Susie Costello MEd, RP, Clinical Member OSP

Professional Development Record

Workshops and Seminars

“Love Sense” and Science to Shape Megawatt Couples Interventions Sue Johnson, November 27, 2014

Anger: Tending the Fire Michael Stone, April 26, 2013.

Rethinking Couples Therapy: A Radical Approach to Sex, Love, and Infidelity, Esther Perel, May 3-4, 2012

The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD,November 24, 2011

Shame in the Shadow of Trauma, Judith Herman and Clarissa Chandler, October 30, 2010

Trauma and Attachment in Psychotherapy, David Wallin, November 21, 2009

Enriching Careers and Lives: CareerCycles Method of Practice Training, Mark Franklin, January 16, 2009

Intersubjective Therapy with Couples, Sonia Singer and Pat DeYoung, November 2007 – March 2008

Suicide Prevention Workshop, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, September 27, 2007

Introduction to Peacemaking Circles, Ontario Society for Psychotherapists, May 5, 2007

Empathy: The Key to the Treatment of Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, John P. Wilson, Ph.D., March 13, 2006

Family Violence and Its Aftermath, Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, September 27, 2005

The Healing Process:  Responding to Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre, March 17, 1992

Education/Dissociation:  Multiple Personality, An Outcome of Child Abuse, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, January 25-26, 1991


Sexual Addiction, Cybersex, and the Family, Bellwood Health Services, November 17, 2010

Managing Suicidal and Self Harming Behaviours, Ontario Society for Psychotherapists, February 27, 2007

Affairs Of The Heart Or The Heart Of Affairs: The Challenge Of Doing Couples Therapy In The Aftermath Of An Affair, Ontario Society for Psychotherapists, April 22, 2006

Complex Post-Traumatic Stress:  Clinical Interventions for Adults with a History of Childhood Abuse And/Or Partnered Violence, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, February 28, 2006

The Experience of Women Who Engage in Self-Inflicted Skin Cutting, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, November 25, 2005


Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth

Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame: A Relational/Neurobiological Approach by Pat De Young

How to be Sick: A Buddhist Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers by Toni Berhard

Sink into Sleep by Judith R. Davidson

The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy by Susan M. Johnson

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence—From Domestic Violence to Political Terror by Judith L. Herman

The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

Overcoming Eating Disorders: A Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder, Therapist Guide by W. Stewart Agras and Robin F. Apple

Healing the Incest Wound:  Adult Survivors in Therapy by Christine A. Courtois

Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore

Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Dance of Intimacy: A Woman’s Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships by Harriet Goldhor Lerner

The Alchemy of Illness by Kat Duff

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher

Going on Being: Buddhism and the Way of Change by Mark Epstein

Contents and Connections:  An Intersubjective Systems Approach to Couples Therapy by David Shaddock

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

Recovering My Voice: A Memoir of Chaos, Spirituality, and Hope by Aruni Nan Futuronsky


Ongoing individual supervision.

Related Activities

Board of Directors, Ontario Society of Psychotherapists, 2010

Personal Growth

Toronto Shambhala Meditation Centre, Member, 2003-2007

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Jon Kabat-Zinn), Participant, January-March 2002

Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health, Resident/Staff, 1993-1995

WEN-DO: Women's Self Defence, Participant, March 15-16, 1990

Kibbutz Shoval, Volunteer, January-August 1986

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