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Employee & Family Assistance Program

750 West Broadway #514

Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1H4

Canada

Company Description

The Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is an off-site, confidential, voluntary, short-term counselling service. It is different from other programs as it acts as a separate entity under a non-profit society concept. It has an Advisory Committee c ... more

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Background Information

Education

M.Ed.

Master of Education degree

UBC

Web References (9 Total References)


Contact EFAP, BC Employee & Family Assistance Program

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Lorraine Klassen, MEd, CCC Therapist, EFAP Phone: 604-872-4929 x311 Email: lorraine.klassen@efap.ca


Lorraine Klassen

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Lorraine Klassen

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Lorraine has been a member of the EFAP Team since September 2002. She brings several years of experience to the EFAP and works with individuals, couples, and families in the areas of depression, anxiety, stress, abuse, grief and loss, and relationship and family concerns. She is known for her expertise in cross-cultural issues and has worked extensively as a counsellor, trainer, and consultant in cultural and diversity issues.
Education & Training
Lorraine holds a Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC. She is registered as a certified clinical counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Lorraine has focused training since her Master's degree on: solution- oriented, narrative, cognitive-behavioral, cross-cultural and mind-body therapies.
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Before joining the EFAP team, Lorraine counselled individuals, couples and families on a wide range of concerns through private practice and community agencies. She developed interest and expertise in the area of cross-cultural and diversity issues through her work with Surrey Delta Immigrant Services Society where she worked in co-therapy teams providing language and culture-appropriate service to over eight language groups and facilitated psychotherapy groups related to racial-cultural identity and cultural dislocation issues. Lorraine also worked as an educator and trainer in the area of cross-cultural and diversity issues. She co-developed the Certificate in Cross-cultural Counselling Skills for the UBC Women's Resources Centre, developed the cross-cultural counseling course at Vancouver Community College Continuing Studies and instructed in both these programs and on a contract basis for other educational institutions for many years. During this period she also worked as a consultant and trainer in cross-cultural and diversity issues for various agencies and organizations as they strove to become more culturally relevant and aware. Currently, Lorraine focuses her energy on her work with EFAP and her private practice.
Professional Affiliations & Registrations
Lorraine is registered as a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
Personal
Lorraine was born and raised in Japan, as part of the expatriate community, returning to Canada at age 18. She enjoys gardening, reading, outdoor activities, and spending time with her partner, son, extended family and friends.


EFAP :: EFAP Team

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Lorraine Klassen, MEd, CCC - Therapist, EFAP Langley Office

Lorraine is a certified clinical counsellor working with individuals, couples, and families in the areas of depression, anxiety, stress, abuse, grief and loss, and relationship and family concerns. She is known for her expertise in cross-cultural issues and has worked extensively as a counsellor, trainer, and consultant in cultural and diversity issues. For more information click here


EFAP :: EFAP Team

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Lorraine Klassen, MEd, CCC Therapist, EFAP

Lorraine has been a member of the EFAP Team since September 2002. She brings several years of experience to the EFAP and works with individuals, couples, and families in the areas of depression, anxiety, stress, abuse, grief and loss, and relationship and family concerns. She is known for her expertise in cross-cultural issues and has worked extensively as a counsellor, trainer, and consultant in cultural and diversity issues.
education & training
Lorraine has an MEd (Counselling Psychology) from UBC where she focused her studies on cross-cultural issues in counselling and the experiences of those who are culturally dislocated. Lorraine has continued training through professional development workshops in the areas of time limited dynamic psychotherapy, sexual and marital therapy, stress management, advanced cross-cultural counselling skills, solution oriented therapy, and emotionally focused therapy for couples.
areas of expertise
Lorraine has experience with a variety of presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, abuse, grief and loss, stress, and relationship and family concerns. She has particular expertise and interest in working with counselling issues in the context of culture and race. For the past ten years, she has worked extensively with individuals, couples, families, and groups from a variety of cultural and racial backgrounds on issues such as cultural dislocation experiences, racial-cultural identity development, and family challenges.
In addition to her interest in cross-cultural counselling, Lorraine develops curriculum and educational programs in the area of cross-cultural counselling, and instructs cross-cultural counselling courses at UBC and Vancouver Community College Continuing Education departments. She also consults with and runs psycho-educational workshops and training programs for agencies and organizations on cultural and diversity issues.
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Before joining the EFAP team, Lorraine counselled individuals, couples and families through private practice, Surrey Delta Immigrant Services Society, and Columbia Counselling Group. She worked with client issues such as depression, trauma, abuse, racial-cultural identity, grief and loss, stress, anxiety, relationship concerns, and family/extended family challenges. At Surrey Delta Immigrant Services Society, she also worked in co-therapy teams providing language and culture-appropriate service to over eight language groups. Lorraine has facilitated psychotherapy groups related to racial-cultural identity and cultural dislocation issues.
In addition to counselling, Lorraine is a trainer in the area of counselling and cross-cultural issues. She co-developed the Certificate in Cross-cultural Counselling Skills for the UBC Women's Resources Centre, a 150 hour program which combines basic counseling skills with cross-cultural theory and practice. She also developed the cross-cultural counseling course at Vancouver Community College Continuing Studies and continues to instruct in both these programs. In addition to curriculum and instruction, Lorraine regularly consults with and runs psycho-educational workshops and training programs for agencies and organizations on cultural and diversity issues.
professional affiliations & registrations
Lorraine is a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) through the Canadian Counselling Association.
personal
Lorraine was born and raised in Japan, as part of the expatriate community, returning to Canada at age 18. She enjoys gardening, reading, hiking and spending time with her partner, son and extended family. She feels that her on-going attempts to balance work, alone time, and family is a humorous, never-ending process.


EFAP :: Contacts

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Lorraine Klassen, MEd, CCC Therapist, EFAP Phone: 604-872-4929 x257

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