Background and Training Overview

Background and Training Overview

Educational Background:

  • Psychological and Psychoeducational Assessment Coursework, University of Lethbridge
  • Master of Counselling Psychology, University of Lethbridge
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Lethbridge


Mills, B., & McBride, D. (2016). What is group process?: Integrating process work into psychoeducational groups. Georgia School Counsellor Association Journal, 23, 16-24.

Mills, B., & McBride, D. (2016). Increasing adolescent self-esteem: Group strategies to address wellness and process. Georgia School Counsellor Association Journal, 23, 58-67.

Registration and Certifications 2017 to 2022:

  • Synergetic Play Therapy Certification
  • Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional
  • Registration as a Psychologist
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Basic Training
  • Alert Regulation Program Certification
  • Dr. Amen Clinics Brain Health Coaching Certification

Training 2017 to 2022:

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Training: Imaginal Nurturing, Ego States, and Attachment; EMDR and Sandtray Integrated; 8 Phases of EMDR Therapy with Children and Adolescents; The PTSD Family: Family Healing with EMDR; Making EMDR Developmentally Appropriate for Children and Adolescents; Basic Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Training; Introduction to EMDR and Resourcing

Play Therapy Training: Theraplay Level 1 and MIM Administration; Synergetic Play Therapy Certification; Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy; Perfection in the Playroom: Working with OCD in Play Therapy; Working with Siblings in Play Therapy; Helping Children Through Divorce and Separation in Play Therapy; Pre-Teens and Teens in Play Therapy; Therapeutic Powers of Play; Managing Screen Time In and Out of the Playroom; Introduction to Adlerian Play Therapy

Psychoeducational and Psychological Assessment Training: EDUC 5990: Advanced Psychological Assessment; EDUC 5990: Advanced Application of Psychological Assessment; Principles of Standardized Testing Level B Tests; Advanced Level B: Analyzing Assessments and Developing a Learning Plan; The Neuropsychology of Learning Disabilities: Developing Evidence Based Strategies for Reading, Writing, and Math; Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2nd Edition (ADOS-2); Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)

Additional Training & Workshops:

  • Advanced Issues for Family Law and Dispute Resolution Professionals Training Program
  • Advanced Family Reunification Training
  • Application of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy for Autism
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes
  • Attachment and Emotion in Family Therapy Summit
  • Advanced Grief Counselling Certification Training
  • A Masterclass Series on Historical Trauma & Strategies Across the Life Span: Trauma-Informed Interventions for Working with First Nation Clients
  • Parenting Coordination
  • The Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Certified ADHD Professional Intensive Training Course: Evidence Based Strategies for Managing ADHD Across the Lifespan
  • Working Through Challenging or Conflictual Co-parenting Dynamics
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Training
  • Social Investigation and Domestic Court Guardian ad Litem Training
  • Internal Family Systems Advanced Workshop: Working with Extreme Parts
  • Internal Family Systems: An Introduction
  • Therapeutic Apologies in Psychotherapy
  • Emotion-Focused Family Therapy
  • Have I Got A Story For You: Approaching Trauma Treatment with Children
  • Advanced Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents
  • The Polyvagal Theory in Practice: Helping Clients Reshape Their Autonomic Nervous Systems
  • When Unresolved Attachment Trauma is the Problem
  • The SCERTS Model: Introduction, Application, and Assessment
  • First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training     
  • Self Harm Workshop: Assessment and Intervention
  • Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: Changing the Family Dance
  • Psychopharmacology Intensive: Everything the Non-Prescriber Needs to Know
  • Cutting Edge Strategies to Improve Executive Functioning                 
  • Mindfulness Parenting: A Whole Brain Approach
  • Peter Levine PhD on Trauma: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
  • Levine on Resolving Trauma in Psychotherapy: A Somatic Approach
  • Gordon Neufeld Intensive I: Making Sense of Kids
  • Social Skills: Tools for Flexibility and Social Thinking
  • Supporting Students with Autism: Behaviour Change: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
  • Supporting Students with Autism: Adapting Academics                     
  • Understanding and Managing Anxiety in Children and Youth
  • Attachment Disorder: Strategies to Promote Healing and Regulation
  • Sandtray Revisited                 
  • Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Somatic Psychotherapy
  • ADHD: Strategies to Support Children and Youth 
  • Introduction to the Implementation/Practice of the Neurosequential Model
  • Making Sense of Challenging Behaviours: Kim Barthel
  • Using PODD books to support children with complex communication needs
  • Supporting Adults with Challenging Behaviours
  • Helping Youth and Adults Reduce their need to use Self-Harm
  • Ethics in Counselling: Consent and Record Keeping
  • Childhood ADHD: From Struggling to Thriving