About Dr. Denise Hall, (Psy.D.) CCC. RRP.

My experience includes over 30 years of counseling and therapy, career development and coaching, training and seminar presentations, family life education, and vocational rehabilitation consulting work. Certifications include Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) and Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP).

I have a doctorate degree (Psy.D) in clinical psychology from California Southern University and a MA in counseling psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Vancouver and Chicago campuses. My graduate projects respectively, were on Organizational Health in the counselling and therapy field and Compassion Fatigue in the counselling and vocational rehabilitation professions.

My counseling and therapy experience was gained working with injured workers, private practice clients, HIV/AIDS and LGBT clients, and in a substance abuse treatment program for adolescents and their families. Training activities and presentations were usually performed for professionals in the psychology field and at provincial, national, and regional conferences. Another area of experience focuses on vocational rehabilitation, vocational assessments, disability management, work health issues, professional burnout, and career development.

The internship for the doctorate program was completed in the interdisciplinary pain management program at Lifemark (Centric Health). The practicum for the MA was completed in a substance abuse treatment program for women. Along with extensive professional development, another area of training is the completion of an Intergenerational Family Therapy certificate. I have a BA in Communications from SFU.

I have an extensive professional development background in Clinical Hypnosis, Trauma treatment, Addictions treatment, Energy Psychology, EMDR including recent training in Chronic Pain and Trauma), Cognitive/Behavioral techniques, Narrative, and Solution-focused and Adlerian approaches. In the area of Energy Psychology and bio-field training I completed Reiki Master and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) training.

My involvement in creative writing courses and recent academic writing has been the inspiration for the development of articles for Blogs on the Dragonfly Psychology Services and Raven Work Health Consulting  websites.  I have also published articles in the Rehab Review Magazine (Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada) and the publications of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.