Qualifications & Membership

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Certificate of Qualification Federation of Law Societies of Canada, (2012)

Dip. Psych. (Open) Post-graduate Diploma in Psychology, Open University, England (2009)

M.T.A. Music Therapist Accredited, Canadian Association of Music Therapy (2009)

Certificate in Counselling, University of Aberdeen, Scotland (2006)

Post-Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff (2003)

Certificate of Teaching, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London, UK (2002)

Dip.L.P. - Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Glasgow, Scotland (1995)

LL.B. - University of Glasgow, Scotland (1994)

M.A. - University of Glasgow, Scotland (1992)

Professional Memberships

Member of:

  • Nova Scotia Barristers Society

  • The Law Society of Scotland

  • British Psychological Society (MBPsS)

Current Voluntary Positions

  • Canadian Mental Health Association (National) - Board Member
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (Public Policy Working Group - National) - member
  • Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association - Board Member
  • Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association - Member of Public Policy & Education committee
  • Dementia Justice Society of Canada - Member of Advisory Board


Previous Voluntary Positions

           IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia - Member of Research & Ethics Board

  • Open Door Centre/ Helping Exploited Youth - Board Member
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (Nova Scotia) - Vice Chair

Other Certification

  • Basic Life Support

  • Protection of Vulnerable Adults Training

  • Child Protection Training

  • ASIST (Living Works) training

  • Suicide Talker (Living Works) training

  • Mental Health Evaluation and Development (Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health)

  • Seasons for Growth (Bereavement programme for children and youth)