My Perspective on Therapy
Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson), believes in being present and compassionate with all clients. Dr. Dadson states, “with a welcoming environment, we create a space for healing and growth. I have a deep belief in humanity’s capacity to find real life resolutions to their emotional injuries and challenges. Research has shown that this happens best when we have access to understanding, support, respect and skilled therapeutic interventions.”
Dr. Dadson works hard to make counselling services comfortable because taking that first step to seek help can sometimes be the hardest.
My practice is guided by the following principles:
- All people possess intrinsic worth and have the capacity to realize this.
- All individuals are worthy of respect.
- My therapy space is one of acceptance and safety.
- Gender, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, relationship and family status pose no barrier to the therapy process.
- Everyone has the ability to change; readiness depends on each individual.
- Clients take responsibility for their gains in counselling and for their personal successes; the counsellor’s role is that of guide.
- Understanding comes first. If we jump prematurely to tools and strategies, clients are left with generic, depersonalized interventions.
- Most people benefit from counselling at some point in their lives. This includes counsellors too! At its best, counselling is a healthy dialogue that identifies, promotes, and mobilizes clients’ strengths to reach personal goals.
Licenses and Associations
- Stewart, B., Dadson , M.R., &, Fallding , M. (2011). The Application of Attachment Theory and Mentalization in Complex Tertiary Structural Dissociation: A Case Study. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 20, 3, 322. doi:10.1080/10926771.2011.562477
Articles: ResearchGate, Taylor and Francis Online
- Stewart, B. & Dadson , M.R. (2012). Integrative therapeutic interventions of phase oriented treatment: Additional reflections on the case of Lynne. The Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 21, 3, 331. doi : 10.1080/10926771.2012.659800
Articles: Semantic Scholar, ResearchGate, Brainspamobile
- Cox, D. W., Westwod , M. J., Hoover, S. M., Chan, E. K. H., Kivari , C. A., Dadson , M. R., & Zumbo , B. D. (2014). The evaluation of a group intervention for veterans who experienced military related trauma. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 64(3). doi 10.1521/ijgp.2014.64.3.367
- Dadson, M.R., The Influence of Fathers' Involvement on Sons' Health Psynopsis 2012. Winter/Hiver 2012 - Volume 34 No. 1. , 2012
- Michael Dadson's Final Ph.D. Defence (CNPS): UBC Library, UBC Faculty of Education