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Here are the credentials of Dr. Carole Gaato:

I earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (1996) from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC and since then have maintained a private practice in Coquitlam.

My dissertation research focused on the issue of psychological separation in women with eating disorders.

I’m a Certified Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (2000-2002).

I am also a Self Regulation Therapy® Practitioner.

As of February 2014, I’m certified to interpret and coach to the Spiritual Intelligence Assessment (SQ21).

My continuing education includes the following in-person and online workshops:

Shame & Self Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma:  Presented by Janina Fisher, Ph.D., Vancouver, BC, May 19-20, 2016.

Unlocking a Client’s Natural Compassion:  Tim Desmond, L.M.F.T.:  From the Psychotherapy Networker Series, December 30, 2015.

Facing Our Dark Sides:  Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.: From the Psychotherapy Networker Webcast Series, December 29, 2015.

The Five Myths of Self-Compassion:  Kristen Neff, Ph.D.:  From the Psychotherapy Networker Webcast Series, December 28, 2015.

Love:  The Essential Ingredient of Psychotherapy:  Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.:  From the Psychotherapy Networker Webcast Series, December 27, 2015.

Spiritual Intelligence Coaches Conference:  Instructors:  Cindy Wigglesworth, MA; Veronica Tracy-Smith, Ph.D., PCC, BCC; Steve Sphar JD, ACC, BCC; Pittman McGee, DD; Barry D. Smith; and Mary Smith, MA, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, April 16-18, 2015.

The Power of Mindfulness:  Mindfulness Inside and Outside the Therapy Hour.  Presented by Ronald Siegel, Psy.D., Vancouver, BC, December 1-2, 2014.

Progressive Workshop in Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, a personal and corporate change program grounded in the principles of neuroscience. Presented by Dr. Joe Dispenza, Vancouver, BC, July 4-6, 2014.

Certification Class for Coaching to the SQ21 Spiritual Intelligence Self-Assessment. Taught by Cindy Wigglesworth & Barry D. Smith, San Francisco, California, October 12 to October 14, 2013.

Treatment of Trauma Webinar Program presented by The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM). Hosted by Ruth Buczynski, Ph.D., President and Licensed Psychologist with Peter Levine, Ph.D., Ruth Lanius, M.D., Ph.D, Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Stephen Porges, Ph.D., Pat Ogden, Ph.D., David Berceli, Ph.D., Diana Fosha, Ph.D., and Robert Scaer, M.D., Mansfield Center, CT, April 3 to May 13, 2013.

Brain Science 2013 Webinar Program presented by The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM). Hosted by Ruth Buczynski, Ph.D., President and Licensed Psychologist with Daniel Siegel, M.D., Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., Norman Doidge, M.D., Stephen Porges, Ph.D., Pat Ogden, Ph.D., and Louis Cozolino, Ph.D., Mansfield Center, CT, January 16 to March 1, 2013.

MentorCoach Training and Certification Program. February to October 2011.

2011 Integrating Spirituality and Psychotherapy. Hosted by Casey Truffo, The Therapist Leadership Institute and Bill O’Hanlon with Rick Hanson, Jean Kristeller, Everett Worthington, Christopher Germer, Douglas Flemons, Warren Berland, and Ronald Siegel, February 14-18, 2011.

Certified Spiritual Coach C.S.C.Life Purpose Institute, San Diego, California, August 8, 2010.

Practice Building Virtual Conference 2010: Presented by The Therapist Leadership Institute And Casey Truffo with Bill O’Hanlon, Ph.D., Offer Zur, Ph.D., and Juliet Austin, May 17-21, 2010.

Clinical Supervision:  Innovative Practices: Instructed by Monica Franz, R.C.A.T.; B.C.A.T.R.; M.A., Counseling Psychology, October 8-9, 2009.

Personality and Spirituality: Attachment, Attunement and Trauma. Presented by Ian Macnaughton, Ph.D., Vancouver, BC, February 8-9, 2008.

Psychotherapy from the Inside Out: The Brain of the Mindful Therapist. Presented by Daniel Siegel, M.D., New Westminster, BC, November 8-9, 2007.

1st Annual International Somatic Experiencing Conference with Peter Levine Ph.D., Stephen Porges, Ph.D., Maggie Phillips, Ph.D., Robert Scaer, M.D., Diane Poole-Heller, Ph.D., and Vander Kolk, M.D. Berkeley, CA October 24-26, 2007.

Neurobiology of Emotional Development and Affect Regulation (3.5 hours). Seminar with Allan Schore, Ph.D., Seattle, WA, August 25, 2007.

