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A Compassionate, Unique Approach
As an established, Pyschotherapist in Guelph, ON, Kevin Stafford M.Sc. RP, RMFT believes in treating each client as an individual. When it comes to therapy, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions, and when you work with Kevin Stafford M.Sc. RP, RMFT, you'll get personalized, attentive care designed to help you address the problems facing you.
A place where you can talk and be heard without judgement. Where personal, relationship and work issues are a specialty. Where everyone is welcome.
When life starts to feel too complex, a simple request for help and new ideas can be the start of some real world solutions.
When it comes to your mental health, experience matters.
Trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have been providing counselling and psychotherapy in Guelph since 1997. I also have over 25 years’ experience in designing and facilitating groups in interpersonal growth and communication, including assertive communication, and structured experiential exercises.
I received a BA Honours degree in Psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa (1992) and a Master’s of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Guelph’s Couple and Family Therapy Program (1994). Since graduation I have completed additional therapy training in Canada, the USA and Australia, in Narrative Approaches to Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, Hypnosis (not certified), and Sexuality.
REGULATORY AND PROFESSIONAL BODIES
In 2009 the Minister of Health and Long Term Care for Ontario appointed me to the transitional Council for the College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists of Ontario (CRPO). The College was proclaimed into law in April 2015. In 2015 and 2018 I was elected to serve on the College Council, during which time I served as Chair of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Commitee. Previously I have chaired, the Professional Practice Committee, Quality Assurance Committee, served on numerous other committees including Executive Committee and the Colleges Task Group on the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy and as as subject matter expert on Psychotherapy.
In June 2019 I resigned my seat on Council.
I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Currently the Director of Clinical Training in the Couple and Family Therapy Program at the University of Guelph.
1997-2015 Full-Time Private Practice, Guelph, ON.
Provided weekly supervision to clinical teams in the Specialized Psychiatry Division of the Homewood Health Centre from 1996 - 2012. This supervision provided team members the opportunity to talk about the interface between the personal and the professional – the ways in which clinicians are impacted by the work they do.
1994-1997. Family Therapist in the Community Counselling Program at Family Service London (London Ontario).
1996-2015. Sessional Instructor and Contract Supervisor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph. During this time I taught over 40 different times covering more than 12 different courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels for a list of courses taught, click here.
Provided numerous workshops to a variety of private and not for profit organizations
Executive Director for the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy from 2007 to 2009
Sat on the steering committee for the Ontario Coalition of Mental Health Professionals from 2006-2009.
Provided clinical supervision to other therapists and given workshops in solution focused and collaborative therapy.
2002-2006 was a regular contributor to the annual Guelph Sexuality Conference, including co-facilitating the Sexual Attitudes Re-Assessment (SAR) weekend workshop for professionals.
Was a founding member of the Alzheimer’s Society of Guelph’s committee that worked to establish Allies in Aging, an annual conference promoting Alzheimer’s Care.
Appeared on CBC television twice with Canada’s Sexpert Sue Johanson to discuss sexuality with teens, and once on WTN on the Sunday Night Sex Show, to take calls about sexuality and relationships.
Organized and sponsored various therapy related workshops with renowned therapists Scott Miller and Yvonne Dolan as well as parenting Guru Barbara Colloroso.
Prior to formal therapy training, worked with Stafford Associates, a small family based business in Ottawa dedicated to personal growth and human development. During this time, co-lead or lead workshops in Assertive Communication, Human Skills, and Humour. Often co-lead workshops with his parents, the late Sheila and Charles Stafford.
KEVIN STAFFORD MSc, RP, RMFT
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
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