About Cindy Fisher

 

Formal Education 

1984 - 1986  Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology

                     Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario

1980 - 1984  Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree (Psychology)
                     Queens University, Kingston, Ontario

 

Professional Membership

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
Registered Clinical Counsellor

 

Specialized Training

2017

~ CRPS Workshop for Mental Health Clinicians - Kate Palmer, RCC & Joan Campbell, MA, RCC

Mindful Self-Compassion - Victoria Pawlowski, MA, RCC

~ Ethics - Unlocking Ethical Dilemmas - John Gawthrop, MA, RCC

2016

~ Suicide Risk Assessment in EFAP - Allan Ptack, Homewood Health

~ Substance Use Screening within EFAP - Allan Ptack, Homewood Health

Workplace Stress and Bullying - Dr. Vinod Victor

~ Recognizing Resilience - Dr. Stephanie McCune

~ Health Care Professional Conference - WorkSafeBC

2015

~ Canadian Energy Psychology Conference - CAIET - 3 days

Health Care Professional Conference - WorkSafeBC

~ AEDP - Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy - Dale Trimble, MA, RCC 

2014

~ The Science Behind PTSD - BBRF

~ Return to Work / Stay at Work Series - CIRPD

2013

~ Pain BC Conference

~ Health Care Professional Conference - WorkSafeBC

~ Brain Series - NICABM

2012

~ Chronic Pain Education Day - PainBC & Vancouver Coastal Health

~ Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Shame - Vancouver CBT Centre

~ Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) - University Ctr for Research on Pain & Disability

~ Health Care Professional Conference - WorkSafeBC

~ Anusara Yoga Training - Heat to Heal Studio

2011

~ Chronic Pain Education Day - PainBC & Vancouver Coastal Health

~ Interdisciplinary Pain Education Day - PainBC & Vancouver Coastal Health

~ Health Care Professional Conference - WorkSafeBC

~ The Power of Mindfulness - Dr. Ronald D. Siegel

2010

~  Health Care Professional Conference - WorkSafeBC

~  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Dr. Robyn Walser

~  Changeways: The Core Program - Dr. Randy Paterson

~  Symposium of Sleep Disorders - VRA Canada

~  Leadership Principles - David Wood

~  Success is All in Your Head - Dr. Cheryl Fraser

2009

Pain Science and Recovery - Neil Pearson, MSc, BScPT

Connecting: Conversations from the Heart Zone - Suzan Hart

~  Healthy for Life Nutrition Seminar: Reset Your Health - Carolyn Hancox-Barr

~  Improving Health through Nutrition - Jim & Kathy Coover

2008

~  Bring Mindfulness to Life - Larry Brickhead, MA (www.habitshift.com)

~  Acceptance and Mindfulness in Clinical Practice - Dr. Stephen Hayes

~  New Perspectives in Addiction - Edgewood

~  Mental Health Conference - WorkSafe BC

~  Treating Chronic Pain - Ronald Siegel, Psy.D (www.backsense.org)

2007

~  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Dr. Luoma & Dr. LeJeune

~  Where Does It Hurt? Pain Relief In Older Persons - Dr. Alan Berkman

~  The Ethical Dilemmas No One Talks About - M. Barrett, MSW

~  Adam Dreamhealer - Adam

~  Four Minute Fitness - Dr. Keith Jeffery (www.4minutefitness.com)

~  Chronic Pain and Opioids - Physician Video Conference

~  From Trauma to Transformation - Dr. Stephen Gilligan

2006

~  Bridging Art and Science in Psychotherapy - John Gottman; Francine Shapiro; John Kabat-Zin; Belleruth Naparstek; Paul Pearsall; Salvador Minuchin

~  Mental Health Conference - Worksafe BC

~  Topics in Addiction - Edgewood Treatment Centre

~  Train the Trainer - 4 days through Peak Potentials (www.peakpotentials.com)

~  The Rhythms and Power of Listening - Don Campbell (Author of "The Mozart Effect")

2005

~  The Sedona Method - Hale Dwoskin

~  Advances in Trauma Treatment - Dr. Christine Courtois

~  Bad Couples Therapy: How to Avoid Doing It - Dr. William Doherty

~  Healing From the Body Level Up - Dr. Judith Swack (www.hblu.org)

2004

~  Great Sex for Life - Krisanna Jeffery (www.greatsexforlifetoolkit.com)

~  The Success Principles - Jack Canfield (www.thesuccessprinciples.com)

~  Take Control of Your Health - Brenda Eastwood, RNCP (www.brendaeastwood.com)

~  Pain Conference - 2nd Annual Joint Conference with the American Pain Society and Canadian Pain Society

2003

~  Seemorg Matrix Work - Asha Clinton (www.seemorgmatrix.org)

~  Stop Walking on Eggshells: Productive Therapy with Teens - Dr. Janet Edgette

~  Emotional Freedom Process - Phillip Warren

~  Professional Ethics and Standards - B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors

2002

~  Grief and Loss - Gail Boulanger, RCC (Author of "Life Goes On")

~  Acupressure in the Treatment of Pain

~  Be Set Free Fast - (www.besetfreefast.com)

2001

~  Emotional Freedom Technique - (www.emofree.com)

~  Solution-Oriented Therapy - Dr. Bill O'Hanlon

~  Instructor's Toolbox: Choosing and Using Appropriate Activities - Janice Johnson, MA

2000

~  Violence, Language and Responsibility - Dr. Allan Wade

~  Therapy with Impossible Cases - Dr. Scott Miller

~  Tapas Acupressure Technique - (www.tatlife.com)

~  Work-Ready Workshop - Soft Tissue Injuries - CARP (www.carpnational.org)

~  Attachment Disorders - Mary Dunstan, RCC

~  Trauma Debriefing and Defusing - The Justice Institute (www.jibc.bc.ca)

1999

~  Pain Management Training - Lianne Walker, MA

~  Solution-Focussed Therapy - Insoo Kim Berg

1998

~  The Morals and Ethics of Counselling - Jean L. Pettifor

~  Teaching Adults Effectively - Malaspina University-College

1996

~  Innovations in Cognitive Therapy - Dr. Christine Padesky (www.padesky.com)

1995

~  Integrating Solution-Based and Narrative Therapies - Dr. Bill O'Hanlon

1992

~  Presentation Skills for Professionals - William H. Tranter

1991

~  Teaching Adult Learners - Barbara Angeconeb, M.Ed.

 

Work Experience

•  1997 - Present
    Operate Fisher Counselling Services with offices in Qualicum Beach & Nanaimo, BC.
    Author of 4 CDs for relaxation, pain management and sleep enhancement.
    Present workshops by request on a variety of topics.
    Consulting Counsellor at CBI Health Centre in Nanaimo.

•  1986 - 1997
    Worked at three Mental Health Clinics in Ontario offering individual counselling,
    groups, workshops and case management.
    Part of a CISD team counselling survivors of a plane crash and providing
    debriefings throughout Northern Ontario.
    Taught at Community Colleges.