Professional Credentials

Background

Sylvain C. Boies, Ph.D.I obtained my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. The Wright Institute is a school fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) that emphasises a psychodynamic approach to psychotherapy while integrating cognitive and behavioural practices and techniques. I completed an APA approved internship at the University of California at Davis and a Post-Doctorate Fellowship in college mental health at Stanford University. Since 2004, I have studied the major psychoanalytic theorists through the Western Branch of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society.

I have worked in several community mental health clinics with individuals of diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and sexual orientations. I have offered psychotherapy services in private practice since 2000. I was on staff at the Counselling Services of the University of Victoria from 1999 to 2005 where I provided psychological services to students and employees (i.e., individual, couple and group therapy) and supervised graduate students. During that period, I also conducted and published research on human sexuality.

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