DR. MICHAEL DADSON BC CLINICAL COUNSELOR

PH. D. COUNSELING PSYCOLOGY, REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELOR

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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.

LICENSES AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • Licensed in the Province of BC
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor, BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
  • Canadian Certified Counsellor
  • Board Member of International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), 2016 – 2017 named fellow to the ISSTD in 2017
  • Ordained Minister/Chaplain (Retired)

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS)
  • Blue Cross provider for Veterans and RCMP
  • Service provider for Victim Services
  • Registered provider of services for ICBC
  • Certified Myers Briggs Personality Type Assessor
  • Certified Strong Interest Inventory Assessor
  • Certified Observed & Experiential Integration (OEI) Therapist and Trainer
  • Certified QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level One and Level Two
  • Enactment Therapy Trainer Level One and Level Two
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Level One
  • Certificate of Excellence for delivery of Foster Parent Care

PUBLICATIONS

  • 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

LOCATION

Gentle Currents Counselling and Neurofeedback
Belmont Centre
#109 20103 40th Avenue
Langley BC, V3A 2W3
Canada
(778) 554-0174
www.michaeldadson.com 

      

SPECIALTIES

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Men’s health
  • Couples Counselling
  • Depression/Suicidality
  • Dissociative Disorders

ISSUES

  • Coping Skills
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Developmental Attachment Injuries
  • Life Transitions
  • Father/Child Relationships
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Men’s Issues
  • Spiritual Distress
  • Spiritual Health in Multi-Cultural Contexts

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive (OCD)
  • Depression
  • Stress

CLIENT FOCUS

AGE
  • We welcome all ages in our inclusive and welcoming space.
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
COMMUNITIES

We are allies of the Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Cancer, and HIV / AIDS communities.

TREATMENT APPROACH

YPES OF THERAPY
  • Neurofeedback Therapy
  • Low Energy Neurofeedback System
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person Centered
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Trauma Focused