Students come to TIRP from across Ontario and from diverse social, cultural, educational, and professional backgrounds.
Many have experience in education, social work, nursing, or other helping professions. Others use TIRP as part of a major change in career direction.
TIRP students bring with them self-awareness they have gained in their personal therapy, and a willingness to continue to explore their relational patterns in group process and individual therapy.
Students who prosper at TIRP enjoy experiential learning, self-directed study, and lively, authentic engagement with peers and faculty.
All Institute faculty are members of professional organizations such as the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists and the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists.
Pat DeYoung, M.S.W., Ph. D., is a relational therapist and supervisor in private practice, and the author of Relational Psychotherapy: A Primer.
She holds graduate degrees in literature, clinical social work, and philosophy of education, and has 25 years of experience training therapists in psychodynamic, relational modes of therapy.
Rozanne Grimard, R.N., M.Ed., is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and clinical supervisor with 20 years of experience training therapists. Rozanne works with individuals and groups from a feminist, intersubjective, and relational perspective. She brings a holistic approach to her work, attending to the integration of body, mind, spirit, and social aspects of persons.
Jason Winkler, B.A.(Hons.), Dip.(Regent's), Dip.(NSPC), Dip.(TIRP), Dip.-Candidate (CGS) is a relational/intersubjective and existential psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in private practice. He has trained in Canada, United Kingdom and the United States and has special interests in the modality of group psychotherapy and in the application of philosophical and contemporary psychoanalytic perspectives to therapeutic narratives.
Karen Essex, B.A. (Hons.), Dip.(TIRP), is a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in private practice. She works with individuals, couples, and supervisees from a relational, intersubjective perspective. Karen worked for 15 years in communications before becoming a psychotherapist and has a special interest in the creative process, especially writing. She's a guest member of the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (TICP) and an associate member of the Institute for the Advancement of Self Psychology (IASP).
Judy Gould, M.A., PhD., Dip.(TIRP), is a relational psychotherapist in private practice where she works with individual clients and supervisees. In addition, for the past 10 years, she has been facilitating supportive groups for individuals/caregivers who have experienced cancer and facilitating workshops on compassion fatigue and self-care.
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