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Lynda Beveridge, PhD (candidate), M.A., M.A., B.Sc., R.C.C.

Associate Faculty, Master of School Counselling and Master of Counselling Programs

My work has been varied in educational contexts in the UK and Canada – primarily within Faculties of Education in both teaching and administrative faculty roles. Currently I work at BCIT full-time and I also have a private counselling practice in the greater Vancouver, BC area. I am a certified parenting facilitator, and have done extensive training in Adlerian counselling and expressive therapy techniques. I am in the final phase of a PhD in Education at Simon Fraser University.

A varied academic background results in a varied research interest!
In education – learning design/pedagogy, disability (autism, ADHD), special education, and technology use/online/mixed mode learning.
In counselling – affirmative or transformative experiences – learning and/or personal/professional growth, mindfulness, strength-based approaches applied to situations (i.e. could be measurement of efficacy of group strategies or a classroom based program).

Preferred methodology is qualitative: Case study, grounded theory, and phenomenological methods.

Courses taught at CityUniversity

  • Couples Therapy (CPC 606)
  • Preparation for Professional Growth (ECC 509)
  • Technology Tools and Information Literacy (ECC 510)
  • Research Methods in Education (ECC 511)
  • Diverse Cultures in Education (ECC 515)
  • Family Systems (ECC 516)
  • Individual Counselling Theories (EGC 530)
  • Research project/thesis in School-based Counselling (EGC 640, 641)
  • Research project/thesis in Educational Leadership (EEA 600/610)

Experience

2010-present: Clinical Counsellor, Private Practice

2013-presentL Instructional Development Consultant, BCIT

2000-2004: Senior Lecturer/Program Leader (School of Education), University of East London

Education

Doctorate in Education, Simon Fraser University, 2017

Master of Arts (Counselling Psychology), 2009

Master of Arts (Education), University of London, 2003

Bachelor of Science, University of East London, 2000

Publications

Beveridge, L.M. (2009).  Parents’ of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders experiences of stress, coping and perceived need for counselling services. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag.

Lewis, L., Trushell, J. & Woods, P. (2005). Effects of ICT group work on interactions and social acceptance of a primary pupil with Asperger’s Syndrome. British Journal of Educational Technology (36), 739-755. London: Blackwell.

Hughes, G. & Lewis, L. (2003). Who are successful online learners? Exploring the different learner identities produced in virtual learning environments. In Cook, J. and McConnell, D. (Eds.). Communities of Practice. Peer reviewed and published as part of the Research Proceedings of the 10th Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C 2003). Held 8-10 September 2003, The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Hughes, G. & Lewis, L. (2002). An evaluation of student engagement with virtual learning: pedagogic design, gender, learning approaches and orientation towards ICTs. Peer reviewed and published as part of the Research Proceedings of the SOLT Conference held in London, England May 2002.