Sherry Law

President
Sherry Law

Sherry Law is a Canadian Certified Counsellor, a Registered Counselling Therapist, and president of the Technology and Innovative Solutions chapter of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She was the interim treasurer for the Federation of Personal and Vocational Counselling of New Brunswick, and an attendant in CCPA’s first “Leaders of Tomorrow” program.

She works as a counsellor for a not-for-profit organization in Fredericton, NB, a consultant facilitating pre-employability programs for the provincial government (NB), and a career consultant for the Department of Social Development (NB).

Her interest in technology and passion for people drives her pursuit of integrating innovative technological solutions to the mental health community. She is currently researching independently into the therapeutic effects of virtual reality on adults in long term care and speaks often at professional conferences. She has developed an interest in crypto-currency and has helped mental health charities to set up donation funds and fundraising in the crypto-currency space.

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Dan Mitchell

Past President
Dan Mitchell

Dan L. Mitchell obtained his Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 1989. He is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Dan has extensive experience in the field of addiction counselling with BC Mental Health & Substance Use since 1990.

In 1994, Dan began pioneering the ethical and professional delivery of counselling and supervision via the internet, and has published a number of professional articles. He now presides over the Technology and Innovative Solutions Chapter of the CCPA.

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Elise Meertens

Secretary
Elise Meertens

Elise Meertens obtained her Masters of Counselling from Athabasca University in 2018 and her Bachelors of Arts and Science in Cognitive Science from McGill University in 2013. She currently spends her time at a community counselling agency in Kitchener, Ontario.

Elise is also the social media coordinator for the TISC and organizes the newsletters.

She has been interested in the impact of technology in counselling and how to engage the public in discussions of how to safely use technology in practice.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/elise-meertens-26062364/

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Linda Rombough

President-Elect
Linda Rombough

Linda Rombough is currently completing her Masters degree in Counselling at Ottawa University, and works as a student counsellor at OCISO (Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization) where she provides individual counselling using CBT, EFT, and mindfulness, and delivers youth group programs for kids at risk.  She also works as a certified Child Meditation Facilitator, and a FRIENDS for Life anxiety prevention and program Facilitator who works with children and youth in the Ottawa area.  Linda also works as consultant with the Federal Government in the area of child protection policy development.  She is the past Vice-President and Chair of the Youth Committee for the ADAO (Anxiety Disorder Association of Ontario), and past Secretary of ADAC (Anxiety Disorder Association of Canada).   As a certified SMT (Simultaneous Multisensory Teaching) instructor, Linda tutors children who struggle with dyslexia and other learning challenges while providing one-on-one coaching to parents in the area of advocacy, support, empowerment, coping strategies and adaptive technologies.  She draws on her technology skills and interest from her previous career as a web application developer, with a strong interest in artificial intelligence.

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Dawn Schell

Treasurer
Dawn Schell

Dawn Schell has an MA in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University.   Currently she works at the University of Victoria with the Student Mental Health Strategy   She  is also an Affiliate Counsellor with Worldwide Therapy Online Inc.  For the past ten years she has done online counselling, researched multiple venues of online counselling, designed a university online counselling system and  more recently regularly contributes to the CCPA blog.

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Andrea Rivera

Communications Director
Andrea Rivera

Andrea Rivera is a graduate student at the University of New Brunswick pursuing a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology. Andrea has worked with culturally diverse groups as an ESL Coordinator and a Student Career Advisor by providing English language classes and helping refugees, immigrants and international students with a variety of issues ranging from career development to mental health concerns. Consequently, she is interested in counselling culturally diverse groups and she is keen to contribute to the development of online counselling services.

Lawrence Murphy

Director at Large
Lawrence Murphy

Lawrence Murphy co-founded Therapy Online with Dan Mitchell in 1994. He has delivered workshops on the topic of online counselling in Canada, the US and Australia and has presented at numerous national and international conferences. Lawrence has published widely in the field of online counselling and is the Dean of Training for Therapy Online’s courses. He obtained his Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 1995 and holds an adjunct appointment in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto.

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Constance Lynn Hummel

Director at Large
Constance Lynn Hummel

Constance has a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Adler University (formerly Adler School of Professional Psychology) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Victoria. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor and Associate Power Coach with her own full-time private practice located in Vancouver, BC. Her counselling specialties include Relationships, Sex Therapy and Addictions, with specific expertise working with Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA).  Coaching specialities include business and career planning, effective communication, boundaries and assertiveness. www.ConstanceLynn.com
In addition to her clinical work, she founded The Business of Helping and provides strategic business consultation and training to therapists, counsellors and wellness professionals so they can build their own thriving private practices through the use of virtual and face-to-face strategy sessions, small group workshops and online training programs. www.TheBusinessOfHelping.com

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Micheala Slipp

Director at Large
Micheala Slipp

Micheala is currently working towards a Doctor of Education in Distance Education at Athabasca University with a research focus in the delivery of distance clinical supervision to counsellors working in indigenous, rural, remote communities to mitigate the risk of compassion fatigue. Micheala holds a Masters degree in Creative Arts Therapies from Concordia University.  She is a professional Canadian Counsellor and Supervisor with the CCPA and is a registered Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Credentials Board.   Micheala is also a student of Dr. Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy program and is working towards SEP certification.

In addition to serving on the TISC board, Micheala runs a private practise in BC’s South Okanagan where she offers both in person and distance service to clients throughout the province: slippcounselling.ca  Micheala specializes in cross-cultural counselling, art therapy and trauma therapy.  She is passionate about using innovative solutions to provide high quality service to rural and under-serviced areas.

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Nick Clark

Director at Large
Nick Clark

Nick Clark RP,MC,CCC Nick completed his Undergraduate degree in Psychology at McGill and it was there, working as an outreach worker for the sexual assault centre that he became interested in counselling. After traveling and teaching abroad, he returned to Canada to work in a variety of social service settings as a CYW and then a decade working passionately with students and their families as a high school counsellor. During this time he completed a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology at Athabasca University and completed an 18 month postgraduate clinical internship in couple and family therapy within a community agency. Nick has come to believe that the fit between client and counsellor is key and his final research during his Masters focused on the authentic use of humour in developing relationships with adolescent and high school clients in a therapeutic setting. He is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario (CRPO) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Nick currently runs his own private practice in London, Ontario, working with adolescents, adults and couples as well as continuing to offer services through local non-profits, service organizations and workplace intervention agencies.


Constitution and By-laws

The Chapter’s bylaws* are a set of rules that control the actions of its members and govern the internal management of the Chapter.

*Please note that this constitution and Bylaws were accepted by the membership as of the May 20, 2015 AGM.  Minor amendments will be forthcoming.