THE DPS TEAM
Dawn Lorraine McBride, Ph.D.
Owner, Registered Psychologist (clinical & counselling), Supervisor, Consultant,
Associate Professor (counsellor education) & Counselling Ethics Expert
Dr. McBride has been in the helping profession for nearly 30 years and teaching in the counsellor education field for over 15 years. She has a long and extensive history of working in the family violence field–helping men, women, and youth have loving, safe relationships. Her clinical areas of expertise range from the assessment and treatment of anxiety and OCD, self-harm, work stress, complex psychological issues, and trauma and dissociation (e.g., family violence, motor vehicle accidents, work-related trauma). She also enjoys helping those seeking personal growth. She practices from a variety of theories which are described under the counselling tab.
In her role as as a tenured associate professor, she has an active research agenda that includes the study of ethics (value-based, best practices with record keeping, consent practices), the advanced use of many therapeutic approaches (e.g., emotional regulation, play therapies, group therapy, somatic interventions, expressive therapies, transactional analysis), multiculturalism, and supervision/training. She has won numerous teaching awards, has co-edited a book on teaching practices across cultures in higher education, and has presented at many international conferences.
For additional information, please refer to her university webpage: http://directory.uleth.ca/users/dawn.mcbride
Of interest, she recently won an award from the Calgary Women's Shelter for providing exceptional clinical and ethical consultation to their staff.
Co-owner & Manager of Workshop Services
Mr. Jarvis Larson organizes, hosts, and manages the issues related to offering DPS workshops and Dr. Dawn's presentations. Please contact him if you have questions or comments.
He is known, aside from selling amazing gluten-free cakes, for providing delicious afternoon treats during the very intense ethics workshops :).
BONUS: He is a registered massage therapist in Alberta. As a result, when we are delivering workshops in Alberta, he will often bring his massage chair! He charges $1 a minute. Bookings done on the day of the workshop.
Public Relations & Media Consultant
Monica has offered valuable assistance in helping this webpage come alive. She is instrumental in helping DPS become more of a presence on the web.
She is currently a student at University of Lethbridge pursuing a degree in Sociology.
In her spare time (ha!) she is also Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, the Meliorist, and works as a Knowledge Mobilization Project Assistant for the university's Office of Research and Innovation Services.
List manager and Counselling Craft Expert
Jolyn has been with DPS for a few years now. She manages our email notification list for DPS workshops. As well, she creates many of Dr. Dawn's therapy props that are showcased at the emotional regulation and ethics workshops.
Jolyn is available to make customized therapy props for you and your staff. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss a menu of the resources she can make for you and/or you would like to make a special request for a particular therapy prop.