Students come to TIRP from across Ontario and from diverse social, cultural, educational, and professional backgrounds.
Many have experience in education, social work, nursing, or other helping professions. Others use TIRP as part of a major change in career direction.
TIRP students bring with them self-awareness they have gained in their personal therapy, and a willingness to continue to explore their relational patterns in group process and individual therapy.
Students who prosper at TIRP enjoy experiential learning, self-directed study, and lively, authentic engagement with peers and faculty.
All Institute faculty are members of professional organizations such as the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists and the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists.
Pat DeYoung, MA, MSW, PhD, RP, holds graduate degrees in literature, clinical social work, and philosophy of education. She has been involved in training therapists in psychodynamic, relational modes of therapy since 1988. A relational psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice, she is also the author of Relational Psychotherapy: A Primer (2003, 2015) and Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame: A Relational/Neurobiological Approach (2015).
Rozanne Grimard, MEd, RP, is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and clinical supervisor with 20 years of experience training therapists. Rozanne works with individuals and groups from a feminist, intersubjective, and relational perspective. She brings a holistic approach to her work, attending to the integration of body, mind, spirit, and social aspects of persons.
Jason Winkler, BA (Hons), Cert (RC), PGCert (NSPC), DipTIRP, RP, is a relational/inter- subjective and existential psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in private practice. He has trained in Canada, United Kingdom and the United States and has special interests in the modality of group psychotherapy and in the application of philosophical and contemporary psychoanalytic perspectives to therapeutic narratives.
Karen Essex, BA (Hons), DipTIRP, RP, is a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in private practice. She works with individuals, couples and supervisees from a relational perspective. Karen is a guest member of the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (TICP), an associate member of the Institute for the Advancement of Self Psychology (IASP), and a member of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP).
Judy Gould, MA, PhD, DipTIRP, RP, is a relational psychotherapist in private practice where she works with individual clients and supervisees. In addition, for the past 10 years, she has been facilitating supportive groups for individuals/caregivers who have experienced cancer and facilitating workshops on compassion fatigue and self-care. She has recently begun to facilitate retreats for individuals living with or recovering from cancer.
Sean Meggeson, MA, DipTIRP, RP, works full time in private practice in Toronto. Holding an Addiction Certificate and Addiction Care Worker Diploma from McMaster University, Sean has significant training and experience in addiction counselling. Sean is committed to professional development and besides teaching at TIRP, he is currently teaching seminars at The Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute as well as Lacan Toronto.
Tamara Lynn Robert, RP, is a registered psychotherapist in private practice. She has 20 years experience working in health and social services with people who have been deeply impacted by trauma, grief, mental health issues and addictions. She works relationally through a cultural humility lens that embraces anti-oppressive, LGBTQ positive perspectives.
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