Founder and Lead Trainer
Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP
Sarah is the founder of The Refuge: Centre for Healing and Recovery, a Registered Psychotherapist, certified Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, trainer and case consultant with a decade of experience in the field of trauma-informed care. A native speaker of English and French, she holds a trauma-focused Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria, is certified with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and is a member of the US Association of Body Psychotherapists. She is also an approved training assistant through the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute in Boulder, CO (at all levels) and an approved session provider at the beginning and intermediate levels for current SE training students. She has been developing and facilitating trainings on trauma-informed practice and trauma-specific treatment across Canada for a variety of audiences, including therapists, frontline workers, aboriginal service providers, yoga and mindfulness instructors, equine-facilitated interventions professionals, police officers, addictions workers, and other helping and health/medical professionals. She is also a current instructor in the Trauma Certificate Program at Wilfrid Laurier University and a guest presenter in the trauma course in the Couples and Family Therapy Certificate at the University of Guelph. Aside from her foundation in SE, she has also completed the advanced Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists with Kathy Kain and Somatic Resilience and Regulation: Early Developmental (Attachment) Trauma training with Kathy Kain and Steve Terrell, as well as the Basic EMDR Training and training in working with structural dissociation with Kathy Martin. For an updated Speaker CV outlining more of Sarah’s background, please click here.