Presenters

Dr. Robert Lees ED.D.

Dr. Rob Lees is a psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of BC. Rob graduated from UBC in 1986 with a doctorate in Counselling Psychology. Since 1991 he has worked with the BC Government’s Child and Youth Mental Health Service in Fraser Region, fulfilling several roles, including team leader, community psychologist, regional consultant and regional practice analyst.

Rob teaches in the Graduate Program in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University (Family Therapy and Family Systems) and in the School of Child and Youth Care at the University College of the Fraser Valley.

Rob’s doctoral training specialized in marriage and family therapy, and marriage education.  Rob has been leading and instructing courses for couples since 1980.  He has also written a book called Prepared Companions based on the well known couple inventory Prepare/Enrich.  He authored the text The Growth in Marriage Handbook, a guide for leaders of marriage seminars.  Rob has attended and presented at numerous conferences, and given trainings on how to lead couple’s workshops.  He also writes regularily for The Chillwiack Press on human relationships.

Sarah Patrick, M.A., PsyD Candidate, RCC

Sarah Patrick works with couples, families, and individuals. Sarah has an MA in Counselling Psychology and is in the final hear of her Doctorate in the Clinical Psychology program at Alder University. Sarah is a member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, making her a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Sarah is completing her pre-doctoral internship with Child and Youth Mental Health and the Youth Health Center and has been focusing her training on couples in conflict.