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 YOU to remove obstacles which may impede potential; reflecting back your best self so you may know and like yourself more fully; questioning diagnoses; endorsing the possibility of human becoming.
I am currently writing and preparing to give further talks on Existential Humanistic Psychotherapy (See Resources)
I am currently seeing patients through private practice in West Vancouver.
I worked as Family Therapist at the HOpe Centre, Lions Gate Hospital, Outpatient Psychiatry, (from 2005-2018) The Family Clinic won an award for excellent service to families in 2009.)
I worked with families, couples and individuals. I created and ran process groups and psycho-educational groups for people living with Bipolar.
The work of the Lions Gate Family Clinic was 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 advocate for greater choice in treatment and wariness regarding psychiatric diagnoses.
Rosalind has been running her private practice since 2006. She is a registered member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.