About Dr. Stuart

When I reflect on how I chose ‘psychologist’ for my career, I can see that I always had a natural curiously about people. I was fascinated what motivated them and what helped them change. The fascination deepened with time and I eventually made the decision to return to school. It took me a while to make that decision though.

I really didn’t want to go to school for such a long time. I took a detour to work as a court reporter but the desire to be a psychologist persisted.

I completed my Bachelor Degree in Psychology at Simon Fraser University. From there I went to the University of Alberta in Edmonton where I completed both my Master’s Degree and Ph.D.

I quickly became involved in research. Here is the research published in peer-reviewed journals:

Paulson, B. L., Everall, R. D., &, Stuart, J. (2001). Client perceptions of hindering experiences in counselling. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 1, 53-61.

Paulson, B., Truscott, D., & Stuart, J. (1999). Clients’ perception of helpful experiences in counselling. Journal of Counselling Psychology, 46(3), 317-324.

The latter has been cited in other academic papers. There’s a full list of my Publications & Presentations here.

I was invited to hold an academic appointment with the University of Saskatchewan, which I declined in order to return to Vancouver and build my career.

My research taught me a lot about working with clients. It focused on the psychotherapeutic process, the role of emotions in therapy, and mind-body interactions. I didn’t know how applicable it would be in my future practice.

In the early part of my career I worked as a Psychologist for the Ministry of Children and Families. In addition to treating youth with a variety of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and psychotic disorders, I worked as a liaison to Surrey Memorial Hospital and Peace Arch Hospital.

When it was time for a change I accepted an appointment with Simon Fraser University in Health and Counselling Services. In addition to my role as a treating Psychologist I supervised counselling practicum students and doctoral psychology interns.

Today my time is divided between my private practice and my role as the Director of Training for the Counselling Department at Adler University in downtown Vancouver.

I am also a member of two study groups that keep me challenged and excited about what’s new in my field.

As part of my commitment to professional growth I am a member of the following:

American Psychological Association

Canadian Psychological Association

British Columbia Psychological Association #1525

EMDR Canada

EMDR International Association

And I’m a former member of the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BC Division)

I am licensed as a Registered Psychologist in Vancouver with the BC College of Psychologists #1578

If you have further questions after reviewing this site, please feel free to contact me. I’d be happy to chat with you briefly by phone: 604 724 4255.

 

MY PROFESSIONAL RESUME

Janice Stuart  Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

511A-470 Granville St.

Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1V5

(604) 724-4255 jstuarta22@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

College of Psychologists of British Columbia Registration # 1578

British Columbia Psychological Association Membership # 1525

EMDR Canada

EMDR International Association

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (2002) Counselling Psychology, University of Alberta

M.Ed. (1998) Counselling Psychology, University of Alberta

B.A. (1994) Psychology, Simon Fraser University

WORK EXPERIENCE

Director of Training 2015 to present

Adler University

Responsible for identifying and developing practicum site relationships for the Counselling Psychology programs. Support the placement of students in practicum opportunities through locating, developing maintaining and evaluating clinical experiences necessary to meet the standards and requirements of the Counselling Psychology programs. Participate in the development and implementation of the Student Learning Outcome Assessment Plan for the Counselling Psychology programs. Provide advisement and mentoring to students enrolled in the program and monitor their progress through the program. Participate in new student orientation.

Psychologist

Private Practice 2002 – present

Provide treatment services to adults and adolescents who struggle with a variety of issues including anxiety, trauma, depression, grief and loss, sexual abuse, relationship issues, family of origin issues, stress management, and self-esteem. Treatment modalities include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Psychologist 2007 – 2014

Simon Fraser University

Provided treatment services to the university student population and support to faculty and staff. Student presenting issues included: depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, bi-polar disorder, relationship issues, grief and loss, sexual orientation, cross-cultural issues, and self-esteem issues. Additional responsibilities included outreach to a variety of campus groups, presentation of workshops, facilitation of a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) based group and supervision of Master’s level counsellors and Doctoral interns. Liaised closely with and provided consultation to medical staff. Worked closely with the Associate Director of Counselling and assumed necessary responsibilities in her absence. Provided support and consultation to the Director of Counselling particularly in the absence of the Associate Director.

