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Emily Fawcett

My name is Emily Fawcett and I am a Doctoral Resident in Professional Psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Student Wellness and Counselling Centre (SWCC) for the 2014-2015 year. I am currently completing my PhD in Clinical Psychology at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, ON. My experience working in the adult mental health field has helped prepare me for residency. I have completed practicums in a diverse range of treatment settings including an inpatient psychiatric unit, an outpatient community mental health program, and a university counselling centre. Although I have specialist training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for mood and anxiety disorders, I now incorporate mindfulness, solution-focused, interpersonal, and dialectical behavioral therapy techniques into my treatment plans. The diversity of experiences that are incorporated into the residency requirements at the SWCC (e.g., individual and group therapy, career counselling, assessment, supervision, outreach, assessment, and research) have helped to make me a more well-rounded clinician. I also feel more confident working with a wider range of presenting concerns. The opportunity to supervise two PsyD students and receive ongoing supervision of supervision was especially valuable to me. It was very rewarding to be a part of a student’s growth and to see them expand their range of clinical skills while also gaining insight into their own unique therapeutic style. I have greatly valued the supportive faculty at the counselling centre and will very much cherish this year of training with my fellow residents. Following residency, I plan to defend my dissertation and move to the UK to pursue a job in clinical psychology and follow my husband who is completing a post-doctoral research fellowship in Cambridge.