Bev has been a practicing licensed psychotherapist for over 30 years. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto in 1982 and has been a member of the College of Professional Social Workers since its inception. Having studied in New York City at the Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (R.E.B.T.)with Dr. Albert Ellis in the mid-90’s, she is certified in R.E.B.T., a form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and uses it when working with clients. Bev presently co-ordinates a successful Private Practice entitled "The Centre for Constructive Thinking" working with adults, adolescents and children to help them re-construct their thoughts and learn to think positively about their life. She has received both Levels 1, 2 and Team training in Collaborative Practice as a "Family Professional". She appreciates the Collaborative approach to Family Law as it takes families away from litigation and assists them in finding resolve in a more productive, cohesive, long term sense using often a team approach. Bev has been conducting Custody and Access assessments since 1989, is trained in Family Mediation, Parental Re-Integration, Parent Coordination etc. Bev has an expertise in working with both individuals and couples. She has worked extensively with adolescents and children, and has practiced group therapy in the areas of child sexual abuse and domestic violence to name a few. She has presented workshops and trainings in domestic violence and has been one of the trainers in the Durham Police Investigators Course on domestic violence. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation and Collaborative Practice Durham Region.
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