Upcoming workshop: Developing Intercultural Resiliency, March 24, 2019; 10-4

I am pleased to be offering the Developing Intercultural Resiliency workshop in Calgary again this March. This presentation of the workshop will focus more on ways to foster resiliency and include new learnings from recent trainings in Ericksonian hypnosis and energy psychology. I am excited for this opportunity to present the workshop at Design Your Life Studio in Calgary. Please contact me for more information. Looking forward to seeing you there!

UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Developing Intercultural Resiliency, Kingston, ON, Oct. 10, 2018

Have you ever had a client who, because of religion, culture, or life experience, seemed so different from you that you wondered how you’d ever make a connection?

Developing Intercultural Resiliency is an interactive learning
opportunity to facilitate the understanding of intercultural
relationships through the development of resiliency.

Workshop participants will:

  • Discover the differences between multicultural, cross-cultural and intercultural therapeutic dialogues
  • Learn ways to incorporate the building blocks of resiliency in their work
    Have opportunities to self-reflect on their own world view
  • Learn ways to include religion, spirituality and culture in therapy
  • Understand the components of culture-infused counselling
  • Identify ways the resiliency process can be fostered across cultures
  • Learn ways to become a pluralist therapist, offering more diversified and inclusive therapy to clients

For more information, please contact Joanne at joanne@sundancerpsych.com or 587-437-9019

Click here to register for the workshop


New Services from Sundancer Psychological Services

INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISION for Provisionally Registered Psychologists to complete hours on Form A or to maintain registration status on Form B. For inquiries or to arrange a supervision schedule, contact Joanne at 587-437-9019

GROUP SUPERVISION for Provisional, newly Registered Psychologists and practicing psychologists who want to connect with other professionals in a supervision format. Group supervision will be offered monthly in a small group format to discuss clinical issues within a variety of problem areas.

To find out the next group supervision time and location, contact Joanne at 587-437-9019. Group supervision offered through Sundancer Psychologist Services will begin the last week in May 2017.


THERAPIST TALKING CIRCLES: “The talking circle is a traditional way for Native American people to solve problems.It is a very effective way to remove barriers and to allow people to express themselves with complete freedom.”

Joanne was involved in monthly talking circles with the women from Morley and Cochrane between 1999 and 2001. She is offering to organize and facilitate these circles for psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals practicing in the Calgary area. Talking circles will be held the 3rd Wednesday of every month with 6-8 participants per meeting.

Addressing the need for professionals working in the mental health field to find ways to support their own mental health needs is a critical area that needs to be addressed.

From Joanne: “Participating in the talking circles offered me an opportunity to share whatever personal stressors were in my life at that time and to share in the journey of others and honor their stories. Talking circles are not to take the place of individual therapy but offer a place to be heard and recognized. My decision to facilitate talking circles for therapists in my community was based on the need for all of us to have a place to share outside the boundaries of the supervision relationship.”

To participate in an upcoming Talking Circle through Sundancer Psychological Services contact Joanne at 587-437-9019. A donation for any facility cost and an identified charity for that week is requested.






It’s finally (nearly) here!

After nearly a year of combining ideas, getting direction and taking consistent small steps, the book is nearly ready for marketing. Many thanks to Rebecca, my editor; Jeremy, project consultant and support; the rest of the family: Justin, Marina and Ashley for all your support and ideas and numerous friends