Victoria

113-1325 Bear Mountain Pky.
Victoria, BC V9B 6T8
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victoria@cfpsych.ca

 

Dr. T. Leanne Campbell

 

REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST #1320

Dr. Campbell received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa in 1996. Her doctoral dissertation, which was aimed at understanding gender differences in the association between stress, anxiety, and depression among adolescents, was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and was nominated for the Governor General’s Award.

Dr. Campbell has worked in private practice in the Nanaimo area since 1996. She utilizes evidence-based cognitive-behavioural, educational, emotionally-focused, and experiential therapeutic interventions to assist clients in overcoming difficulties in areas such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and marital/family distress. In the area of anxiety, she is particularly interested in assessing and treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and has received extensive training in this area. She also trains and supervises other mental health professionals in clinical psychology generally and in EFT (i.e., Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and families) in particular. She is a certified EFT trainer and supervisor. In terms of forensic work, she has experience in providing assessments and treatment of injured workers and in cases of personal injury. She also has extensive experience and interest in working with law enforcement agencies, as well as Canadian Forces members and veterans.

Dr. Campbell has ten years experience teaching university courses in the areas of adult and developmental clinical psychology and psychological distress. She has served as a reviewer for various scholarly journals in the area of psychology and publishing companies have sought her consultation and review of primary research articles and textbooks in the area of abnormal/clinical psychology. During the course of her studies and tenure as a Professor of Psychology she has been involved in numerous studies aimed at understanding depression, stress, and anxiety across the life span. She has numerous scholarly publications in these areas and has presented her work at professional conferences and in the community.


Dr. David R. Fairweather

 

REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST #1312

Dr. David R. Fairweather received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Ottawa in 1996. Over the course of his graduate studies, he published a number of papers in the area of psychotherapy process research. His doctoral thesis, which focused on how exemplary, distinguished therapists facilitate positive client changes in psychotherapy sessions, was nominated for the Governor General’s Award, as well as a National Distinguished Dissertation Award.

From 1996 until 2006, he worked as a psychologist and supervising psychologist within the federal correctional system. He also has taught child development at the university level, and has co-authored and presented additional publications in the areas of psychotherapy research, social skills, and violence/risk assessment.

Dr. David R. Fairweather has been in private practice in Nanaimo since 1998. He has extensive experience and a particular interest in working with depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), injured workers, law enforcement agencies, Canadian Forces members and veterans, and vocational/career issues. Dr. Fairweather specializes in the area of forensic assessment including personal injury, trauma, as well as violence/risk assessment. He also specializes in providing EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) to couples and families, and more recently has also served extensively as a certified EFT trainer and supervisor to other mental health professionals. His evidence-based therapeutic approach emphasizes cognitive-behavioural, emotionally-focused, and experiential elements, with a goal to help clients to better understand the situations and times in their lives where they feel stuck, discontented, and unfulfilled, and to help them discover new choices, potentials, and ways-of-being to enhance their level of enjoyment and life satisfaction. He has been qualified as an expert witness in a variety of areas including clinical psychology, forensic psychology, psychological assessment, and risk assessment.


Dr. Sue Johnson


Registered Psychologist #2443

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Dr. Sue Johnson is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, popular presenter and speaker and a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy and adult attachment. Sue is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 30 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.

Sue Johnson is founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as Professor Emeritus, Clinical Psychology, at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Dr. Johnson has received a variety of awards acknowledging her development of EFT and her significant contribution to the field of couple and family therapy and adult attachment. Sue was appointed in 2017 as a Member of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor recognizing outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to Canada. In 2016, she was named Psychologist of the Year by APA, and has been honored by AAMFT for her Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy.

As author of the best-selling book: Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, Sue Johnson created for the general public, a self-help version of her ground-breaking research about relationships – how to enhance them, how to repair them and how to keep them. This best seller has been adapted and developed into a relationship education and enhancement program. This Hold Me Tight® program has been translated into numerous languages and also adapted for specific groups such as for couples facing heart disease, for families with teens, and for Christian couples, and is also offered in an online format.

Her book, Love Sense, The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships outlines the new logical understanding of why and how we love – based on new scientific evidence and cutting-edge research. Explaining that romantic love is based on an attachment bond, Dr. Johnson shows how to develop our “love sense” – our ability to develop long-lasting relationships.

Sue’s newest book, Attachment Theory in Practice: EFT with Individuals, Couples and Families, shows the promise of attachment science in terms of making sense of and repairing our most precious relationships and thriving as strong resilient individuals. Attachment science offers us the most potent model for therapeutic change, especially when dealing with anxiety and depression, and that, of all models of intervention, EFT most closely captures the essence of the attachment perspective. It targets the defining feature of survival-oriented human connection, namely strong emotion, and systematically shapes core bonding interactions with others.

Dr. Johnson’s best known professional books include, The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (2004) and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors (2002).

Sue trains counselors in EFT worldwide and consults to the 65 international institutes and affiliated centers who practice EFT.


Dr. Kevin Miller


REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST #1780

Dr. Kevin Miller obtained his doctorate in Counselling Psychology from the University of Surrey, UK. His doctoral research focused on investigating the role of psychological mindedness in addiction treatment, and outcome monitoring for addiction intervention. After working for several years as a Chartered Psychologist in the UK National Health Service he moved to Canada. Here he has worked as a Registered Psychologist in both Adult Mental Health and Youth Addiction settings.

As well as being a registered psychologist in B.C., Dr. Miller is also a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (UK), a member of the BC Psychological Association, and a qualified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) with the SE Trauma Institute Colorado.

He has experience working with youth, adults, couples and groups dealing with a wide range of emotional, behavioural, cognitive and social issues. He holds a special interest in working therapeutically with trauma and its effects; including emotional dysregulation, and also focuses on clinical issues such as addiction, relationship conflict, family dysfunction and chronic pain.

He has a passion for drawing from various therapeutic approaches to best meet the needs of the client, including cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, humanistic, somatic, mindfulness as well as EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy). He places a particular emphasis on mind-body attunement theoretical principles as a means to work therapeutically with trauma, and to facilitate neurological and functioning healing. As the founder of this approach (Mind-Body Attunement Therapy ©), Dr. Miller has also taught this method to numerous professionals and university students.