Dr. Virginia Boquiren completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University, Illinois, USA. She completed her predoctoral internship at Vancouver Coastal Health, in the Health Psychology specialty track. Her professional experiences offered a wide breadth of clinical training, working with adults coping with various physical and mental health issues. In terms of clinical expertise, Dr. Boquiren is trained in conducting psychological/psychosocial assessments, and has extensive experience in cognitive behavioural therapy, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is also trained in dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness, as well as in providing psychoeducation and supportive group psychotherapy.
Dr. Boquiren completed a number of research pre-doctoral and a postdoctoral fellowship, focusing on coping, adjustment, and quality of life individuals coping with chronic illness, particularly cancer. Her research areas of interest include psychosocial, gender, and other factors impacting body image, sexual health and functioning, and wellbeing in cancer survivors, their caregivers and loved ones.
At CBT Associates, Dr. Boquiren provides individual treatment for adults, focusing on anxiety disorders, depression, and adjustment difficulties, particularly coping with chronic illness. Dr. Boquiren is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, Canadian Psychological Association, and Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.
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