Dr. Moira Tweedale

E-mail  moiratweedale@bell.net

99 Holland Ave, Suite 103
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1

Dr. Moira Tweedale has been a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the province of Ontario since 1991, and has been in full time private practice for the past 16 years.  Prior to that she worked in the field of Correctional and Criminal Psychology in federal and provincial prison settings, and with Ottawa Probation and Parole Services. In addition to her private practice, she continues to provide services for Correctional Services Canada Parole Services in Ottawa, working with both men and women on federal parole.  Dr. Tweedale has also been a consulting psychologist with Health Canada since 1993 working with the First Nation Inuit  Health Benefits program.

Dr. Tweedale has extensive experience in providing psychological assessment and treatment to adults and teenagers  in the areas of: stress management,  relationship and couples therapy, family relationships, anxiety and depressive disorders, loss and grief, adjustment issues, anger and aggression management, interpersonal assertiveness, emotional management , trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, adult survivors of childhood emotional, physical or sexual abuse, military service trauma, crisis intervention, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, burnout, risk/threat  assessment, victims of domestic violence, substance abuse, and correcting anti-social attitudes and behavior.  She has facilitated numerous group therapy programs in the areas of anger management, substance abuse and relapse prevention, and human relationships.

A graduate of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa, Dr. Tweedale utilizes a cognitive-behavioral, social learning model of psychotherapy, helping clients express and ventilate emotions, and  identify and modify beliefs, defences and learned behavioral/communication patterns that may be either contributing to, or keeping the client "stuck" in their feelings or situation of distress. Therapy works at developing alternative perspectives and strategies to address problem areas or alleviate painful, distressing emotions. The therapeutic process also facilitates decision making and improving interpersonal relationships.
Dr. Tweedale has completed professional development training in the areas of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Crisis Intervention, Emotionally Focused Marital Therapy, Risk Assessment, and working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse and Relapse Prevention, Anger and Aggression Management,  and Offender Reintegration and Rehabilitation.    More recently she was selected to participate in and successfully completed training in the area of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), a structured trauma treatment protocol developed for treatment of PTSD with military personnel and veterans, as well as victims of other types of trauma.  This training was sponsored jointly by the Department of National Defence, National Institute for Health and Veterans Affairs Canada.

Professional Associations: The College of Psychologists of Ontario
                                               The Canadian Psychological Association

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