Insight Psychological Therapists - Sian Roberts

Sian Roberts
Sian Roberts, Registered Senior Psychologist, Complex Trauma Specialist, Clinical Supervisor, Area Supervisor for Trauma Care Program, MSc, (She/Her)

I bring the qualities of kind-heartedness, clear boundaries, flexible techniques, sincerity, and humour to my work.  I actively engage and support clients, consultees, and students in my commitment to their growth, competency, and empowerment.  I believe in the provision of collaborative care and if needed, can facilitate psychiatric referrals.

 

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. However, I am not working with couples at this time.

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, Intake Team, the 108 street Community Clinic, University of Alberta Hospital Burn Unit, and General Systems Intensive Care Unit at Alberta Health Services. I also have clinical supervisory of both provisional psychologists and interns, professional leadership, and university and corporate educator experience.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS:

What is your favourite quote?

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French Philosopher

What has been the most satisfying part of being a psychologist?

The most satisfying part of being a psychologist is that I find the work meaningful. 

 

Qualifications

Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists (#3549)

Psychologist’s Association of Alberta

EMDR Canada

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

Certifications

Registered Psychologist (AB)

Sc. Marital and Family Therapy

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

Structured 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

Complex Trauma Certification Training Levels 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP-II)

WCB Approved Provider (2019)

Veterans Affairs Approved Provider (2020)

 

Languages

  • English

I specialize in:

Anxiety & Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Thoughts
Mental Health Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
Trauma Care
  • Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Trauma
Uniformed Personnel & First Responders
  • First Responders Trauma or PTSD
  • Return to Work - Uniformed Personnel & First Responders

I have experience in:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Dealing with Physical Health Issues
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Difficult People
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Violence
  • Handling Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain
  • LGBTQ2S+ Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Schizotypal Personality disorder
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder)
  • Workplace Stress
  • Workplace Trauma

My treatment approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Virtual Reality Assisted Therapy

Assessment services:

  • Anxiety Assessment
  • Depression Assessment
  • Mental Health Assessments
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Assessment
  • PN7 Assessment
  • Parental Assessment
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Trauma Assessment
  • Postpartum Depression (PPD) Assessment
  • Psychoeducational Assessment