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ABOUT US

MISSION

Grove Centre's mission as a respectful member of the community, is to support children and families within home, school and community environments in collaboration with community members by providing:

  • Therapy, counselling and skills training services to children, adolescents, parents and families;
  • Training to mental health and school professionals;
  • Supervision to mental health professionals; and
  • Consultation to mental health professionals, school staff and other community members.

 

FUNDING

Therapy services are covered by some health insurance plans.

SERVICES

Therapy services for children, adolescents and families: diagnostic assessment, individual therapy with children and adolescents, parent education and skills training, family therapy, filial therapy (parent-child relationship), play therapy, and consultation, advocacy and collaboration with community members.

Go to Services for Families page for more information.
 

Professional services for mental health professionals: training, supervision, and consultation on child and adolescent individual therapy, play therapy, filial therapy, family therapy, and parent education.

Go to Services for Professionals page for more information.
 

Professional services for school teachers and administrators: training on classroom management and consultation.

Go to Services for Professionals page for more information.

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SERVICES

THERAPY

Individual therapy, counselling and skills training with children and adolescents, parent education and skills training, family therapy, filial therapy (parent-child relationship), and play therapy.

TRAINING

Training on child and adolescent individual therapy, play therapy, filial therapy, family therapy, parent education, and attachment-based classroom management. Training is often significantly experiential to facilitate skill practice and development.

SUPERVISION

Supervision for mental health professionals. In-person and distance supervision.

CONSULTATION

Consultation for mental health professionals and agencies and school professionals and schools.

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STAFF BIOGRAPHY

Christopher Conley, MA, RCC, RMFT, CPT-S, RPT-S

Christopher Conley is a child and family therapist in clinical practice in Burnaby, British Columbia. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is credentialed as a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, as a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a Certified Play Therapist Supervisor with the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy, and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor with the (American) Association for Play Therapy.

He is also a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an Approved Provider of Child and Play Therapy Continuing Education and Foundation Training with CACPT and an Approved Provider of Play Therapy Continuing Education with APT. He was previously credentialed as a Licensed School Counsellor in Indiana, as a Certified Addictions Counsellor in Minnesota, and as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota. Christopher is a Filial Therapy Instructor and provides intensive filial therapy trainings to mental health professionals.

Christopher has twenty years of clinical experience with families and children ages 18 months to 18 years. He has worked in out-patient, residential and in-home settings providing individual, group, family, filial therapy and play therapy, and parent education.

Christopher has competency in a number of areas including diagnostic assessment, mood and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, oppositional and conduct-disorder behaviour, addiction, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, autism spectrum disorders, trauma and abuse, school issues, family issues, attachment, parenting and parent-child relationship issues.

Christopher is actively involved in the professional community. He has written articles on play therapy, attachment therapy, parenting and classroom management and has conducted presentations and workshops across Canada and in Minnesota on play therapy, therapy with young children, filial therapy, parent education and classroom management. He is a past board member of the British Columbia Play Therapy Association and the Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy.