Joelle Lazar

659A Moberly Rd.
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 4A4
Office Phone: 6047882804
Member since 2023
Membership Type: IACP


Mental Health Professional

Hello Collaborative Process Professionals, I look forward to connect and share our passion for helping couples and families navigate divorce in a way they feel supported and secure in the hands of skilled, compassionate, and effective professionals.

Area(s) of Practice: Couples Counselling (ISTDP/PACT/Mediation skills), Individual Counselling (Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Grief/Transitions, Attachment Issues, Personality Disorders (BPD).
License(s): Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #11405

Professional Activities

ISTDP training, PACT training, Supervision, presentations/conferences

Undergraduate Education

McGill University 1994

Postgraduate Education

City University Masters in Counselling 2013

Professional Education

Summary of Training
January 2022 to January 2025 – ISTDP Core Training with Diane Byster (four 3 day modules each year).
Experiential/Attachment Oriented Therapy:
Apr 2023 - Trial Therapy Seminar and Supervision with Patricia Coughlin (Seven hours, online.)
Nov 2022- Exploring the Intersection of ISTDP and Couples Therapy with Diane Byster (five hour seminar)
Oct 2022- Love Is In the Air, International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association conference in Venice Italy (Four full days of presentations by leading Master Therapists, and other up and coming Therapist innovators)
July 2022- Fragility Semiar with Dr. Allan Abbass (4 hrs, once per month for a year).
May 2022 - Bringing Structural Change in the Fragile Patient: 3-Day Immersion with Dr. Allan Abbass
April, May 2022 – Treating PTSD with ISTDP with Joel Town, 14 hrs.
February 2022 – Working in the Transference with the Fragile Patient with Joel Town, 7 hrs.
January 2022 – Recognizing and Resolving Sexual Conflicts in ISTDP with Patricia Coughlin, 8 hrs.
October 2021 – An Audio Visual Introduction to Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy with Marvin Skorman, Jackie Meltz, and Johannes Kieding, 6 hrs.
October 2021 – The Power of Small Wins in ISTDP with Reiko Ikemoto-Joseph, 3.25 hrs.
September 2021 – Waiting for the Emotion Revolution with Allan Abbass and Les Greenberg, 3.5 hrs.
June 2021 – Moderate and High Resistance in ISTDP: A 3 Day Immersion with Allan Abbass, 3 X 7 hrs.
Feb 2021 – Mastering the Art of the Trial Therapy with Patricia Coughlin, 8 hrs.
Jan 2021 – Working with Adolescents and Youth using ISTDP with Allan Abbass Course, 3 hrs.
Oct 8, 2020 – Working with Splitting and Dissociation in a Fragile Patient, with Jon Frederickson – 8 hrs.
Sept 06, 2020 to the Present- Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy with Veronica Kallos-Lilly (20 hrs as of May 2021.)
Jul 28- Sep 29, 2020 – ISTDP. Experiential Dynamic Therapy: The Theory and Technique of Emotion-Focused, Experience-Near Psychodynamic Psychotherapy an Introduction, with Lindsay Chipman MA and Mark Vail Psy D – 20 hrs.
Jul 8-11, 2019 – Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples, Externship with Vancouver Couples and Family Institute, with Yolanda von Hockauf and Veronica Kallos-Lilly
Sep 2018 – AEDP Master Class: Fierce Love with Sue Anne Piliero
Feb 2018 – July 2018 – AEDP Core Skills Training
Feb 2017 – AEDP Immersion with Diana Fosha, Vancouver, BC.
Sep 2017 – AEDP Master Class: Spirituality in Psychotherapy with Danny Leung, Vancouver, BC.
Nov 2014 – Therapist & Client Actively Directing the Process of Neuroplasticity – Beatriz Winstanley, M.Ed., Psych, Van, BC.
Oct 2014, Jun 2014, Nov 2016 – AEDP Cascadia Community Presentations, Vancouver BC.
Aug 2014 – AEDP Workshop: Struggling with Transformance, Vancouver, BC
Oct 25, 2013 – Catalyzing Secure Attachment (AEDP) with Benjamin Lipton, Vancouver, BC.
Collaborative Divorce:
Feb 2023- Basic Training Collaborative Model of Dispute Resolution, UBC Robson Square (Three day training, eight hours each day).
Case Management:
Jul 2015 – DSM 5 Overview Course, Adler University, Van, BC.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
May 2016 – Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training
Dec 2016 – Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training
Jan, May 2023- Diane Byster Couples Case Consultation Group Supervision (2 hr meeting)
Sep 2022- - Group Supervision with Jon Frederickson (three 1.5 hour meetings).
Sep 2022 - Mar 2023- ISTDP Group Supervision with Jonathan Entis (3.5 hrs monthly for six months).
Jul 2022 - Present- ISTDP Supervision with Diane Byster
Jul 2018 – Apr 2023 – ISTDP Supervision with Jessie Langlois
Jul 2016-Jan 2019 – AEDP Supervision with Richard Harrison, Dale Trimble, Patricia Rowe, Maria Angelina
Jun 2014 – Supervision and Group Training in Gestalt with Dr. Bea Mackay, Phd, Vancouver, BC
Feb 15 – 16, 2020 – Andrew Leeds, Defenses and Affect Restructuring with EMDR, Vancouver BC.
Apr 29-30, 2019 – Janina Fisher, Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Transformational Approaches to Treating Complex Trauma
Oct 2017 – EMDR Basic Training, Vancouver, BC.
Apr 2013 – Bessel Van Der Kolk, New Frontiers in Trauma Treatment, Vancouver, BC
Nov 2013 – Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1, Vancouver, BC
Sep 2012 – Apr 2013 – Motivational Dialogue, Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT), Marital & Family Therapy, Group Work with Teens, The Power of Connection, Assisting Survivors of Trauma (30 hrs), Share Family Services Internship Training Program, Port Moody, BC.
May 2022 to July 2022- Tools for Parenting Children with ADHD (16 hrs over 8 weeks)
Neuro & Gender diversity:
Feb 13 – 14 2013 – Zooming in on Social Communication, Richmond, BC.
Feb 15, 2013 – Friend 2 Friend Facilitators Workshop, Van, BC.
Apr 2012 – Transgender Positive Practice , Vancouver, BC
Expressive & Play Therapies:
Nov 23, 2019 – Lisa Dion Synergetic Play Therapy Workshop
Feb 2019 – Trauma Informed Care for Registered Massage Therapists. I presented at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy
Nov 2019 – Wired Together: Self, Science and Society, Richmond, BC. I presented on Fierce Love: Therapist Presence in the Face of Passive Suicide.
Apr 2018 – Mindful Parenting. I presented at BCACC’s Mindful Living.
Feb 2017 – Body Centered Psychotherapy. I presented at BCACC’s Mindful Living.
Feb 2016 – Mindfulness For Managing Stress. I gave this workshop at Kwantlen College.
Jun 2015 – Mindfulness At Play. I gave this workshop at Stretch Yoga.
Feb 2015 – This is Your Brain on Mindfulness: The Science and Practice of Mindfulness for Optimal Health & Well Being. I gave this workshop at Stretch Yoga.
May 2012 – Narrative Therapy Conference. I attended this workshop in Vancouver, BC.
Oct 2014 – Oct 2015 – Vancouver Coastal Health. I was a SMART Recovery Facilitator, and yoga teacher for those struggling with substance abuse.
Feb 2014- Jun 2015 – Friends For Life. I provided counselling for those in treatment for cancer ALS, and AIDS