She has earned a Doctorate in Psychology in Behavioral Health [International University for Graduate Studies (SKN)], and graduate degrees in counseling psychology [Canyon College (US)], and religious education [Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary (US)] and a postgraduate diploma in Professional Counselling [Kelowna College of Professional Counselling(CA)] Susannah-Joy is committed to professional development and most recently qualified as a clinical supervisor in the US. [Center for Credentialing & Education (US)]. She is already a registered clinical supervisor in Canada.
Susannah-Joy is a member-in-good-standing of the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA); the Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP); the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapists (IACP); the American Psychological Association (International Affiliate); the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH); and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS). She presently serves as the first elected vice-president of the newly formed Middle East Psychological Association (www.MEPA.me). She has served as Chapter President for the BC Chapter of the CPCA and was invited in 2005 to participate as a panel member tasked with the development of a competency profile for the Consortium for Counselling Regulation in British Columbia. She continues to be actively involved in promoting competency for professional counsellors and psychotherapists in Canada and Kuwait.
Over the past twenty-plus years Susannah-Joy has worked with such diverse agencies as Family & Community Support Services, Alberta Social Services, Juvenile Justice, First Nations' bands, non-profit community agencies, NGOs and public school boards. Prior to moving to Kuwait, she maintained a successful private counselling practice with her husband in Kelowna, Canada while teaching counselling psychology at the college level.
Current Professional Position(s)
Clinical Coordinator & Supervising Psychologist; The Soor Center for Professional Therapy & Assessment- Kuwait
Non-Executive Board Member - MENA Holdings UAE
International Advisory Committee - 7th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (Lima 2013)
Professional Association Memberships in Good Standing
Middle East Psychological Association - Current Vice-president (2012/2013)
International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapists
World Federation of Mental Health
Canadian College of Professional Counsellors & Psychotherapists
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association
American Psychological Association - International Affiliate
Christian Association for Psychological Studies
Past Professional Positions
President - BC Chapter, Canadian Professional Counsellors Association
Counsellor - Life Keys Counselling; Kelowna Canada
Counsellor/Group Facilitator - Trinity Cares Community Mental Health Clinic
Instructor - Kelowna College of Professional Counselling