Education

September 2016

University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus

Clinical Psychology
Doctoral Student (dissertation defended)
​Dissertation: Shifting the focus: A multimethod exploration of resiliency among child-attracted persons


M.A., June 2016

University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus

Master of Arts, Psychological Science
Thesis: Evidence for a new, five-class typology of male sexual offender and offence characteristics


B.Sc. (Hons.), April 2012
University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus

Bachelor of Science, Honours
Psychology, Forensic Specialization
Thesis: Video killed the radio star? The influence of presentation modality on detecting high‐stakes, emotional lies

Clinical Service Experience

Residency Minor Rotation – Forensic Adult Outpatient

  • March – August 2022
  • Supervised by Debra Jellicoe, R. Psych (CAP #2914)
  • Treatment-focused; group & individual


Residency Primary Rotation – Brain Injury Adult Outpatient

  • March – August 2022
  • Supervised by Dr. Norm Thoms, R. Psych (CAP #4101)
  • Treatment focused; group & individual


Residency Primary Rotation – Forensic Adult Inpatient

  • September 2021 – February 2022
  • Supervised by Dr. Andrew Haag, R. Psych (CAP #2734)
  • Assessment responsibilities include consultation, file review, collateral interviews, interviews, and integrated report writing related fitness to stand trial, not guilty on account of mental disorder (NCRMD), and Alberta Review Board annual reviews.
  • Primary issues targeted include bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, personality disorders, substance-induced disorders.


Residency Minor Rotation – Pediatric Outpatient

  • September 2021 – February 2022
  • Supervised by Dr. Heather Dyck, R. Psych (CAP #4766)
  • Treatment responsibilities will include outpatient, family-based psychological intervention for children and youth (ages 2-17) on referral from pediatricians.
  • Primary issues targeted include adjustment to chronic illness, anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior, and parenting challenges.


Kelty's Key Clinical Advanced Practicum

  • May 2020 - December 2020
  • Supervised by Dr. Claire Sira, R. Psych (CPBC #1837)
  • Intervention responsibilities included providing brief structured interventions for common mental health challenges across British Columbia.


Psychological Assessment and Treatment Advanced Practicum

  • July 2019 - August 2020
  • Supervised by Dr. Jessica Driscoll, R. Psych (CPBC #2231).
  • Intervention responsibilities include documenting and delivering a range of individual empirically-based therapy for complex mental health issues.


Adult Forensics Psychiatric Services Advanced Practicum

  • September 2019 - December 2019
  • Supervised by Dr. Kimberley Kreklewetz, R. Psych (CPBC #1941)
  • Assessment responsibilities included planning and preparing biopsychosocial assessments for pre- and post-disposition reports for court.


Psychological Assessment Basic Practicum – Senior Graduate Student

  • July 2019 – March 2020
  • Supervised by Dr. Harry Miller, R. Psych (CPBC #1205).
  • Responsibilities included standardized administration of a variety of neuropsychological instruments and participation in test selection, clinical interview, test administration, interpretation of results, integrated report writing, and providing clinical feedback.
  • Responsibilities also included observing, training, and providing feedback to junior clinical colleagues in the above tasks.


Psychological Assessment and Treatment Basic Practicum

  • July 2018 - June 2019
  • Supervised by Dr. Jessica Driscoll, R. Psych (CPBC #2231) and Dr. Kimberly Kreklewetz, R. Psych (CPBC #1941)
  • Intervention responsibilities included delivering individual empirically-based therapy for mental health issues (e.g., anxiety, depression).


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Cannabis Clinical Trial (Research)

  • November 2017 – March 2020
  • Supervised by Dr. Zachary Walsh, R. Psych (CPBC #2011).
  • Assessment responsibilities included administering and scoring the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scales for DSM-5 (CAPS-5).


Youth Forensics Psychiatric Services Advanced Practicum

  • August 2018 – August 2019
  • Supervised by Steve Sigmond, R. Psych (CPBC #432).
  • Assessment responsibilities included planning of biopsychosocial assessments including interview, cognitive (e.g., WAIS-IV), personality, and other psychological assessment for pre- and post-disposition reports. 
  • Intervention responsibilities included delivering individual empirically-based therapy for violent offending, sexual offending, and other general mental health issues with criminally-involved youth.


