Kirstine Postma, C.Psych.

Trainer in CBT & Mindfulness Registered Clinical Psychologist (CPO & HPC UK)| CACBT Certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist| EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist

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Kirstine Postma, C.Psych.

Kirstine Postma is a UK trained Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of clinical and professional experience. She provides psychological assessment and interventions for a wide variety of difficulties, including post-traumatic stress, anxiety and mood disorders and certain personality disorders. She has had formal training in CBT, DBT, IPT and MBSR. She offers Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and EMDR, as well as several other evidence-based therapies, such as Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).

Ms Postma has several years’ experience teaching and training clinicians of various backgrounds in CBT, when employed in a leading role in the UK National Health Service. She provided supervision to Postgraduate Diploma candidates in cognitive behavioural therapy, as well as to therapists in the UK IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) program. She supervised clinical psychology Doctoral students in both the UK and Canada. In Ottawa, Ms Postma has taught several courses of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). She is now looking forward to offering a range of interesting and exciting mindfulness courses for the general public.

Ms Postma achieved full registration as a Psychologist with the British Psychological Society in 2001 and with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology on her arrival there in 2011. She is currently registered with the UK Health and Care Professions Council and with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). Ms Postma was an accredited CBT therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapists from 2003 to 2014 and has been a certified CBT therapist with the Canadian Association of CBT since 2012. She is also a certified in EMDR with EMDRIA.

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Unified CBT for Social Anxiety
17/10/2019 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Get an insightful understanding of experiential cognitive and exposure-based exposure treatment of social anxiety. Enhance your confidence in providing therapy by following a step by step specific protocol rather than all too common generic ‘thought mood’ stereotypes of CBT formulation. 


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Unified Experiential CBT for Generalised Anxiety Disorder
03/10/2019 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Get an insightful understanding of experiential cognitive and exposure-based exposure treatment of social anxiety. Enhance your confidence in providing therapy by following a step by step specific protocol rather than all too common generic ‘thought mood’ stereotypes of CBT formulation. 


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Behavioural Activation Treatment For Depression
10/10/2019 | All Day EDT

The course covers the theory and model for diagnosing and treating depression. Approach BAT through the functional analysis of avoidance and loss of rewards in depression. By understanding the skilled use of the activity diary, you will learn to identify ‘stuck’ points and effective treatment strategies to get clients unstuck. 


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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Unified CBT Approach
23/11/2019 - 24/11/2019 | 9:00 am EDT

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Unified Experiential CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
07/11/2019 | 12:00 pm EDT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a first line evidence-based treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). 


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Rumination Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
14/11/2019 | 9:00 am EDT

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STAR Centre’s Structured Psychotherapies Conference
15/11/2019 | 8:00 am EDT

This 1-day event is packed with learning opportunities for practicing clinicians with a diverse array of topics on structured psychotherapies delivered by recognized experts. The conference consists of state of the art presentations and workshops, focused on key skills for practice.




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Unified Experiential CBT Skin Picking & Hair pulling
21/11/2019 | 12:00 pm EDT

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Unified Experiential CBT for ADHD
28/11/2019 | 12:00 pm EDT

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common presentation in adult mental health. It is often co-morbid mood and anxiety disorders. Adult ADHD (AADHD) is frequently missed in presentations. There is also the danger of overdiagnosis in presence of other conditions which disrupt attention and concentration. 


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