Psychologist

Ministry of Children and Family Development Sept 2001 – 2007

Provided assessment and treatment services for youth who suffered from a variety of mental health disorders including mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders. In addition to direct client service, duties included liaising with school counsellors, hospital staff and professionals who provided service through community partnership programs. Additional responsibilities included acting as hospital liaison to coordinate services between hospital and community services. As well, fulfilling role as early psychosis intervention (EPI) clinician working with youth who have experienced a first psychotic break and coordinating services with the EPI Program. Psychological consultation was provided to team members, other ministry teams and community agencies. Additional responsibilities included involvement in team program planning and development and integrated case management.

Sessional Instructor, U of Alberta July 2002 – Aug. 2002

Taught Basic Skills and Attitudes in Counselling to Master’s level cohort group. Course focus included development of skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary in the practice of counselling. Topics covered included the therapeutic relationship, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Suicide, Crisis Intervention, and Experiential Therapies. Classes involved experiential exercises, practice sessions, demonstrations and discussions. Students were evaluated on participation, supervision evaluations, class presentation, term paper and final exam.

Ph.D. Internship

Student Counselling Services, U of British Columbia Aug. 2000 – Aug. 2001

Individual, couples and group therapy with a university student population. Presenting issues included: depression, anxiety, trauma, adult relationship issues, cross-cultural issues, self-esteem, and career issues. Additional responsibilities included outreach to a variety of campus groups including faculty and residence assistants, group therapy, presentation of workshops, and supervision of Master’s level counsellors

Sessional Instructor, U of Alberta July 2000 – Aug. 2000

Taught Basic Skills and Attitudes in Counselling to Master’s level cohort group. Course focus included development of skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary in the practice of counselling. Topics covered included the therapeutic relationship, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Suicide, Crisis Intervention, and Experiential Therapies. Classes involved experiential exercises, practice sessions, demonstrations and discussions. Students were evaluated on participation, supervision evaluations, a written case study, video case presentation and term paper.

Education Clinic, U of Alberta Sept. 1999-April 2000

Teaching assistant involved with both Master’s and Doctoral level graduate students in Counselling Psychology. Responsibilities included coordinating practicum placements, review of students’ case notes and client files, co-teaching basic counselling skills and basic hypnosis skills.

Student Counselling Services, Augustana University Aug. 1999-April 2000

Contract position to provide individual and group therapy with a university student population. Additional responsibilities included outreach to students, staff and faculty on issues from dealing with difficulty students, training and supporting residence assistants, and developing workshops to address student needs such as transition to university, stress management and relationship issues.

Research Assistant, University of Alberta Sept. 1997-Aug. 1999

Responsible for library research, literature searches and collection of relevant materials with respect to the counselling process. Developed EndNotes database with APA citations for relevant materials. Involved in editing professional papers and manuscripts.

Catholic Social Services of Edmonton March 1997-Aug. 2000

Facilitated and co-facilitated psychoeducational group on “Handling Anger”. Group objectives included raising participant awareness of personal anger cues and implementing alternate behavioural and verbal responses, increasing communication skills and conflict resolution.

Pastoral Institute of Edmonton April 1997-July 1997

Individual and family therapy. Presenting problems included depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, childhood sexual abuse, marital and relationship problems, and grief issues.

Royal Alexandra Hospital Oct. 1996-Oct. 1997

On-call Child Development Worker on pediatric psychiatry assessment unit. Responsible for observing interaction of patients with co-patients, redirecting behaviour, providing structure and charting for assigned patients. Information used for overall assessment of patient and determining DSM-IV diagnosis.

PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE

Ph.D. Advanced Assessment Practicum

Misericordia Community Hospital January-April 2000

Individual personality assessment of children, youth and adults. Administered, interpreted and prepared written psychological reports. Consultation with family physicians, child psychiatrist, and various professionals.

Ph.D. Advanced Counselling Practicum

Student Counselling Services, U of Alberta Sept. 1998-April 1999

Individual and marital therapy with university student population. Presenting issues included: traumatic grief, adult relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger management, career counselling, self-esteem.

Ph.D. Advanced Counselling Practicum

Education Clinic, U. of Alberta Jan. 1999-April 1999

Application of clinical hypnosis to adult emotional, behavioral, and health problems including trauma, traumatic grief, anxiety, pain management, and cancer.

Ph.D. Advanced Counselling Practicum

Education Clinic, U. of Alberta Sept. 1998-April 1999

Individual adult and marital therapy. Presenting issues included: trauma, childhood sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, traumatic grief, & career counselling.

MEd. Psychoeducational Assessment Practicum

Education Clinic, U. of Alberta Sept. 1997-April 1998

Individual psychoeducational assessment of children, youth and adults. Administered, interpreted and prepared written psychoeducational reports. Consultation with teachers, parents and various professionals.

