About Kimberley Shilson, MA,C. Psych.
While InsideOut has existed as a private entity for eight years, I have been providing clinical services for over 25 years. I have worked in Canada and the US with children's mental health agencies, adult mental health programs, and within the VAW (violence against women) sector. During this time I developed and piloted a violence prevention curriculum for middle school students (Atlanta, GA), created a group program for mothers and children living with/fleeing domestic violence, developed clinical training programs, and provided supervision and consultation for many treatment teams. In 2010, I published a therapeutic storybook about the impact of trauma on the child's developing brain (Benjee and His Brain), and in 2019 Routledge released my book, Somatic Methods for Affect Regulation: A Clinican’s Guide to Healing Traumatized Youth.
For the last 15 years, I have focused on trauma treatment and clinical consultation. Through Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training, I have enhanced my understanding of the mind-body connection in the treatment of attachment-based and trauma-related concerns. Mindfulness practices have become an integral component of my work with trauma over the past 5 years. Other somatic modalities and frameworks, including yoga and qi gong, are also integrated in clinical work.
In addition to keeping private practice hours four days per week, I provide clinical consultation and training. I currently offer trauma treatment for clients referred by the Victim Quick Response Program (VQRS) and BOOST's ICE (Internet Child Exploitation) Program, and I provide workshops for Safeguards Training.
Regulatory Bodies and Affiliations
MA in Counselling Psychology (Adler School of Professional Psychology, 1997)
BSc Psychology & Women's Studies (University of Toronto, 1992)
Additional Intensive Training
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Levels 1 and 2)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) - Basic Training, and advanced training in EMDR with Children and Youth with Ana Gomez (October 2018).
Trauma and dissociation
Trauma and neurobiology
Working with survivors of child sexual abuse
Youth and affect regulation