Katherine Fortier is originally from Canada and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with First Class Honours at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, and went on to complete a Master’s degree in Child & Educational Psychology from the University of Waterloo, specialising in Play Therapy and Psycho-educational Assessment.
Her career has included positions for school boards, a children’s mental health care centre, as well as serving on a multi-disciplinary team providing specialist services to children in remote northern communities.
Since moving to The Hague in 1997, Katherine has been very involved in parent education, providing courses and seminars for parents on a wide variety of child and parenting issues. A mother of three, she brings both her professional expertise and personal experience to the role of parent educator. Katherine is a popular speaker and has lectured and taught widely in community, school, and university settings.
Katherine is a Psycho-educational Consultant to the HCO (Haagse Centrum voor Onderwijsbegeleding). Katherine regularly consults and collaborates with many international schools in and around The Hague.
Katherine’s practice is centrally located in The Hague, within the Archipel Psychology Counselling and Family Services Centre. She chiefly uses a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach and incorporates Narrative Therapy techniques and Mindfulness practices as appropriate to the child or family.
Katherine is a Member of the Netherlands Intitute of Psychologists (Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen – NIP) and follows its code of ethical practice.
Katherine is a Member of the International School Psychologists Association and International Affiliate Member of the American Psychological Association.
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