Group Counselling Practicum

Catholic Social Services of Edmonton Feb. 1997-March 1997

Facilitated and co-facilitated psychoeducational group on “Handling Anger”. Group objectives included raising participant awareness of personal anger cues and implementing alternate behavioural and verbal responses, increasing communication skills and conflict resolution.

MEd. Individual & Family Counselling Practicum

Pastoral Institute of Edmonton Oct. 1996-April 1997

Individual and family therapy. Presenting problems included depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, childhood sexual abuse, marital and relationship problems, and grief issues. Family therapy provided for single mothers with pre-school and school-aged children experiencing emotional and behavioral problems.

MEd. Counselling Practicum

Education Clinic, U. of Alberta Sept. 1996-June 1997

Individual adult and marital therapy. Presenting problems included depression, anxiety, stress management, childhood sexual abuse, marital and relationship problems, grief issues and career counselling.

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Stuart, J. (2014, March) Registering as a Psychologist in B.C. Presentation to Psychology Club, Capilano University, North Vancouver, B.C.

Stuart, J. ( 2010, November) Skills for successful self-management: A group to help manage your waitlist. Presentation to North Shore Family Services, North Vancouver, B.C.

Stuart, J. (2007, May). The body in psychotherapy. Presentation to the B.C. Chapter of the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Vancouver, B.C.

Stuart, J. (2005, April). How to deal with strange behavior. Presentation to Ministry of Children and Family Development Newton Youth Team, Surrey, B.C.

Stuart, J & Wong, W. (2004, December). Personality types: Strengths and challenges. Presentation to Surrey Community Living Service Team, Surrey, B.C.

Stuart, J & Wong, W. (2004, November). Boundaries and self-care. Presentation to Surrey Mental Health Teams, Surrey, B.C.

Stuart, J (2004, June). Treating youth who self-harm: Components of treatment to consider in outpatient treatment. Presentation to Fraser Region Mental Health Clinicians at MCFD Child and Youth Mental Health Forum, Delta, B.C.

Paulson, B. L., Everall, R. D., &, Stuart, J. (2001). Client perceptions of hindering experiences in counselling. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 1, 53-61.

Stuart, J. (2000, June). Client perceptions of experiencing emotion in counselling. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Chicago, Ill.

Paulson, B., Everall, R., Truscott, D., & Stuart, J. (2000, June). Clients’ perception of hindering events in psychotherapy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Chicago, Ill.

Stuart, J. (2000, February) The role of emotion in therapy. Presentation at the Alberta Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Edmonton, AB

Paulson, B., Everall, R., Truscott, D., & Stuart, J. (2000, February). Hindering experiences in counselling. Poster session presented at Research Revelations, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Paulson, B., Truscott, D., & Stuart, J. (1999). Clients’ perception of helpful experiences in counselling. Journal of Counselling Psychology, 46(3), 317-324.

Meier, M., Wall-MacDonald, J., & Stuart, J. (1999, May). Listening to our clients. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Guidance Counsellors Association. Calgary, AB.

Stuart, J. (1999, April). Experiential Psychotherapy and Trauma. Presentation at Student Counselling Services, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Paulson, B., Truscott, D., & Stuart, J. (1999, February) Helpful experiences in counselling. Poster session presented at Research Revelations, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Shannon-Brady, D., & Stuart, J. (1998, June). Therapeutic guided imagery in counselling and health psychology. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Edmonton, AB.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

EMDR with the Military, Paramilitary and First Responders April 14, 2018
Guy Boucher and Dr. Philippe Gauvreau

Attachment Focused EMDR April 13, 2018
Dr. Laurel Parnell

Case conceptualization, treatment planning and target sequencing using March 17-18, 2018
EMDR with survivors of complex, early relational neglect and abuse
Dr. Andrew Leeds

EMDR: Processing Healing, Creating April 22-23, 2017
EMDR Canada

Multicultural and Ethics Workshop May 19, 2017
BC Psychological Association

PTSD – Causes, Consequences, Responses July 31 to August 2, 2016
Memorial University

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy April 3, 2016
Dr. Mark Lau

Lessons from the Past and Preparing for the New Reality
College of Psychologists of B.C. June 24, 2015

EMDR Annual Conference
Belief Focused EMDR
Roy Kiessling LISW, ACSW April 25, 2015

Integrating Sleep Management into Clinical Practice:
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Children, Adolescents & Adults
Dr. Catherine Schuman November 28, 2014

