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Clinical Training & Education

I have a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University and I'm a registered clinical counsellor [RCC 18993]. My MA Thesis research focused on how ex-prisoners make meaning of their lives after reconciling with those they’ve harmed and rejoining their communities. My recent work in the community has centred on responding to and helping people overcome the impacts of relationship/childhood abuse and violence. 


Academic Research


My Master's Thesis Research, Counselling Psychology program at Simon Fraser University

The inception of this project arose out of an interest in understanding the lived

experiences of former perpetrators, specifically those who have engaged in intergroup,

mass-scale harm. I decided to travel to Rwanda and interview a group of perpetrators from the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda who have engaged in a psychosocial action-based reconciliation process and seek to understand their lived experiences in the context of reconciliation.

The objective of my research is to understand the psychological frameworks within which offenders may experience a positive change in their self-concept, an enduring attitudinal deviation from previously prejudiced or biased perspectives towards the victim and his/her group but also any behavioural changes towards desistance from repeating the same or similar transgressions.

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