Dr Michel Dandeneau

Academic Background and Professional Development

Academic Background

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Ottawa, 1990. Thesis: Facilitating intimacy: A comparative outcome study of Cognitive Marital Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Thesis was published under: Dandeneau, M. L., & Johnson, S.M. (1994). Facilitating intimacy: Interventions and effects. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 20 (1), 17-33.

B.A. (Honours), Psychology, summa cum Laude University of Ottawa, 1982

Master of Pastoral Counselling (Family studies), Saint Paul University (Ottawa), 1981

Certificate in Theology, Saint Paul University (Ottawa), 1981

B.A., Philosophy, University of Manitoba, 1976

Professional Development

I place a high value on continuing my education and professional development in order to stay abreast of the ever growing body of knowledge in my field. Every year I attend workshops and conferences in order to hone my skills as a psychotherapist. I have attended specialized workshops and professional training in:

Neurosciences and psychotherapy
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT)
Schema Therapy
Object Relational Gestalt Therapy
Transference-Focused Psychotherapy
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Gestalt Therapy
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Mindfulness Meditation
Transactional Analysis
Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Parent-Child Communication
Reality Therapy
Sex Therapy

Professional Accreditations

I am a registered member with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I am also an out of province member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec.