Ms. Marlene Jackson, MEd, CCC
Preferred Name: Marlene
I am a Certified EMDR therapist. I have been a Bereavement Counsellor with the Palliative Care Program since 2000. In my current role, I provide supportive counselling to children and adults who have had someone die connected to our palliative program. We also provide group supports for all types of death loss. There is no charge for these services. Since taking the EMDR training in 2018, I have been incorporating this into my sessions, and find it is extremely helpful for many of the clients I serve, especially when grief and trauma intersect. Although EMDR will not take away the grief, what it can address is the distress that is often attached, whether that is in the form of disturbing flashbacks or negative beliefs one carries, such as, "I should have done something more." I am currently offering support via computer or telephone sessions only, due to COVID.
Education & Experience
I have music (1992, UVic)and music therapy degrees (1994, WLU), which is what led to me begin working with Palliative Care in the fall of 1994. I completed my Master of Education (Educational Psychology) from the University of Regina in October, 2003. I have been a member of the palliative care team in Regina since fall of 1994, first as the inaugural music therapist, then moving into the Bereavement Coordinator role in 2000. I have supported thousands of people through loss, both anticipated (palliative) and sudden/traumatic (suicide, homicide, MVA, unexpected natural death).
Professional & Volunteer Affiliations
Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPA) #8333 Canadian Association for Music Therapy, MTA/R/I (Music Therapist Accredited, inactive)
- Survivor's Guilt
- Adolescents (13-17)
- Children (4-12)
No charge to see (paid by SHA)