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Leah Wilson

My name is Leah Wilson and I am a Doctoral Resident in Professional Psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Student Wellness and Counselling Centre (SWCC). I am currently completing my PhD in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. I began my graduate training with a Master’s in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria, and then went on to practice in child and youth mental health in Vancouver. My training experiences have exposed me to a range of theoretical approaches and clinical interventions, which has allowed me to connect with the approach that fits best with who I am. With regards to conceptualization, I adopt an interpersonal, developmental and systems framework informed by contemporary perspectives on relational psychodynamic theory, which enables me to be eclectic and strengths-based in my therapeutic work. During my residency at the SWCC, I have had the opportunity to work with clients of diverse backgrounds with a range of presenting concerns, ultimately enhancing my developmental lens and expanding my clinical repertoire. The balance of clinical support and autonomy I have been afforded in the many roles I have assumed during residency (e.g., therapist, supervisor, consultant, instructor, researcher) has solidified both my own style of clinical practice and my overall professional identity. In the coming year I am looking forward to returning to my home community to explore various opportunities for supervised practice with provisional registration.