Karen Sutherland MSW RSW & Kelley Raab PhD RP
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies
Orientation & Interview: April 26, 2019 | 1pm – 4pm
Sessions 1-8: May 3 – June 21, 2019 | 1pm – 3:30pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 9:30am – 1:30pm
Location: 91A Fourth Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 2L1
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy for preventing depressive relapse. It also reduces acute depression, anxiety and stress.
About the Presenters:
Karen Sutherland holds a Master’s degree in Social Work, and has specialist training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) amongst other therapeutic modalities. The personal benefit of participating in an MBCT 8-week program while she was in graduate school in 2012 lead her to professional training in Mindfulness Based Interventions and she now both delivers MBCT programs and works at The Centre for Mindfulness Studies as the director of client services.
Kelley Raab holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Ottawa. She taught at universities in the U.S. for fourteen years. After obtaining psychotherapy training in Chicago and Ottawa, Kelley shifted her career in a clinical direction. Since 2005 she has worked at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. Kelley has a longstanding personal interest in meditation. As a component of her personal practice, Kelley has attended workshops and/or retreats with Tara Brach, Michael Stone, and Michele McDonald, among others. Since obtaining professional training in 2010, she has provided clinical mindfulness groups at the Royal for clients suffering from depression, anxiety, and addictions. She completed MBCT and MBRP (mindfulness-based relapse prevention) professional training in 2013 and 2015, respectively. Kelley also co-facilitates mindfulness training for staff and is a co-investigator on a research study comparing MBCT with CBT for clients suffering from depression.