques as needed.*
Karina is professionally trained at the Master’s level and she is a Fully Registered Psychologist in Alberta. Karina holds post-graduate training in EMDR Basic Training and currently is pursuing the EMDR Certification process. Additionally, she holds advanced-level training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Ego State Therapy. She utilizes techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy and Somatic approaches as needed. Pinar is professionally trained at the PhD level and is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist in Alberta. Pinar holds post-graduate training in CBT and has received supervision offering Prolonged Exposure Therapy. In service of continued professional development, Pinar’s upcoming training venture will be in Prolonged Exposure Therapy in 2021.
*Varies based on psychologist