Sheri Van Dijk
Sheri is a Social Worker, registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has been working in the mental health field since 2000, the last seven years spent both in private practice and at Southlake Regional Health Centre, working with clients with mental health problems. Sheri has had extensive training in mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), and has been running DBT-informed groups for the past seven years.
Sheri is the author of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder and Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens, and is co-author of The Bipolar Workbook for Teens. The focus of her books is teaching clients how to use mindfulness practice and DBT skills to help them live emotionally healthier lives. Sheri is the winner of the R.O. Jones award for her research on using DBT with bipolar disorder, presented at the Canadian Psychiatric Association Conference in September, 2010.
"When I’m not working, I love to travel, spend time with my family and my dogs, scuba dive, play squash, and read."