For Mental Health Professionals
Dr. Sheri Turrell
Sheri came to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy somewhat accidentally. After a ten-year career as a Registered Nurse, followed by a shift to graduate school at OISE / University of Toronto and working in various hospital settings as a Psychologist, she took part in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program (MBSR). After completing the MBSR course, Sheri was curious as to how the mindfulness practice that helped her could be of use to her clients. This exploration lead to the Association for Contextual Behavioral Therapy (ACBS) website and news of a two-day workshop with Kelly Wilson in Toronto almost ten years ago. After attending that workshop, incorporating mindfulness into her existing behavioral therapy practice became slightly clearer – only slightly because ACT invites us to never stop learning and growing.
Sheri embarked on her current journey, fueled by her passion for ongoing learning and dedication to helping her clients, and immersed herself in “all things ACT.” Over the past ten years, she has co-authored two ACT texts, supervised graduate students and mental health professionals, and facilitated workshops internationally. Now, as Canada’s first female ACBS*Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer, Sheri is bringing her experience and skills as both a clinician and trainer to fill a gap in learning ACT – how to continue learning when the workshops are over?
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Sheri continues to offer small group consultations for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. These groups are held for 90 minutes each month, and are organized in 4 month blocks. Please join the mailing list to be informed of upcoming opportunities or email Sheri directly to inquire.
Sheri created this program in the hopes of providing ACT to young people who could not access a therapist. Many therapists have purchased CYL for their own professional development. To order, go to resource page or https://www.lifeinbalancetherapy.ca/resources