Bev has been a practicing licensed psychotherapist for over 35 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 at the Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (R.E.B.T.) in New York City 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” in 2008 and has participated in over 400 Team collaborative family law files.
Bev has conducted several Custody and Access Section 30 assessments since 1989, is trained in Family Mediation and Parent Coordination etc. Bev has an expertise in working with both men and women individually and couples. She has also worked extensively with adolescents and children, and has practiced group therapy in the areas of child sexual abuse and domestic violence. 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 presently training in Collaborative Practice Levels 1 and 2 Internationally. Bev is on the Board of Directors for both Collaborative Practice Durham Region and the Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals.