Janice graduated in 1992 with a Master of Arts in Psychology from The University of Regina. For the next 25 years or so, Janice worked with children between infancy to 21 years of age and their families as they dealt with a range of emotional, behavioural and developmental issues. These issues included: ADHD, ASD, Anxiety, Divorce and Separation, Trauma, Emotional Regulation Difficulties, Learning Problems and Developmental Delays. Janice was initially trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but she developed a strong interest in family therapy, narrative therapy and solution focused therapy. She also uses play therapy and trauma-informed approaches were also studied and practiced. She has also expanded her approach to therapy by pursuing training and consultation in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Janice has previously developed and delivered a range of parenting programs, to help parents cope with the issues already noted. She enjoys leading groups and is known to bring a sharp wit and a quick sense of humour to her work, while maintaining the ability to work therapeutically with parents, caregivers, children and teens. In 2018, she began working with adults in a chronic pain rehabilitation program. Janice is registered to practice with the Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board.
Janice joined Key Assets clinical services in the summer of 2018, to help maintain her connection with children and families. At Key Assets, she works with clients and their families, if desired, across the lifespan. She is also a co-leader / consultant at Connections. This is a weekly non-directive play-based group for socially isolated children. The children spend Tuesday afternoons exploring a variety of games and activities with peers and staff, who help them develop or refine social skills and relationships as they play and learn. It’s a lot of fun although her skills in mini-stick hockey are still emerging.