Dennis Coates

Dennis Coates Reg. Psych. #311 / Reg. Soc Worker #003, B.A., M.Ed., CAC ll, BSW

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B.A., M.Ed., CAC ll, BSW
Registered Psychologist #311
Registered Social Worker #003

Favorite Book:
“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Victor Frankel

Favorite Quote:
“A simple person believes anything, but a prudent person gives thought to their steps”.  (Proverbs 14:15)

What I like most about my job:
The opportunity to have fun and laugh at ourselves despite the hardships we all experience.

It has been my privilege to provide counselling assistance to clients in Saskatoon since 1977. My style of approach is based on outcome as opposed to process. I strive to provide the tools necessary for you, the client, to deal with the issues at hand so that you can move forward as quickly as possible. I welcome questions and am pleased to explain my observations, opinions and recommendations. It is my hope that by working together we will be able to achieve your goals. I have found that looking for humorous ways of practicing the Serenity Prayer can be interesting and therapeutic.

Areas of Interest:
-Addictions
– Career Planning
– Adult Children of Alcoholics
– Trauma
– Financial
– Anxiety
– Christian Counselling
– Fears
– Marital Enrichment
– Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
– Obsession/Compulsion
– Insomnia
– Workplace Conflict

Training Upgrades & Certificates:
2012 and previous
– Narcissistic & Antisocial Personality Disorders, Dr. J. Reid Meloy, Saskatoon, SK, Oct 2011
– “Fostering Resilience: Building Skills for Effective Practice”, Dr. Glen Fahs, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 2011

2010 and previous
– “Cybersex Addiction, Chronic Loss, Anxiety, Gaming Addiction, Brain Science” – 31st Annual Behavioral and Addictive Disorders, Florida, 2010
– “Positive Psychology, Sex Counselling” – World Psychiatric Association Culture and Mental Health, Cuba, 2009
– Certificate in Heimler Method and Rational Emotive Therapy (Advanced)
– Advanced Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
– Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
– Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI II) Level II, 1997
– Accountable member of the Addiction Intervention
– Approved Private Practice Practitioner; Canadian
– Association of Social Workers.
– Certificate in Elijah House Prayer Counselling
– Certified Addictions Counsellor II
– Level I Energy Psychology
– Psychological Anatomy in Self Regulation Therapy
– Non-certified extended training in hypnosis and Brief Solution Oriented Therapy (each separately accredited by Tulane University and the University of Saskatchewan)
– Accountable member of the Employee Assistance Professional Association Inc.

Professional Experience:
– One year as Co-ordinator with Alliance of Youth and Elderly
– Two years as Social Worker with Community Service Centre
– Three years as Regional Co-ordinator with SADAC
– Senior Consultant with Personnel Performance Consultants since 1980
– Owner of Professional Psychologists & Counsellors since 1994

Augmented Experience:
– Reviewer of six addiction centres in England (1978)
– Invited presenter at the first Industrial Social Work Conference (Boston, 1985)
– Saskatchewan delegate to the Canadian Task Force on Employee Assistance Programs (1988)
– Invited Employee Assistance Program Delegate to the Citizen Ambassador Program to Russia and Lithuania (1993)
– Founding Executive Member for the EMDR Association of Canada, President 2001 – 2004