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Dr. Andrea Araujo, PhD, RCC
Department of Psychology
Dr. Andrea Araujo, RCC holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). Her training includes a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy, and her thesis work on trauma treatment for sexual abuse was published in the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice (2008). Her doctoral work at the Pontifical Catholic University of Goias in Brazil (PUC-Goias) focused on the acculturation process in immigrants and was published as a book in 2018. Dr. Andrea is a sessional instructor in the Psychology department at the University of British Columbia, her alma mater, for the course Socialization: Media Content and Effects, which takes an in-depth look into how the use of digital media and screens affect our development and relationships from childhood onwards. She is also Board Certified in Neurofeedback by Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, and a member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR). She is a neurotherapy provider for the addiction recovery center Together We Can and her research in this area has been accepted for presentation at several conferences.
Dr. Andrea provides a variety of assessments, psychotherapy and treatment planning for children, youth and adults. Areas of assessment include ADHD, intellectual disability, mood disorders, personality, and trauma. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, abuse/trauma, and addiction, and provides training in psychoeducational processes such as behavioural intervention and social skills improvement. Dr. Andrea utilizes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family Systems approaches, and depth approaches that include attachment amongst other therapy types and encourages and supports the development of each clients' potentials and weaknesses into strengths.