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My Approach

My approach is rooted in:

  • Anti-oppression, intersectional feminism & trans feminism

  • Gender-affirming care / transgender care

  • Critical Race Theory & Unsettling (a settler approach to decolonization)

  • Trauma-informed care

  • Harm-reduction

  • Strengths-based

  • Health-at-every-size / fat liberation

My therapeutic approach combines the following modalities:

  • Response-Based Practice & Narrative Therapy

  

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy 

  • Mindfullness

  • Somatic therapy

  • Psychoanalytic Theory

Credentials & Highlights

  • Masters of Social Work, UBC, 2021

  • Master's Level Counselling Practicum, QMUNITY, 2021

  • Research Assistant, The Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship, 2021, contributed to research on the impacts of Covid-19 on BIPOC with disabilities

  • Health Navigator, Trans Care BC, 2017-2020, worked with trans, Two-Spirit and questioning folks across BC to access gender-affirming healthcare services​​​

  • Executive Director, Support Worker, Educator, and Volunteer Coordinator, Calgary Outlink: Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity, 2011-2015​

  • Training With Allen Wade, Vikki Reynolds, & Cathy Richardson in Response-Based Practice, 2014​​​​​

Academic Works

Mason, B. (2022, Oct. 27). Visioning Trans and Two-Spirit Healthcare in Alberta: Reportback on research which asked Trans and Two-Spirit people working in gender-affirming care in Alberta what they envisioned for trans healthcare [Conference Session]. Summit 2022, CBRC, HIM, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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