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Vikki Reynolds, Ph.D., R.C.C.

Associate Faculty, Master of Counselling Program

Vikki is a social justice activist, therapeutic supervisor and instructor who works with teams struggling in the margins and intersections of power. Vikki’s therapeutic experience includes clinical supervision and therapy with refugees and survivors of torture, mental health and substance misuse counsellors, rape crisis counsellors and working alongside transgender and queer communities. She is the Clinical Supervisor at Peak House, a live in program for youth struggling with substance misuse, WAVAW (women against violence against women) the rape crisis centre, CWHWC a free transgender/gender variant clinic, and works with shelter and housing teams at RainCity Housing, Atira and Lookout. She also supervises and trains therapy and community teams and activists independently and for non- profit agencies.  Vikki has taught and published internationally and her work has been translated into 4 languages.

  • 2005-present: Instructor for Counselling Certificate Program, Vancouver Community College
  • 2008-present: Consultant, Rain City Housing Society
  • 2007-present: Clinical Coordinator, Prism Program: LGBT2S Communities
  • 1999-2002: Group therapist, Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House

  • PhD, Social Sciences: Tilburg University, Netherlands (Taos Institute), K. Gergen, S. Roth Advisors. 2010
  • M.A., Counselling Psychology: Adler Institute of Professional Psychology, Chicago, U.S.A. 1996
  • H.B.O.R., Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON 1985
  • B.A. English Literature, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON 1984
  • The Family Centre, New Zealand. Therapy Practicum. Worked cross-culturally with Maori and Pacific Islander sections using ‘Just Therapy” model. Studied with Policy and Research Section. 1998
  • Dulwich Centre Training, Adelaide, Australia. Michael White Intensive, Johnella Bird/David Epston Intensive. 1999
  • Narrative Ideas and Therapeutic Practice, three-year Certificate Program: Yaletown Family Therapy, Vancouver, BC 1997

City University Dean’s award for Distinguished Instruction.


A Supervision of Solidarity. (In press). Canadian Journal of Counselling.

  • Collective Ethics as a Path to Resisting Burnout 2009. Insights: Journal of the British Columbia Association of Certified Counsellors.
  • Doing Justice: A Witnessing Stance in Therapeutic Work Alongside Survivors of Torture and Political Violence 2010. In J. Raskin, S. Bridges, & R. Neimeyer (Eds.), Studies in meaning 4: Constructivist perspectives on theory, practice, and social justice. New York: Pace University Press.
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  • An Ethic of Resistance: Front Line Worker as Activist 2008
    BWSS: Women Making Waves. Vol 19(1): 5.
  • Realities of Race Report, with Linda Coyle 2005
    University of British Columbia, –
  • Weaving Threads of Belonging: Cultural Witnessing Groups 2001
    Journal of Child and Youth Care. Vol 15(3): 89-106.
  • Witness not Gossip: The Gender Group at Peak House 2000, Radke, C., Kitchen, M., & Reynolds, V. Unpublished Manuscript distributed by Justice For Girls and Pacific Youth Society.
  • Therapeutic Conversations with Survivors of Torture 1997, BC Association of Counselors of Abusive Men Conference proceedings, pg. 57-60. Ed: A. Hamilton.

Her book and articles, book chapters and some interviews and keynote addresses are available for free download on her website,

Courses Taught at CityUniversity
  • Professional Ethics and Law (CPC 510)
  • Psychology of Trauma & Interpersonal Violence (CPC 522)
  • Research Project/Thesis (CPC 603)
  • Practicum (CPC 651, 652, 653)
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