Julia Rick is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She received her Master's in Counselling Psychology (M.Ed) from Western University and her Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) designation from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She holds an Honours Bachelor in Psychology as well as a Bachelor of Business in Organizational and Human Resources.
Julia spent 10 years as a Mental Health Clinician for the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPR), providing support to students from kindergarten to Grade 12. She worked with Safe, Caring and Restorative Schools as a psychotherapist for KPR's Long-Term Suspension and Expulsion program. Additionally, Julia was the KPR Regional Lead for Violence Threat Risk Assessments (VTRA) in Clarington, Ontario, and a certified VTRA trainer with the North American Center for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response. Julia worked extensively on helping to develop the KPR Suicide Protocol and is a certified trainer of the safeTALK suicide prevention course with LivingWorks.
Julia specializes in the impacts of stress and trauma; helping people of all ages to better cope with and understand their symptoms. Historically, she has worked with the York Region Abuse Program (now Cedar Centre), the Durham Rape Crisis Centre, The Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C) and the Incredible Years Parenting Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
As an early employee with the Child and Parent Resource Institute in London, Ontario, Julia conducted research for the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Her research contributions have twice been presented to the Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO as well as at various conferences, both nationally and internationally:
- 69th annual Canadian Psychological Association conference
- 72nd annual Canadian Psychological Association conference
- 117th annual American Psychological Association convention
- 29th annual Canadian Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry conference
- Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, Colorado