Joined: Jun 1 2015 Certifications: CCAC Student: No Retired: No
Shirvington is a CCPA and CACCF certified Addiction Counsellor with a proven track record working with Children, Youth and Adults for measurable and sustained BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE. Worked with clients of Salvation Army's (Calgary) Addiction Recovery Program; CAMH; Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services; Guelph and Wellington county's Family & Children's Services. Trained and specialized Motivational Interviewing (MI); Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT); Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT); and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for SUSTAINED client-centered SUBSTANCE ABUSE RECOVERY and other BEHAVIOURAL problems.
He uses the 5 Stages of Change readiness assessment and Brief Psychotherapy Therapies for SELF-motivated behavioural CHANGE. TRAINED and specialized in Psychological First Aid to work with persons in EMOTIONAL and MENTAL distress. Also certified in Suicide ASSESSMENT and INTERVENTION to work with persons challenged with suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
With a proven track record using Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy COUNSELLING with persons challenged with SUBSTANCE USE Dependency or other Addictive Behavioural DISORDERS. Using the Community Re-Enforcement Approach ( CRA) model to change learned ADDICTIVE behaviours and conditioned behavioural responses.
Specialized in :-
* Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
* Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
* Neural Path Therapy
* Five (5) Stages of Change Model
* Psycho-Social Spiritual counseling
* Internal Family System counseling
* Developmental Trauma counseling
* Expressive Arts therapies
* Self Regulation therapies
* Transactional Analysis
Relational Frame Theory
His private practice in Mental Health illnesses case management and support; substance use, abuse and misuse detoxification referral and harm reduction motivational coaching. Shirvington is also a published featured writer on Spirituality and Practical living and a blogger for his signature themed inspirational writings “Rice and Peas for the Soul” via www.smahoo.com and podcasts available through iTunes under @smahoo; twitter @bodymindcoach, @smahoo or @shirvingtonH.
Shirvington also has a proven track record working with children and adults for measureable and sustained behavioural change for diverse client-bases in Guelph and Wellington County, Halton & Peel regions; and the Greater Toronto areas. Providing group and person-centered care and support; emergency homeless shelters in areas of intake and assessment; therapeutic life-skills enhancement support; substance intoxication observation and monitoring for detoxification referral urgency.