Change - the only constant, as they say. It seems I have experienced a lot of it over the past month, though! A couple announcements: Due to the combination of starting an awesome, exciting new full-time job, and a pretty major family adjustment with my wife going back to work and daughter therefore requiring a clinically … Continue reading Changes!
I'm pleased to be joining the team of wonderful mental health professionals at Denis Boyd and Associates psychologists and counsellors! Denis Boyd & Associates have been a cornerstone of the psychology and counselling community in the tri-cities for decades, so it is a great pleasure to be joining such a dedicated team. My availability at … Continue reading Now Seeing Clients in Coquitlam at Denis Boyd & Associates
One way of telling this story starts at 10:01 AM, on an oppressively hot summer day, in a mysteriously cold hospital delivery room. My wife, at that moment to me simultaneously at her most human and superhuman, on one bed; our seconds old daughter, flailing and blue, on another; all of us waiting for her … Continue reading Fatherhood
Image: Don't Let My Love Grow Cold Chicago by Chris Smith on Flickr. || Since diving into suicide prevention work a few years ago, it's safe to say I've learned a lot. The great bulk of that new knowledge comes from my therapeutic work, as each new client teaches me about their life and how they survive … Continue reading Highlights From #AAS16, Part 1
I wrote this essay years ago, when I was still in grad school and had no idea that I would end up specializing in suicide prevention later in my career! I came across it recently and thought it would be interesting to share it, edited for length including removing all research references (didn't think a … Continue reading The Ethics of Working With Suicidal Clients