Boundaries, Borders, and Multiplicities in Psychotherapy
Ethics and Professionalism for Psychologists September 19, 2014

Understanding the DSM-5
Problems and Prospects in the Diagnostic Revisions
Greg J. Neimeyer August 2, 2013

American Psychological Association
121st Annual Convention July 31 to August 4, 2103

Feeling State Addiction Protocol June 1 – 2, 2013

Creating an Ethical Decision Making Framework June 3, 2011

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Solving the Puzzle of
Self-Injury May 13, 2011

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Practical Strategies to
Balance Acceptance & Change with Multi-Problem Clients December 6, 2010

Hypnosis for Mind-Body Healing and Pain
Management: Psychoneuroimmunology, Neurobiology and
The Power of the Healer’s Beliefs November 27. 2010

The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
Integrating Attachment, Differentiation and
Neuroscience February 2010-to February 2011

Hypnotic Treatment for Anxiety Disorders October 24 & 25, 2009

EMDR and Dissociative States:
Enhancing Therapeutic Outcome October 17 & 18, 2009

Further Explorations into the
Ethical Lives of Psychologists January 30, 2009

EMDR for Sensorimotor Therapy January 10 &11, 2009

Personality Disorders in Social Work and Health Care October 9, 2008
Dr. Gregory Lester
Cross Country Education

Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Annual Training Seminar February 9 & 10, 2008

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy November 23, 2007

Psychotherapy from the Inside Out
The Brain of the Mindful Therapist
Dr. Dan Siegel November 8, 2007

EMDR – Reprocessing Early Trauma and Neglect March and May 2007

EMDR – Level 2 Sept 15-17, 2006

EMDR –Level 1 March 3-5, 2006
Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (B.C. Division)
Introductory Training Seminar February 4 & 5, 2006

Affect Regulation: Factors Affecting Development and
Therapeutic Implications February 2, 2006

Concurrent Disorders Education
Best Practices and Principles January 16 2006

Concurrent Disorders Education: Child/Youth Focus November 23, 2005

5th Annual Fraser Health Early Psychosis Conference February 2005

Cutting Edge Issues in Psychosis: Genes, Stigma & Drugs
Advanced DSM IV Training November 5, 2004

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents Oct 27 – 28, 2004 Recognition, Therapeutic Assessment and Evidence-Based Treatment

4th International Conference on Early Psychosis Conference Sept 28 – Oct 1, 2004
Vancouver, BC

Self-Regulation Therapy with Children and Adolescents May 1 – 2, 2004

Treatment of PTSD and Complex PTSD June 11-14, 2003 Research and Practical Applications

Integrated Case Management Jan. 2003-April 2003
and Collaborative Action Planning

Psychological Anatomy Nov 2002 – February 2003

Schizophrenia Update June 2002
Riverview Hospital

International Conference on Girls and Violence May 2002

Self-Regulation Therapy – Advanced Level Feb. 2002 – Sept. 2002

Play Therapy Assessment Tools November 2001

Self-Regulation Therapy – Foundation Level March 2001-Sept. 2001

Trauma and The Triune Brain February 2001
Seminar Series

Brief and Solution Focused Psychotherapy January 2001

PTSD – Working with Trauma November 2000
Sally Winston, Psy.D.

Changeways Program – UBC Hospital – psychological self-care concepts for May 2001
depression and assertiveness

Alberta Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, Dr. L. Greenberg March 2000

Alberta Society of Clinical Hypnosis October 1999
Advanced Workshop – Integration of Hypnosis and Thought Field Therapy

Working with Emotions, Dr. L. Greenberg Sept. 1998

Alberta Society of Clinical Hypnosis Annual Conference May 1997
Introduction to Hypnosis

Participated in the Canadian standardization of the WAIS-III Feb. 1997

Symptom Path to Enlightenment, Dr. E. Rossi Feb. 1997

Depression Throughout the Life Span, Dr. J. Garland Jan. 1996

ADHD from Childhood to Adulthood, Dr. M. Weiss, MD Oct. 1995

Minimizing the Risk of Violence in the Workplace, Dr. R. Jin, MD Sept. 1995

Frontiers in Hypnosis, Banff, AB. May 1995

Psychopathy II, Dr. R. Hare Jan. 1995

Strategic Therapy Center April 1991
Certificate in Marital & Family Therapy

Brief Family Therapy, Joel Bergman May 1990

Abuse in the Family, Jay Haley and Cloe Madanes March 1989