Daniel Stone's CV

Daniel Stone, M.A., Ph.D., B.C.E.T.S., RCC (Reg. # 0327)

Principal Interest Areas

Trauma, Addictions, Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Executive Leader Counselling, Strategic Leadership, Chronic Stress & Burnout

Daniel Stone & Associates, Inc. (1987 - 2017)

2017 - Present: Full Time Private Practice


Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Alumni

Strategic Leadership Program (Templeton College) 1998

Ph.D. (Counselling Psychology): University of British Columbia. Graduated 1997

Focus: Psychological Trauma and Treatment; Ph.D. Specialty Comprehensives: Organizational Dynamics and Strategic Leadership; Doctoral Dissertation (Psychological trauma), Staff experience of bank robbery events: A phenomenological study. Accepted University of British Columbia Library 7 July 1997, Call Number: AWB B7 1997-251705

M.A. (Counselling Psychology): University of British Columbia. Graduated 1988

Focus: Workplace Stress & Trauma; Crisis Intervention/Suicide Prevention; Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. Thesis: Supervision techniques: Crisis intervention and suicide-prevention counsellor training

B.A. (Psychology): Simon Fraser University. Graduated 1982

Focus: Industrial Psychology; Crisis Intervention; Brief Psychotherapy, Trauma, Suicide Prevention

Professional Associations and Psychotherapy Liability Insurance:

  • Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, Diplomate, (BCETS), American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress: Member # 2457 (since 2001)
  • Board Certified Expert in Emergency Crisis Response (BCECR): American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (since 2000)
  • BCACC (British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors): Reg. # 0327: (since 1990)
  • EAPA (Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Inc.): Member # 0042900
  • National Center For Crisis Management: Member 2008
  • Professional Liability Psychotherapy Insurance: Mitchell & Abbott Group Insurance: Toronto, Ontario
  • BCACC Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) 

Work Background

1964 - 1974 Security 1st National Bank (Los Angeles); Avco Corp: Financial Services Division (Vanc., B.C.) Retail banking; various management & leader positions; Regional Manager 1971- 1974

1974 - 1986 Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre For Greater Vancouver: Phone & In-person emergency counselling: Trauma/Crisis counsellor & Trainer; Director of Training, Counselling Services & Community Education (1982-1986)

1986- 1987 Vancity Savings Credit Union: One-year special assignment (HRD): develop organizational strategies and individual and group interventions for treating psychological stress and trauma resulting from bank robbery experiences; organizational awareness and learning in area of stress recovery; study impacts of psychological trauma on personal and professional productivity.

1987 - 2017 Daniel Stone & Associates, Inc. Corporate Counselling Services: stress and burnout, psychological trauma, addictions, anxiety and depression; widespread practice for individual and group counselling for staff, management and executive leaders. Corporate clients include: Vancity Savings Credit Union, BlueShore Financial, MEC, BC Central 1 Credit Union.

Private practice component since 1990.

2017 - Present: Full Time Private Practice

Internships & Continuing Professional Education & Training

Department of Psychiatry, Health Sciences Hospital (UBC), September 1993-August 1994 (Doctoral internship: out-patient psychiatry)

Time-Effective Treatment: Personality Disorders (Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, Boston, MA., December 3-5, 1992)

Psychiatry: A Comprehensive Review And Update ( Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, Boston, MA.: March 1-6, 1993)

Psychological Trauma: Maturational Processes and Therapeutic Interventions, I: (Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, Boston, MA., June 11-12, 1993)

Treating Personality Disorders (Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, Boston, MA.: October 29-31, 1993)

Psychological Trauma: Maturational Processes and Therapeutic Interventions, II: (Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, Boston, MA.: June 10-11, 1994)

Phase-Oriented Treatment Of Psychological Trauma (Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, Boston, MA.: December 2-3, 1994)

Psychological Trauma and Memory: The Intrusive Past (Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, Boston, MA: March 23-24, 1996)

Program On Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (Harvard Law School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The John F. Kennedy School of Government, Boston, MA: September 21-23, 1997)

Tolerating Complexity: Phase-Oriented Treatment of Psychological Trauma (Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, Boston, MA.: December 11-13, 1997)

Strategic Leadership Program (Oxford University, Templeton Business College, Oxford, England: November 21-28, 1998)

Enhancing Peak Performance in Sports, the Performing Arts and the Workplace (Harvard Medical School,Boston, MA.): July 1-8, 2000

Trauma, Consciousness and the Body (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.): February 24 - March 3, 2002: Instructor: Besel van der Kolk, MD.

New Frontiers in Trauma Treatment: December 5-7, 2005 (Vancouver BC). Instructors: John Briere, Ph.D., Besel van der Kolk, M.D.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute: Level I: May 2006 - February 2007: Pat Ogden, Ph.D., Vancouver,BC.

