More about Sian Roberts

Welcome to Insight!

I’m a Registered Psychologist with 10 years of progressive experience delivering trauma-specific care in community/clinical mental health and private practice, also offering psychological assessment services and psychotherapy to adolescents (16+), adults, couples, and families.

I have specialized training in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) and trauma.  This can range from treating single traumatic events to the more complex histories of adverse childhood experiences, other relational traumas and attachment issues, to psychosis and dissociative disorders.

I also possess specialized training in the treatment of couples and families with a MSc. in Marital and Family Therapy.

I have experience with people of all sexual orientations and many ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Although multidisciplinary, the tools and perspectives I use in my daily practice include Client-Centered, Dialectical-Behavioural, Cognitive-Behavioural, EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Narrative, and Ego State Therapy from a trauma-informed and Bowenian Family Systems model.

My various roles have included delivering collaborative care through the Crisis Team, Community Support Team, and Intake Team and as a Mental Health Therapist at Alberta Health Services. I also have clinical supervisory, professional leadership, and university and corporate educator experience.  I currently work with burn patients, ICU patients, and their families in an acute care setting.

 

Qualifications

Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy

 

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists (#3549)

Canadian Psychological Association

Canadian Register of Health Services in Psychology (CRHSP)

EMDR Canada

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

 

 

Certifications

EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Basic Training
EMDR Certification Training with Dr. Paul Miller, author of EMDR Therapy for Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses (Springer Publishing, 2015)
When There Are No Words: EMDR for Early Trauma and Neglect with Adults, Adolescents, and Children (Katie O’Shea)
Healing the Heart of Trauma with EMDR & Ego State Therapy Training (Carol Forgash)
CBT for Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (Dr. Douglas Turkington)
Psychosis in Mid and Late Life (Dr. Zahinoor Ismail)
Changeways Program Training
Prepare/Enrich Certified Assessor
Stuctured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) Home Study Assessor
Level I Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Narrative Therapy Training Program at The Lousage Institute (Ninetta Tavano)
The Neurobiology of Love: Rewiring Emotions in Couples Therapy (Dr. Brent Atkinson)
Grand Rounds at Addictions and Mental Health

 

Languages

  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma

I can also help with these areas:

  • Coping with Cancer
  • Handling Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Schizotypal Personality disorder
  • Tourettes Disorder
  • Trichotillomania

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Systems (Bowenian) Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Assessments For Developmental Disabilities
  • Career Assessments
  • Custody Access & Parental Assessments (PN7, PN8)
  • Forensic Assessment Services
  • Intelligence, Psycho-educational and Memory Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Gender:

  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues