Presentations/Trainings in 2020

Joanne has been busy with workshops and trainings, and learning to teach, learn and train virtually due to the COVID shut-downs.


Joanne presented her new workshop “Developing Intercultural Resiliency and Healing Narratives through Nature and Culture” for the CPA Virtual Series in July and August 2020.S

Joanne also had the opportunity to present with an Indigenous friend at the Indigenous Health Conference in December 2020. The title of their workshop was “Honoring Story to Promote Resiliency in Therapy”.


Joanne continue to attend training with the Erickson foundation including several Interactive Master classes and the Art of Psychotherapy between March and December 2020

Joanne will be sharing her new workshop “Developing Intercultural Resiliency and Healing Narratives through Nature and Culture” on the CPA’s Virtual Series on July 22, 2020, 1 pm and Aug. 19th.   

This workshop was accepted for presentation at the CPA annual convention, May 2020; and the 2020 Expressive Therapist Summit in LA. Unfortunately these events were moved to online or next year.

For more information, please visit the Blog page or Contact Joanne at joanne@sundancerpsych.com 587-437-9019.

Sundancer Psychological Services was established in 1995 by Joanne Ginter who has provided psychological services for over 20 years under this name. Initially established for psychological practice, Sundancer Psychological Services offered counselling and assessment services to residents in Cochrane, Alberta and surrounding areas, including Calgary. During this time Joanne also developed and presented training workshops in Canada, the US, and the UK on play therapy and child related therapies.

Since 2003, Sundancer Psychological Services has focused primarily on the development of The Resiliency Project. This has included developing workshops and completing her book on intercultural resiliency, released in December 2016. 

For more information about psychological services, including workshops and training, contact Joanne directly by phone or email.

what is Sundancer?

The title name Sundancer has its roots in several sources, each with a spiritual and transformative understanding. The ability to creatively find meaning in life events and transform life circumstances provides the basis for resilient counseling; the counseling and training workshops provided through Sundancer Psychological Services. For Joanne, the personal meaning of Sundancer is the creative healing energy required for change that provides the fuel in her therapeutic work.

Sundancer is the source of creative healing.
Sundancer is the energy required for resilient changes.
Sundancer is found in all of us.

Quotes taken from the book Sundancer by Edward Hayes:

“when in a moment of awe I realized that those things we call obstacles in life are in reality celestial mountains. I took the name to remind myself to pause and stand in wonder at life’s problems instead of trying always to avoid them…which is impossible anyway.

“your first lesson is to learn to lay aside the common use of glib or empty words…….you were meant to be something more than a splash of color…”(Tien-shan or Celestial Mountains speaking to Sundancer, a flower