About Me

Paul A. Ricketts M.A. Paul Ricketts

I am a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist in Ontario (#13156). As an Approved Supervisor with the Ontario Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (A.A.M.F.T.), I am qualified to train and supervise Marriage & Family Therapists who are working towards becoming Registered Marriage & Family Therapists (Clinical Membership). I am also a Registered Sex Therapist, and approved supervisor with the Board of Examiners of Sex Therapists and Counsellors in Ontario (B.E.S.T.C.O.).

I graduated from the California Family Study Centre in 1985. I completed a 2 year Internship at the Kitchener Interfaith Counselling Centre and a 1 year Externship at the Guelph-Wellington Counselling Centre. Following my Externship, I worked in the area of Children’s Mental Health at Dellcrest Children’s Centre in Toronto for 1 year. Since 1987 I have been employed at Hamilton Health Sciences, which is affiliated with McMaster University. Previously I was the manager of a Children’s Mental Health Program for children and youth with severe emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, until March 2008.

In my private practice I work with couples, children and adolescents and individuals. For the past 20 years I have conducted custody and access assessments, both privately (Section 30 assessments under the Children’s Law Reform Act) and for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (under the Courts of Justice Act).

Since 1990, I have conducted a group program for Male Batterers at the Maplehurst Correctional Centre. Prior to this, I was on contract to deliver anger management training to the inmates of the Guelph Correctional Centre for 2 years.

On a personal note, I have been married for 30 years (to the same woman) and have 2 children.

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