Karen Doyle Buckwalter welcomes Dr. Kirk Austin to the show for the conclusion of their discussion on understanding attachment within the complex care and intervention model.
Dr. Kirk Austin is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in the province of British Columbia, Canada. He is actively involved in training foster parents, psychotherapists, social workers and educators in the effective use of the Complex Care & Intervention (CCI) model. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Trinity Western University before completing his M.A in Counselling Psychology at Liberty University. Prior to earning his doctorate in the field of positive psychology, at the University of South Africa, he completed a Diploma in adult education at Vancouver Community College. He currently works in psychosocial oncology at the BC Cancer Agency, is adjunct faculty at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and has served as Training Director of Complex Trauma Resources since 2012.