Keynote Speaker*

Sandra C. Paivio, PhD

Dr. Sandra C. Paivio is Professor in the Psychology Department, Director of the Psychotherapy Research Centre at the University of Winsor, and has 20 years of clinical experience. She is one of the developers of emotion-focused therapy, particularly applied to complex trauma (EFTT), and has conducted clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of and processes of change in EFTT. She is author of numerous publications on trauma and psychotherapy, including co-author (1997, with Les Greenberg) of Working with Emotions in Psychotherapy, author (2010, with Antonio Pascual-Leone) of Emotion-focused Therapy for Complex Trauma, and author (with Lynne Angus) of a forthcoming book on Narrative Processes in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Trauma. Dr. Paivio has presented numerous workshops nationally and internationally and provided intensive graduate student and professional training in EFT and EFT specifically for trauma. She also is an invited member of the American Psychological Association (Division 56) working group developing best practice guidelines for complex trauma.

*Speakers are introduced according to the chronological order of presentation.