Dr. Dietrich is a doctoral level, registered psychologist whose general area of competency is Clinical Psychology. She completed her undergraduate and Masters degrees at Simon Fraser University and her doctoral degree at the University of BC.
She is trained in a variety of treatment approaches and regularly attends conferences and workshops to keep up to date on treatment interventions. Her selection of treatment interventions is determined by her client’s unique needs and presenting problems.
Dr. Dietrich is the recipient of several fellowships and grants for her work on PTSD and perpetration. She has published a book, book chapters and articles in the area of Posttraumatic Stress, and presents internationally on PTSD.
-Assessment and treatment of mental disorders
-Fitness to work/Return to work assessments and treatment
-Forensic assessments in the area of PTSD and related disorders and problems (e.g., dissociation, substance related disorders, etc)
-Forensic risk of violence and risk of sexual violence assessments; trained in Hare's Psychopathy Checklist, Revised (PCL-R)
-Qualified as an expert witness in British Columbia and Washington state
-Evidence-based individual treatment
Examples of treatment approaches:
-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
-Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing (EMDR)
-Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
-Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for trauma
-Skills training (emotion regulation, guided relaxation, etc)
Pro bono professional activities:
-Website editor, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (www.isst-d.org)
-Chair of the Traumatic Stress section of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
-Newsletter editor, CPA Traumatic Stress section
-Chair, website committee, CPA Traumatic Stress section
-Reviewer, Journal of Traumatic Stress
Areas of Expertise
-PTSD/Trauma, including childhood abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, combat, witnessing, life-threatening illness, motor vehicle accidents, physical assault, etc.
Populations Served: Individuals, Couples, and Groups. Trauma groups and Depression groups are occasionally offered. Dr. Dietrich treats teens and adults.