PTSD recovery for Adults
Michael Dadson earned a PhD in counselling psychology from the University of British Columbia where he specialized in PTSD recovery, specifically, the recovery processes of men who have been traumatized in their relationships with their fathers. Men and women often respond differently to PTSD and to their experiences of recovery. he enjoy meeting people where they are at and finding the unique ways individuals grow and change.
Dr. Dadson served on the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Board of Directors from 2016-2018 and has been active member of the Society and has delivered workshops, symposiums, and papers at the Society’s annual conference. He has published several articles on the treatment and effects of trauma in academic journals and professional magazines. He has published 9 articles and presented over 40 papers, workshops, and posters at professional and community events. Dr. Dadson served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia and an advisor to the Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma from 2014 -2018.
Michael Dadson, Ph.D.
Michael Dadson, Ph.D., has been a Registered Clinical Counsellor since 2000. Michael Dadson specializes in PTSD recovery. He has a long history of treating first responders such as police, military, firemen, and veterans. Dr. Dadson also treats depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and provides individual and couples counselling.
“I believe that being compassionately present with others, using proven fine-tuned skills in a non-judgmental atmosphere of acceptance creates the space and place where transformation begins. Unconditional acceptance mixed with compassion and empathy is the garden where suffering fertilizes human potential and growth is realized.”
I Have Experience With…
Dr. Dadson is trained in and has extensive experience with:
- Certified QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management
- Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Level One
- Certified Observed & Experiential Integration (OEI) Therapist and Trainer
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level One
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level Two
- Enactment Therapy Level One and Two
Dr. Dadson is currently the owner/director of Gentle Currents Counselling and Neuro Feedback a division of Dadson Consulting Services Inc. and has served the Brookswood area of Langley for over 25 years.
Depression and Anxiety
Dr. Dadson continues to help a full range of diverse individuals, couples, and families overcome depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorders, adjustment issues and developmental attachment injuries.
Dr. Dadson has years of trauma therapy experience, and has advanced training in several modalities of trauma treatment.
My Approach & Philosophy
“Michael has a deep belief in humanities capacity to find real life resolutions to suffering, injuries and realize the quest for growth and transformation. Research has shown that human growth happens best when we have access to authentic understanding, support, respect and skilled therapeutic interventions. In session, Michael ‘take the text book off’ and become a human being drawing on skill and experience, to know and understand each unique person. Who they are becoming, where they are in the moment, and what they are looking for”
Michael and his wife Jeanette have been assisting children with special needs and their families for over 25 years. As a therapeutic foster parent he has lived with and worked therapeutically with Caucasian, Afghanistan and Frist Nations children who have ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, FASD, major brain injuries and stroke. He is a Level III therapeutic foster parent who has worked with special needs foster children and contracted with Intensive Child Care Resources Vancouver. In 2009, Michael and Jeanette were honored by the Ministry of Children and Families with an award in “Recognition for their Outstanding Service to Children in Care.”
“I am grateful for the opportunities that I have to serve and care for others. It is a privilege to give. I work hard to make counselling services comfortable because taking that first step to seek help can sometimes be the hardest step of all. “
Dr. Dadson has worked extensively with individuals, couples, families, and groups for over 30 years. He is currently the owner/director of Gentle Currents Counselling and Neuro Feedback a division of Dadson Consulting Services Inc. and has served the Brookswood area of Langley for over 25 years. Here, Dr. Dadson continues to help a full range of diverse individuals, couples, and families overcome depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorders, adjustment issues and developmental attachment injuries. Dr. Dadson has years of trauma therapy experience, and has advanced training in several modalities of trauma treatment including Enactment Therapy, AEDP, Sensory Motor Psychotherapy levels I and II as well as Observed Experiential Integration Therapy levels I and II. He is also certified with QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management and has presented several workshops that focus on helping families cope with depression and anxiety, in government, community and university settings.