Resume - Dr. Christine Selda, Ph.D
Christine is a skilled teacher and change maker. She works as an expressive arts therapist, registered clinical counsellor, yoga teacher trainer and social justice maverick in settings of all shapes and sizes, from mountain tops to university classrooms.
EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPIST & REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR, PRIVATE PRACTICE- VANCOUVER & SQUAMISH, B.C. – 2004- PRESENT
Thriving private practice based in expressive arts therapy, clinical counselling, yoga therapy and shamanism. British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) Registered Clinical Counsellor – RCC Registration # 10206
CLINICAL SUPERVISOR, HOWE SOUND WOMEN’S CENTRE SOCIETY, 2014-PRESENT
Clinical Supervisor for all counsellors and front line transition house workers. Individual and group supervision sessions based in clinical counselling, the expressive arts and social change.
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, QUEST UNIVERSITY CANADA, SQUAMISH, B.C.- 2016- 2017
Teaching concentration courses in Expressive Arts Therapy and Self, Culture & Society.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/FOUNDER, SHAMANIC YOGA INSTITUTE, SQUAMISH, B.C.- 2006- PRESENT
Registered yoga, meditation and yoga therapy school, Canadian Yoga Alliance. Head Teacher, 200hr, 300hr, 500hr teacher trainings and Mastery classes in shamanism, yoga and expressive arts and social change. Conceived, organized and executed over 150 seminars.
Trainer for Esemkwu –Squamish Nation Healing and Wellness Centre. Facilitator for group empowerment work with Canadian ParaOlympic Team.
Founder and Chair Person of Non-Profit Society :Friends of Stawamus working for environmental stewardship, equal access education and social justice.
OUTDOOR EDUCATOR AND GUIDE, NATIONAL OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP SCHOOL, LANDER, WYOMING – 2003-2007
EUROPEAN GRADUATE SCHOOL, SAAS FEE, SWITZERLAND, PH.D MAGNA CUM LAUDE- 2020
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
ARTS, HEALTH & SOCIETY /EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY, CONSULTING, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE
EGS, SAAS FEE, SWITZERLAND, CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDIES : RESEARCH, LEADERSHIP AND TRAINING IN EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY, EDUCATION & CONSULTING -2015
EGS, SAAS FEE, SWITZERLAND, MASTERS DEGREE IN EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY WITH A MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY- 2009.
CAPILANO UNIVERSITY, VANCOUVER, B.C. STUDIO ARTS MASTER DIPLOMA- 2004
THOMPSON RIVER UNIVERSITY, KAMLOOPS, B.C., ADVENTURE GUIDE DIPLOMA -2000
Christine is the mother of three children, she has skills in logistical management and diplomacy, along with mediation skills, conflict transformation and unconditional team spirit and support. Christine is refined in mindfulness techniques, yoga, snowboarding, skateboarding and rock climbing. She is a musician playing the harmonium and singing. She has planted over a million trees in British Columbia, having endurance and stamina as skills. Her greatest asset is her skill for having fun.
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