Catherine Phillips

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Catherine L. Phillips is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, a psychotherapy supervisor, and offers electives in Mindfulness in Psychiatry. With a background in integrative psychotherapy of trauma and personality disorders, her special interest is mindfulness meditation and psychotherapy, including the integration of mindfulness into clinical practice as a means of prevention and building resilience.  She is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness (CFM), University of Massachusetts Medical School, and an MBSR Certification Program Teacher Mentor with the UC San Diego CFM.  Dr. Phillips has taught MBSR to assess its outcomes with high-risk youth, and has spoken on and taught mindfulness in Canada and the US.  She is collaborating on developing training programs in MBSR with the goal of cross recognition between certification programs.  Catherine has been honoured with being nominated as the Canadian representative on the First International Working Group to Establish the Integrity of Teaching and Teacher Training of Mindfulness Based Programs. For more information, please see www.mindfulnessinstitute.ca.