The Relational Brain: Neuroscience and the Self (Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D.), May 24-25, 2008: Vancouver, BC.

New Frontiers in Trauma Treatment: April 3-4, 2009: Instructor: Bessel van ver Kolk, M.D., Vancouver BC

Developmental Trauma Disorder: Long Shadow of Trauma: April 14, 2010 Bessel van der Kolk (on-line interactive)

Psychotherapy Networker Interactive Classes:

Professional Ethics: Ethical Dilemmas for The 21st Century Practitioner (January 18, 2011); Ethics in The Digital Age (January 25, 2011); Duty to Warn (February 1, 2011); The Ethics of Termination (February 8, 2011).

New Perspectives on Practice: The Great Attachment Debate.

April 5, 2011: The Case for Attachment Theory April 12, 2011: Are We Too Attached to Attachment Theory?; (April 19, 2011) Attachment Theory in Action April 26, 2011: The Perils of Attachment-Based Therapy; (May 3, 2011) Attachment Patterns in Couples May 10, 2011: Attachment Theory and the Future of Therapy. Psychological Networker Interactive Classes.

Traumatic Attachment and Affect Dysregulation: Healing The Broken Bonds: May 30-31, 2011. Richmond, BC. Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Continuing Education

Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma: 2011-2012: Ten On-line, live programs: Advanced Seminars: Janina Fisher, Ph.D.


  • Trauma and the Body: September 22, 2011
  • Working with the Body in Trauma: October 13, 2011
  • Top-Down and Bottom-UP Approaches to Treating Dysregulation: November 17, 2011
  • Working with the Effects of Dysregulation: Addictions, Eating Disorders, & Self-Destructive Behavior:December 15, 2011
  • Working With Traumatic Memories: Principles and Techniques:January 19, 2012
  • Disorganized Attachment, Borderline Personality Disorder, and the Traumatic Transference: February 16, 2012
  • Recognizing and Treating Dissociative Phenomena: The Structural Dissociation Model: March 15, 2012
  • Working with Ego States and Parts of the Personality: April 12, 2012
  • Dealing with Shame and Self-Loathing: May 17, 2012
  • Treatment Planning in Neurobiologically-Oriented Treatment : June 21, 2012
  • Treatment of Trauma: Capstone Session

Working with Trauma-related Dissociation and Complexity: (Level III Webinar Program): 2013-2014. Ten On-line Live Seminars, Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

  • Mindfulness and Co-consciousness in the Treatment of Dissociation: September 19, 2013
  • Who's There? Tracking Shifts and Switching of Parts of the Personality: October 17, 2013
  • Intrusive Thoughts, Hearing Voices, and the Cultivated Internal Dialogue: November 7, 2013
  • Working with Memory in DID and DDNOS Treatments: December 5, 2014
  • Working with Traumatic Attachment and Internal Attachment Bonding: January 13, 2014
  • Working with Unsafe and Saboteur Parts of the Personality: February 13, 2014
  • Sadistic, Malevolent and/or Cult Abuse: March 13, 2014
  • Working with Chronic Pain: April 10, 2014
  • "Pastel" Dissociative Disorders: the Challenges of Work with Underwhelming Clients: May 8, 2014
  • The Challenges of Integration: Homogeneity or Collaboration?: June 12, 2014

Advanced Topics in Theory, Clinical Practice, and the Therateutic Relationship (Level IV Webinar Program):

2014-2015. Ten On-line Live Seminars, Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

  • What Does it Mean to "Heal"? What does "Getting Better" look like?: September 25, 2014
  • Therapy as "Training Camp:" Implications of Neurobiology and Brain Imaging Research: October 16, 2014
  • The Impact of Neglect as a Complication of Trauma: November 20, 2014
  • The Role of Implicit Memory: December 18, 2014
  • When the Going On with Normal Life Self is "Missing in Action": January 22, 2015
  • Co-Regulation: Inside and Outside of Sessions: February 26, 2015
  • Attachment Bonds and Self-Destructive Behavior: March 26, 2015
  • Extreme Parts: Angry, Psychotic, Dependent, and Sabotaging: April 30, 2015
  • Why is This Happening? Systems Dynamics Outside Client Awareness: May 28, 2015
  • Fear of Moving Forward in Life: Working with Parts who Maintain the Status Quo: June 24, 2015

Master Class: The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine:


  • What Neuroscience Teaches Us About the Treatment of Trauma
  • How to Work With Trauma That is Trapped in The Body
  • Polyvagal Theory: Why This Changes Everything
  • Guided Imagery for Trauma Recovery
  • The Neurobiology of Trauma: What is happening in the brain of Someone With Unresolved Trauma?
  • How Trauma Affects Intimate Relationships
  • Why You Have To Understand Dissociation to Treat trauma