Assessment and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Comorbid Conditions Following MVAs. Presented by the British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA) with William Koch, Ph.D., Vancouver, BC, 2007

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and the Persistent Post-Concussion Syndrome. Presented by the British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA) with Grant Iverson, Ph.D., Vancouver, BC, 2007.

Assessment and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Comorbid Conditions Following MVAs. Presented by the British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA) with William Koch, Ph.D., Vancouver, BC, 2007

Trauma, Healing & Transformation: Medical Trauma, Car Accidents and Falls (3 days). A lecture and workshop given by Robert Scaer, M.D. and Danaan O’Lahey, M.A., Vancouver, BC, 2007.

Post Advanced I: High Impact Trauma (3 days). Training Workshop in Self Regulation Therapy with the Canadian Foundation for Trauma Research & Education, Vancouver, BC, 2007.

Two-Day Clinical Hypnosis Training workshop (14 hours). Presented by The Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BC Division), Vancouver, BC, 2007.

Training Workshops in Self Regulation Therapy with the Canadian Foundation for Trauma Research & Education (8 days).  Developed by Edward Josephs, Ph.D. and Lynne Zettl, Ph.D., Vancouver, BC, 2006.

Neurobiology and Attachment Theory in Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy for the 21st Century (2 days). Presented by Allan N. Schore, Seattle, WA, 2006.

Energy Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Self-Healing (7 hours). Presented by Lee Pulos, Ph.D., ABPP and Heather Fay, M.D., Vancouver, BC, 2005.

Two-Day Clinical Hypnosis Training Workshop (14 hours). Advanced Training Seminar. Presented by the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BC Division), Vancouver, BC, 2005.

Two-Day Clinical Hypnosis Training Workshop (14 hours). Introductory Training Seminar. Presented by the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BC Division), Vancouver, BC, 2004.

Assessment and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders (28 hours). Presented by Marlene Hunter, M.D., F.C.F.P.(C) and Alison Miller, Ph.D., Victoria, BC, 2003.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: Methods of Assessment and Treatment. Presented by Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D. 2003 APA Convention, Toronto, ON.

Ethics and the Law for the Practicing Psychologist. Presented by Robert Kinscherff, Ph.D., J.D. and Stephen Behnke, J.D., Ph.D. 2003 Convention, Toronto, ON.

Psychological Anatomy: Developmental Neuromuscular Affective Integration (4 days). Presented by Edward Josephs, Ph.D. and Lynne Zettl, Ph.D., Vancouver, BC, 2003.

Conference on Trauma, Dissociation and Attachment with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., John Briere, Ph.D., Jennifer Freyd, Ph.D., Pat Ogden, M.A., Su Baker, M.Ed., and John O’Neil, M.D., Vancouver, BC, 2002.

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). Training workshops in the Somatic Experiencing Method of Traumatic Resolution with the Foundation for Human Enrichment (216 hours). Presented by Peter Levine, Ph.D., Sharon Stanley, Ph.D., and Lynne Zettl, Ph.D. Vancouver, BC; Victoria, BC; and California, 2000-2002.

Training Workshops in Self Regulation Therapy with the Canadian Foundation for Trauma Research and Education (18 days). Developed by Edward Josephs, Ph.D. and Lynne Zettl, Ph.D., Vancouver, BC, 2000-2002.

EMDRAC Conferrence 2001 (2 days). Sponsored by the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Association of Canada (EMDRAC), Vancouver, BC, 2001.

2000 EMDR International Association Conference (3 days), Toronto, ON, 2000.

Foundation Training in Bodynamic Analysis (19 days). Facilitated by Teresa Beldon, M.A. and Ian Macnaughton, Ph.D., R.C.C., Vancouver, BC, 1999-2000.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Basic and Advanced Training. Presented by Marshall Wilensky, Ph.D., Vancouver, BC, 1999.

Workshop on Body Ego and Shock Trauma (1 day). Presented by Merete Holm Brantbjerg and Ditte Marcher from the Bodynamic Institute, Denmark, Vancouver, BC, 1999.

Body-Centered Approaches to Counselling and Therapy. A course of instruction provided by Ross Laird, M.A., R.C.C., Vancouver Community College Continuing Education, Vancouver, BC, 1999.

Treating Clients’/Patients’ Stress and Trauma (2 days). Facilitated by Suzanne Kyra, M.A., R.C.C. and Lorne Prupas, Ph.D., Coquitlam, BC, 1998.

Northwest Satir Institute, Satir’s Brief Therapy Training Program (120 hours). Conducted by John Banmen, Ph.D., Delta, BC, 1997-1998.

Continuing the Dialogue on Eating Disorders Second Biennial International Conference (2 days). Victoria, BC, 1996.


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