Joan Spence

Counselling & Coaching Services Inc


Master of Education, Leadership, Simon Fraser University

  • J.Spence.  Mixed Method Study:  Adolescent Female Students and Learning Difficulties. SFU (2013)

Bachelor of Arts in Child & Youth Care, Douglas College-Dean's List

  • International Studies, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • International Studies Award, Douglas College
  • ​ M.Peled, J.Spence, A.Smith, & T.Agg.  Youth Gang-Involvement: Correlates and Protective Factors. Society for Research in Child Development: Biennial Conference, Montreal, QC (2011) 
  •  M.Peled, J.Spence, A.Smith, & T.Agg.  Youth Gang-Involvement: Correlates and Protective Factors. PLEA/McCreary/Douglas College Youth Justice Conference (2011)
  • J.Spence.  Learning Disabled or Disabled from Learning. Douglas College Student Research Days (2011)​

Diploma of Early Childhood Educator: Infant/Toddler Specialization (Douglas College)

Post Graduate Training/Independent Coursework/Certificates

  • Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) Training (Dr.Frank Corrigan, FRCPsych, 2023)
  • Frontiers in the Treatment of Trauma (NICABM, 2023)
  • Why the Vagal System Holds the Key to the Treatment of Trauma (NICABM, 2023)
  • ​Families, Family Breakdown and the Law (BCACC, 2023)
  • ​EMDR Basic Training (Envision/EMDRIA, 2022)
  • Clinical Supervision (UBC)
  • Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals: 2-Day Distance Therapy Training (PESI)
  • Motivational Interviewing (JIBC)
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy: An Evidence-Based Approach to Creating Change with Any Client (PESI)
  • Expressive Play Therapy (JIBC)
  • Gottman Seven Principle Program Educator (The Gottman Institute)
  • Gottman Bringing Baby Home (The Gottman Institute)
  • Gottman Couples Therapy: Bridging the Couple Chasm (The Gottman Institute)
  • Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program (BC Council for Families)
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy (Satir Institute of the Pacific)
  • Reiki 1, 2 & Masters, USUI Method (Canadian Reiki Association #15-114)
  • Guided Meditation
  • Self-Employment Program (Douglas College)
  • Davis Method Tutor (Positive Dyslexia)
  • Clinical Psychology (Post Graduate Studies)
    • Personality Disorders, Counselling Ethics​, Family Systems, Supervised Clinical Counselling (Divorce Coach) Practicum
  • Family Violence: Impact on Separation & Divorce (JIBC FAMJ-1002)
  • Mediation (CLEBC)
  • Parenting Coordinator Training (CLEBC)
  • Family Law Act for Mental Health Professionals (BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society)
  • Gottman Emotion Coaching: The Heart of Parenting
  • Child and Youth Grief and Loss (Langley Hospice Society)
  • The DSM-5: Key Changes & Implications for Practice (BCACC-Workshop)
  • Transforming Trauma (BCACC-Workshop)
  • Eating Disorders Etiology & Treatment (BCACC-Workshop)
  • Grief: How to move beyond it (BCACC-Workshop)
  • Suicide Prevention (BCACC-Workshop)
  • Practical Brain-Focused Strategies for Working with Depression (NICABM)
  • Brain-Based Approaches to Help Clients After Trauma (NICABM)
  • Seven Principles Program for Singles (Gottman Workshop)
  • Truth & Reconciliation, What that means for you (BCACCS at APSYP Workshop)