Kathryn Atkinson

Sessional Instructor

Kathryn began her career in Child and Youth care during her undergraduate degree where she worked as a behavioural interventionist with children with diverse abilities.  Following her graduation from UBC with a bachelors in Psychology, Kathryn pursued a master’s degree in Clinical Counselling at the Adler School of Professional Psychology.  Kathryn began working as a Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician for several years in the Lower Mainland.  In 2016 she moved to Nanaimo and began working as a Clinical Supervisor for the Indigenous Child and Youth Mental Health team.  Kathryn also has a community private practice where she specializes in providing treatment to complex presentations such as severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette’s Syndrome.  Kathryn believes that the mix of clinical supervision, direct practice, and teaching have helped her create a balanced approach to her work. Kathryn is passionate about working with students and is excited to continue to be a part of the CYC team!