Background

Dr. Beverley Kort - Registered PsychologistI obtained my graduate degree in Humanistic Psychology from the State University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia in 1976. I have been a Registered Psychologist in BC since 1981 and in private practice since 1986.
 
 
My early years  were spent working in a non-profit behavioural drug and alcohol treatment centre, the BC Government's Heroin Treatment Program, chronic pain research and in community mental health.
 
 
I am philosophically a Solution Focused Brief therapist, an approach which places the focus on a person’s future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences. I work with my clients to develop a new vision of the future and explore what difference that will make in their lives as we begin developing strategies leading towards this better future.
 
 
I may also utilize other modalities, such as Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Collaborative Couples therapy and Gottman Marital therapy.
 
 
In order to maintain our professional competency and to provide the highest standard of care, psychologists must participate in a set minimal number of hours per year of professional development.  I do my utmost to keep up with all the current literature that relates to my practice as well as professional development opportunities.  This also includes familiarltiy with the field of psychopharmacology in order to collaborate  with my clients' physicians if medication is involved.
 
 
 
I am covered by insurance companies that cover therapy by a Registered Psychologist. I am also on the approved First Nations list and Victim's Compensation.

You can make an appointment with me by calling 604-362-7847. Our receptionist will schedule your appointment and also provide a courtesy reminder call.

Workshops Conducted
 
SUPPORTING STUDENTS STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL HEALTH DIFFICULTIES:
Challenges and Strategies (for faculty and staff)
(2006 – present)

REFLECTING TEAM APPROACH TO SUPERVISION (2002 – 2007)

  • Jewish Family Service Agency
  • Simon Fraser University Clinical Psychology Graduate Program
STRESS MANAGEMENT AND/OR COMMUNICATION SKILLS (1990 – 2000)
  • Cancer Control Agency (social workers)
  • DARE Program (youth workers)
  • S.L. Feldman & Association (talent agents)
  • Columbia Centre for Pain Control & Stress Management
  • Women's Resources Centre (UBC)
  • North Vancouver School Board
  • Nanaimo Family Life Centre, Nanaimo, B.C.
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • Surrey Teacher's Union
  • National Association for Older Canadians
FEMALE THERAPIST, MALE CLIENTS:
Gender and power issues in therapy
(1995 – 2000)
  • Counselling Centre for Women, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Association for Women in Psychology, Portland, Oregon.
  • Judaism, Feminism and Psychology Network.
  • SHARE Community Mental Health Centre, Coquitlam, B.C.

REGISTRATIONS

  • College of Psychologists of British Columbia (1981)
  • Canadian Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology (1989)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • B.C. Psychological Association (1981)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (1981)
  • Association for Women in Psychology, American Psychological Association (1991)
  • Stone Center for Women (1980)
  • American Psychological Association (1999)
  • BC Organizational Development Network (2007)