Diana Winfield M.A. (Counselling Psychology)
Mrs. Diana Winfield is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, RN#005389. She holds a Master Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and a College Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Georgian College. Mrs. Winfield completed her MACP practicum at CHIMO Youth and Family Services where she managed the intake and crisis line and referred clients to appropriate services and connected them with appropriate resources. Mrs. Winfield provided solution- focused brief therapy, individual and group therapy, as well as Family Skills Building and Support Program. In addition, Mrs. Winfield assisted students with behavioural, learning, academic, emotional and social problems. Mrs, Winfield utilizes play therapy principles when working with children.
Mrs. Winfield also completed her Therapeutic Recreation Practicum at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital where she assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated therapeutic recreation programs for rehabilitation. She also led group leisure education lessons with focus on benefits of recreation, and facilitated group programs during Bloorview's summer camp.
Mrs. Winfield worked at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), where she worked with adults with complex mental illness in the forensic system who were deemed not criminally responsible (NCR) or unfit to stand trial in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Mrs. Winfield primarily treated clients with Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality, and Mood Disorders (depression, bipolar and substance-induce disorder) in the Schizophrenia Complex Care and Recovery Program. Mrs. Winfield has experience working in an Assertive Community treatment Team (ACT) and Intensive Case Management (ICM) models, in the outpatient service, where she provided holistic assessment, individual and group counselling, case management and psycho-education.
Mrs. Winfield has been trained in different evidence based therapy treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focus CBT, CBT post-partum, and Mindfulness and Reality Acceptance. Mrs. Winfield works from a holistic, inclusive, diverse and trauma informed care perspective and is also a strong advocate for the 5 social determinants of health and child rights.
Throughout her career Mrs. Winfield has facilitated several programs such as Illness Management and Recovery, Social Skills, Emotion Regulation, Lego group, community access program, relapse prevention, and Family skills building.