BIOGRAPHY

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“The trust I am able to develop with my patients during sessions is very fulfilling.”
~ Dr. Brian Ferris

Dr. Brian Ferris a Canadian, was born in North Bay, Ontario,  earned his Bachelors degree from Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Both his Masters degree and his Ph D. were from The University Of Texas at Austin, Texas. His doctorate was granted in 1975.

After university, his first position was at the Regional Medical Centre in Abbotsford, B.C. He opened Youngs – Ferris International Vocational Testing Service Ltd., and later added a clinical practice.

“The growth of the human mind is still high adventure, in many ways the highest adventure on earth.” - Norman Cousins

His first post-doctoral internship was in Rational-Emotive Therapy (a form of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy)  Over the next several years, he added training in Brief Therapy, Transformational Therapy, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming to his skill set and his psychological practice.

In the late 90’s, he  studied Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (IS-TDP) and continued these studies with Dr. Habib Davanloo, the developer of IS-TDP, in Montreal for several years. He continues to upgrade his skills and knowledge.