Joddie holds a Masters of Science in Forensic Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and a Certified Trauma Specialist from National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.

She holds Diplomate status with the American Academy of Traumatic Stress and is a National (USA) Credentialed Advanced Advocate. Joddie has over 25 years of experience working victims of violence. Joddie’s expertise includes extensive experience preparing children for testifying and has developed and implemented resources to aid those who prepare children for court.

Joddie worked on local and state levels in the Children’s Advocacy Centre movement and she was the founding Director for the Gettysburg, PA CAC, bringing the centre from a community dream to NCA Accreditation. Her expertise was sought in the hearing for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Task Forces that resulted from Sandusky Case.

Additional experience includes interventions with rst responders as part of two critical incident stress teams and also attended New York City twice, post 9/11 terrorist attacks.


In addition to Joddie’s clinical practice, she has facilitated the development of programs and trainings throughout the USA and Canada on topics such as line of duty death, victimology issues, secondary traumatic stress and how to support the non offending parent in child abuse investigations.


Currently, Joddie is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, Canada, providing evidenced-based and trauma-informed practice. Joddie is trained in TF-CBT, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Structured Intervention Trauma-Child and Adolescent (SIT- CAP). She specializes in trauma assessment and treatment, grief and loss, stress and anxiety issues for children, adolescents and adults. Additional areas of expertise include a sub-specialty with first responders and their families, and other professionals who are in the helping profession who may be experiencing PTSD or secondary traumatic stress.

Credentialed and Specialized Trauma Training Educator:

  • 30 Years working with victim’s of violence and secondary traumatic stress exposure

  • National Credentialed Advocate Specialist (NOVA)

  • Certified Trauma Specialist (TLC)

  • Certified Trainer for Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)

  • Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress​ 

  • Mood Disorders Society of Canada, Peer Support Trainer

  • Certified Trauma Specialist (ATS)

  • Compassion Fatigue Specialist (Traumatology Institute)

  • Compassion Fatigue Educator (GreenCross Academy) 

Registered Psychotherapist
Contact: The Trauma Centre
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College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario




Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists


National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA) American


Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress 

Mood Disorders Society of Canada

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