Bio: Grew up in England. Educated at Kent, Oxford and UBC Universities. Married for 26 years. Three grown children. High School teacher of English and French for 20 years. Divorced. Masters in Counselling Psychology. Re-married. 13 years experience in Outpatient Psychiatry and Family Services. 12 years private practice.
My passion: Collaborating with people to remove obstacles which may be preventing them from reaching their potential. Reflecting back their best self so they may know and like themselves more fully.
I work (three days a week) as Family Therapist at the HOpe Centre, Lions Gate Hospital, Outpatient Psychiatry. (Since 2005.) The Family Clinic won an award for excellent service to families in 2009.)
The work of the Lions Gate Family Clinic is the focus of the documentary, “Family Matters: Surviving the Bipolar journey,” which aired on Knowledge network in 2011 and 2012.
I co-authored the Manual: “Family Self-Care and Recovery from Mental Illness”, published 2008 by MDA, British Columbia.
I was a member of the CREST BD Team at UBC. I was awarded a team grant (2010) for research on the Efficacy of the Recovery Narrative in the Treatment of BD. and worked with Dr. Erin Michalak , UBC.
I participated in a Roundtable discussion in Ottawa (2009) seeking improved services for families, and for people with lived experience of mental illness. I am an advocate for those who find themselves without a voice. I also advocate for greater choice in treatment.
Rosalind has been running her private practice since 2006. She is a registered member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.