Master Class: The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine:


  • The Neurobiology of Trauma: What's going on In The Brain When Someone Experiences Trauma?
  • The Neurobiology of Attachment
  • How to Work With Traumatic Memory That Is Embedded in The Nervous System
  • How To help Clients Tolerate Dysregulation and Come Back From Hypoarousal
  • How To Work With The Limbic System To Reverse The Physiological Imprint of Trauma
  • How Trauma Affects Major Brain Networks (and How if Affects our Clients)
  • How to Work With Emotional and Procedural Memory in The Case of Preverbal trauma

Master Class: The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine:

(Trauma Studies: Working With Shame)


  • How to Work With the Inner Voice of Shame
  • How to Break the Power of Shame by Engaging It
  • The Neurobiology of Shame
    • Part 1:How Shame Triggers the Boby's Shutdown Response
    • Part 2: How to Apply a Psycho-Biology View of Shame to Your Work
  • How to Work With Shame That Developed in Childhood
    • Part 1: The Generational Effects of Shame on Loved Ones
    • Part 2: How to Work With Shame Without Re-triggering It
  • The Way a Shame Posture Impacts Emotions (And How to Bring Clients Out of It)
  • How to Work With Shame When it's Connected to Trauma
    • Part 1: A Way to Heal Trauma-Based Shame Using a 3-Dimensional Space
    • Part 2: Re-Wiring the Body's Reaction to Shame and trauma
  • How to Shift Clients Out of Feelings of Unworthiness
  • How to Unravel The Shame in Relationships
    • Part 1: The Crucial Role of an Attachment Figure in Treating Shame
    • Part 2: How Shame in relationship Can Trigger PTSD
  • The Impact of Shame Messaging and How to Dismantle it
  • How to Work With Institutional Racism That Feeds Shame

The National Institute fot the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine:

(Trauma Studies: Working With Core Beliefs of "Never Good Enough")


  • Working With Core Beliefs of "Never Good Enough"
  • Healing From Deeply Internalized Judgments
  • Tools to Help Clients Reverse a Sense of Worthlessness
  • Processing the Sense of "Never Good Enough"
  • A Bottom-Up Approach to Working With Implicit Memories of Inadequacy
  • How to Repair an Attachment History That Fosters Self-Loathing
  • How to Help Clients Disengage From Social Comparison
  • How to Resource Clients Against Toxic Self- Judgment
  • One Life-Changing Antidote to a Root Sense of Unworthiness
  • How to Help Clients Internalize Positive Experiences
  • One Way a CBT Practitioner Works With Negative Core Beliefs
  • How to Help Clients Reframe Their “Never Good Enough” Narrative
  • How to Rewire the Self-Critical Mind
  • How to Approach Unrealistic Expectations of Perfection
  • How to Reverse the One Fear That Fuels Inner Contempt
  • One Exercise to Shift Clients Out of a Self-Judging Mindset
  • How Social Prejudice Can Cultivate Imposter Syndrome
  • How to Break the Never Good Enough Cycle In Relationships

2021 September 23rd-25th

Master Series
• Developmental Trauma (Besel van der Kolk, MD)
• Somatic Experiencing & Trauma (Peter Levine, PhD)
• Polyvagal Theory & Trauma (Stephen Porges, PhD)

2023 April-May
Chronic Shame in Clinical Practice: An Embodied Relational Perspective
(Stacy Adam Jensen, MEd)

2024 January-February 
Trauma of Racism (NICABM)

2024 March 8
An Advanced Level Approach to Treating Complex Trauma and Dissociation
Bethany Brand, PhD and Ruth Lanius, Md, PhD




Research Conducted by Daniel Stone , PhD.

(On behalf of the Canadian Bankers Association, Credit Union Central of BC, and The Vancouver Board of Trade)

Financial Institution Staff Experience of Robbery: A Multiple (FI) Study. Final project submitted 2001. This research project focused on psychological trauma experienced by financial institution (FI) staff during, and after, bank robbery events. Impacts on personal and professional productivity were explored in-depth. The project was jointly requested by the Canadian Bankers Association and Credit Union Central of B.C (now Central 1) and was completed in conjunction with The Vancouver Board of Trade.

One-hundred two (FI) staff from all six major Canadian banks and three BC Credit Unions were interviewed, in depth, to determine their experience of bank robbery. This study represents a first of its kind, that we know of, in that an empirical phenomenological methodology was utilized to ensure the voice and experience of robbed staff constituted the core of the study. A variety of organization, counselling, law enforcement and judicial, and industry recommendations were generated.