A certified Clinical Supervisor, Addiction Counsellor, and Counselling Therapist.
With a proven track record working with youth and adults using REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy) techniques to achieve measurable and sustained behavioural change. Crossed trained in the Addicted Brain; harm Intervention and Psychological First Aid. Shirvington is skilled in determining detoxification intervention urgency; addictions detoxification referral and motivational harm reduction coaching, and; mental illnesses case management.
He has served clients of the Salvation Army – Calgary’s Centre of Hope, Addiction Recovery Program for over 2+ years; CAMH; Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services; Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County. With over 15 years of researching religions and the significance, spirituality plays in psychology and the functioning of the human mind. He has written, blogged and produced various blogs and podcasts across all significant religions promoting holistic and practical ways of living. He further developed his intervention skills working with diverse at-risk populations on the streets and in homeless shelters, as well as daily residential client life-skills training; treatment and relapse prevention planning; weekly addiction counselling; and case management. As well as determining detoxification intervention urgency; to making timely referrals for detoxification.