LIGHTHOUSE JOURNEY

COUNSELLING SERVICES

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Education:

  • M.A.C.P., Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

  • B.A., Psychology

  • B.A., Sociology (Criminology)

  • V.S.N.T., Narrative Therapy Practice

  • V.S.N.T., Advanced Narrative Therapy Practice

Professional Associations:

  • Canadian Certified Clinical Counsellor, CCPA

  • Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta Professional Member (CCTA Pending)

  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists (AASECT) Professional Member

  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Professional Member

  • Centre for Positive Sexuality Professional Member

  • Canadian Association for Spiritual Care

Professional Training & Development:

 

UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

Guelph, Ontario

INTENSIVE SEX THERAPY TRAINING PROGRAM

  • Specialised training in sex counselling and therapy

  • Theory, research, assessment, and clinical interventions in sex counselling and therapy

  • Explores the relationship between issues in sexual development and sexual functioning

  • Addresses “self-as-therapist” and the intersection of social location (class, gender, culture, sexual orientation, etc.)

  • Designed to meet professional AASECT accreditation core competencies

YORKVILLE UNIVERSITY

Fredericton, New Brunswick

MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY

  • Biopsychosocial Approaches in Counselling

  • Theories of Personality

  • Psychological Assessment

  • Counselling Methodologies – Psychodynamic and Humanistic Modalities

  • Counselling Methodologies – Behavioural and Cognitive Modalities

  • Cultural Differences in Counselling

  • Psychopathology

  • Addiction Counselling

  • Human Sexuality

  • Marriage and Family Systems

  • Ethical Standards for Mental Health Service Providers

  • Research Methodology

  • Group Counselling

  • Counselling Skills and Competencies

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions

 

VANCOUVER SCHOOL FOR NARRATIVE THERAPY

Vancouver, British Columbia

NARRATIVE THERAPY PRACTICE (Intensive)

  • Foundations of Narrative Therapy Practice

  • Grief, Dying and Loss

  • Relational Externalizing, Re-authoring Values, Narrative Questioning,

  • The Absent but Implicit

  • Double Listening

  • Queer Informed Narrative Therapy

  • Trauma, Violence, Masculinities, Moving Beyond Gender Binaries

  • Gender Violence

  • Non-Essentialist Approaches in Therapy

  • Power/knowledge, Subjectification and Problematisation

 

VANCOUVER SCHOOL FOR NARRATIVE THERAPY

Vancouver, British Columbia

ADVANCED NARRATIVE THERAPY PRACTICE

  • Understanding complex Relational Ecologies involved in the Receiving Context

  • Counter-story Interviewing

  • Relational Externalizing, Re-authoring Values, Narrative Questioning

  • The creative art of Therapeutic Questioning

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Calgary, Alberta

CERTIFICATE IN PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

Calgary, Alberta

BACHELOR OF ARTS, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY – Concentration in Criminology

Conferences / Training / Talents:

 

  • Understanding and Treating Narcissistic Personality Disorder (2020)

  • Drug Addiction & Detox (2016) 

  • Gender Identity - Beyond the Binary (2016)

  • Addictions and Attachment Seminar (2016)

  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (DVA) – (1992)

  • Suicide Intervention Training Protocols (DVA) – (1992)

  • Emergency First Response Instructor / Trainer – Advanced CPR / AED

  • Computer skills: Office Suite, Adobe Suite, Horton CMS, Various

  • Intermediate training in American Sign Language

  • Some knowledge of French

  • Volunteered hosting several international students, assisting in learning/adapting to Canadian life and culture

  • Minister of Music / Youth Leader Calgary Foursquare Gospel Church

 

Workshops & Presentations:

  • Managing Stress and Anxiety

  • Leave Bad Habits Behind: Towards a Better You

  • Breaking Free and Moving On - When Relationships End

  • Healthy Relationships and Communication Skills

  • A Clinical Perspective on Addictions

Research Interests:

  • Self-Regulation and Addiction

  • Contextual Definitions in Self-Definition and Expression

  • Tacit Communication / Social Control Mechanisms

Al Roemer
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