An experienced educator, counsellor, author, and facilitator, Aiden has worked internationally in a variety of immersive settings, exchanging knowledge with participants of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Aiden completed her formal education at the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s in Human Kinetics with a specialization in Health Promotion and a Minor in Psychology; at the University of Manchester with a Master’s of Education in the Psychology of Education; at Technische Universität in Berlin, Germany with a Doctorate in Developmental Psychology; and most recently at the Vancouver College of Counsellor’s Training with a Diploma of Professional Counselling with specializations in child and youth development, clinical art therapy, Aboriginal counselling, and gender and sexual identity. Aiden is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) through the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (#2199).
Aiden has developed trainings for the BC Olympic and Paralympic Youth Leadership Academy and Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport, among others; written numerous articles including a textbook on adolescent development (see Selected Publications), contributed to and translated a book on moral democratic education and psychology, and completed a cross-cultural research-based PhD in Developmental Psychology at the Technische Universität. She brings her multi-cultural background, deep appreciation of the natural world, and inquisitiveness to collaborative projects. She is rather passionate about politics (an understatement), and believes in the fundamental good of the human spirit, the power of radical acceptance and compassion, and ability for healing and transcendence. Aiden was a participant in the CCPA’s Next-Up BC Leadership program. Teachers she looks up to include Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Rumi, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Audre Lorde, Dr. bell hooks, Dr. Cornell West, her grandmothers and grandfathers, and wider family.
You can get in touch with Aiden by phone (604) 670-3831 or by email emergenteducationconsulting (at) gmail.com to arrange a complementary 20 minute phone conversation or with your general inquiries.
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