Sue St. John BScN, RN, RP, DCTP

Sue St. John, Psychotherapist
Bloor-St. George
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Professional Development Record


Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute - Level Two: Attachment, Development and Trauma (Trainers: Ame Cutler, MA, PhD; Andrew Harkin, MD) Completed March 2013. Assistant with Level Two Training - December 2014 - March 2016. (Trainers: Ame Cutler, MA, PhD; Anne Westcott, MA, LICSW)

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute - Level One: Training for the Treatment of Trauma (Trainers: Lana Epstein MA,LICSW; Ame Cutler, MA, PhD) Completed June 2011. Assistant Level One Training - May 2012-February, 2013 (Trainers: Ame Cutler, MA PhD; Andrew Harkin, MD)

Workshops and Seminars

IASP Annual Conference: Moments of eating and the Problem of Shame - Patricia de Young.

CTP Alumni Symposium - Donna Orange, PhD, PsyD (Guest Speaker) February, 2014.

Divided Mind, Divided Body: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for working with Trauma - Related Dissociation (Presenter: Ame Cutler, PhD) Aug 30,2013-September 1,2013

Neuroplasticity & Mindfulness - Treatment of Trauma (Presenter: Janina Fischer, PhD), April 29 & 30, 2010

Narrative Solutions Focused Approach (NSFA) and Trauma, Hincks Dellcrest Centre. October 26 & 27, 2009

Brief Narrative Therapy - When All the Time you have is Now, Hincks Dellcrest Centre. January 23, 2009

Sexuality, Gender & Sexual Orientation and Psychotherapy, CTP Graduate Seminar, Faculty Member - Sharon Bedard. Sept 2008 - June 2009

Broken Bonds: Attachment, Trauma & the Body (Presenter: Janina Fischer, PhD), Dec 4 & 5, 2008

Using Highly Effective Body-Centred Interventions for Working with Trauma, Addictions, ADD and Depression (Presenter: Paul Hyman), Hincks Dellcrest Centre. November, 2008

Affect Regulation, Attachment and Trauma: Somatic Communications and Clinical Interventions (Presenter: Pat Ogden, PhD), November, 2008

Being and Time - Martin Heidegger, CTP Graduate Seminar with Jim Healy and Anna Binswanger- Healy. Sept, 2005 - June, 2008

Hope in Action: Solution-Focused Suicide Prevention, Hincks Dellcrest Centre. March 13 & 14, 2008

Maggie Carey - Extending Narrative Practice, Narrative Therapy Centre of Toronto. October 16 & 17, 2008

ASSIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Training, CMHA. May 9 & 10, 2007

Cross Culture: Mental Health, CMHA. May 25, 2007

Face to Face: Understanding Mental Illness, CMHA. June 20, 2007


Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame,a Relational/Neurobiological Approach by Patricia De Young

Grace Unfolding: Psychotherapy in the Spirit of the Tao-te Ching by Greg Johnson and Ron Kurz

Awakening the Dreamer: Clinical Journeys by Phillip Bromberg

Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation by Daniel Shaw

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment

by Pat Ogden and Janina Fisher

Walking the Tiger - Healing Trauma by Peter Levine

The Body Keeps the Score - Brain, Mind, and Body in the healing of trauma by Bessel van Der Kolk

When the Body Says NO by Gabor Mate

The Mindful Therapist by Daniel Siegel

The Dance of Intimacy by Harriet Goldhor Lerner

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Herman

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Surviviors of Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

Ordinary People, Judith Guest

The Road less Travelled and Beyond by Scott Peck

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Workshops as Leader

Over the years, I have planned, developed and implemented many workshops tailored to meet the learning needs of my audience on a wide range of topics: such as, bereavement, body image, crisis intervention, parenting, personal safety, narrative solution focused approach, mental health/wellness issues, sexual health and vicarious trauma to community health nurses and staff, schools, and, community members and organizations.

Group Work as Facilitator/Co-facilitator

Community Crisis Management Debriefings, Life Skills for High Risk Youth, Adolescent Bereavement and Sexual Abuse Support Groups.

Related activities

Ongoing Peer and Individual Supervision since 2000, Personal Therapy and regular Yoga Practice.

Professional Memberships

College of Registered Psychotherapists

College of Nurses

Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy

Registered Nurses of Ontario

If anything I have written resonates with you I would happy to meet with you for a free consultation to further explore if we would be a good fit. My office is across the street from the subway, located at St George and Bloor.

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