Weight Watchers International Clinical Trial (Research)

  • July 2018 – August 2018
  • Supervised by Dr. Lesley Lutes, R. Psych (CPBC #2205).
  • Responsibilities included conducting phone screens and randomization visits with study participants.


Psychological Assessment Basic Practicum

  • July 2017 – June 2018
  • Supervised by Dr. Harry Miller, R. Psych (#1205).
  • Responsibilities included standardized administration of a variety of neuropsychological instruments and participation in test selection, clinical interview, test administration, interpretation of results, and integrated report writing.


Independent Contractor – Ministry of Children and Family Development

  • November 2012 – September 2013
  • Behaviour Interventionist.
  • Worked with the Okanagan Centre for Autism Intervention. Provided Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention programming for children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder; the programming incorporated both structured teaching and natural environment teaching.


John Howard Society – Bedford Place (Second Stage Recovery)

  • April 2012 – August 2012
  • Support Worker.
  • Performed client intakes, engaged in case planning and management, life skills training, and conducted administrative duties.


John Howard Society – Adult Restorative Justice Practicum

  • January 2012 – April 2012
  • Supervised by John Manolakos, Restorative Justice Lead.
  • Undergraduate practicum student, completed 160 hours.
  • Performed client screenings, Forums, and Resolution Meetings; built rapport and assisted with clients as needed; engaged in case planning and management; and conducted administrative duties.


Elizabeth Fry Society – Specialized Victim Assistance Practicum

  • July 2011 – August 2011
  • Supervised by Maria Lowen, Social Worker.
  • Undergraduate practicum student, completed 160 hours.
  • Performed client screenings, intakes, and follow-up appointments; attended court with clients; engaged in case planning and management; and conducted administrative duties.


John Howard Society – Community Reintegration Services

  • August 2010 – August 2012
  • Client Support Worker.
  • Worked with federal offenders on conditional release within the community. Attended volunteer meetings; assisted clients by providing​social support, conducting needs assessments, assisting with accessing skills, education, or employment support; and conducted administrative duties.
  • June 2012 – August 2012
  • Program Support Worker.
  • Supported the Volunteer Coordinator by attending parole meetings, performing client and volunteer screenings, organizing volunteers, engaging in case planning and management, and conducting administrative duties


Teaching Experience

University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus

Sessional Instructor

  • Personality (2019)
  • Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality I (2018)
  • Sexual Offending and Deviant Sexual Behaviour (2018; 2019)

Clinical Teaching Assistant

  • Interprofessional Clinic Graduate Assistant (2019)

Lab Instructor

  • Advanced Research Methods and Statistics (Dr. Brian O’Connor, 2018)
  • Research Methods and Statistics Laboratory (Dr. Jan Cioe; 2017)
  • Research Methods and Statistics Laboratory (Dr. Zachary Walsh; 2015)

Teaching Assistant

  • Teaching assistant for 22 courses, including developmental, biopsychology, research and statistics, drugs and behaviour, personality, and special topics courses (2011-2021).


Awards and Honours
2019   UBC University Graduate Fellowship

2018   UBC University Graduate Fellowship

2017   UBC University Graduate Fellowship

2016   SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (4 years); UBC Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship

2015   UBC Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship; UBC University Graduate Fellowship

2014   Joseph Armand Bombardier CGM Scholarship (1 year); UBC University Graduate Fellowship

2011   UBC Dean’s List; UBC Deputy Vice Chancellor Scholarship

2010   UBC Dean’s List; UBC Deputy Vice Chancellor Scholarship

2009   UBC Dean’s List; Fairfax Financial Holdings Entrance Bursary (4 years); President’s Entrance Scholarship


Current Professional Affiliations

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors, and Therapist

American Psychological Association

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
Canadian Psychological Association

Previous Professional Affiliations
B4U-Act Workshop Planning Committee (2018)
Graduate Student Advisory Council at the University of British Columbia

  •      Doctoral Psychology Representative (2016)
  •      Master’s Psychology Representative (2015)

Psychology Graduate Students’ Association

  •      Treasurer (2017)

Psychology Graduate Student Union at the University of British Columbia

  •      Graduate Student Advisory Council Representative (2015, 2016)
  •      First-Year Representative (2014)

University Children’s Learning Centre Board of Directors

  •      Secretary (2019)