Dr. Beth Hedva, author of Journey from Betrayal to Trust and the award-winning Betrayal, Trust and Forgiveness, is an internationally recognized counsellor and teacher. She made her reputation blending ancient and indigenous cross-cultural healing practices and spiritual traditions with modern psychological best practices to promote an integrative approach to both personal and community health and wellness.
A past Director of the International Council of Psychologists and current Co-Chair of the Canadian Institute for Transpersonal and Integrative Sciences, Dr. Hedva has a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and a PhD in Psychology. She is a licensed Psychologist, a Marriage, Family and Child Counselor, holds certifications in somatic sexology as well as medical hypnosis and is certified as a Diplomat in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Psychological Specialties. Having worked as an ‘Expert Intuitive’ and liaison to the California-based Office of Paranormal Investigation on research teams to explore ghosts, hauntings and poltergeists since its inception in 1989, she continues to be called upon frequently to function as a Clinical Parapsychologist since moving to Canada in 1996.
She has held core faculty appointments in Antioch University’s Department of Clinical Psychology, and John F. Kennedy University’s prestigious Department of Consciousness Studies in California; acting in an additional role as Director of Clinical Internships and Field Placement at both universities.
As a counselor, she helps individuals find enlightening ways to succeed in dealing with life’s most difficult challenges. In response to the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami Disaster (deadliest environmental disaster of the century), Dr Hedva was invited by the Indonesian Psychology Association to up-grade the training of psychologists and volunteer recovery workers. She was invited to to present her work on the disaster recovery program in Indonesia at United Nations in New York. She joined United Nations Child Ambassador, Mariatu Kamura, on her UNICEF mission to post-civil war Sierra Leone February 2008. In response to the January 12, 2010 Haitian earthquake (second deadliest disaster of the century) she was invited to join the Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention mission there, where she trained 275 local volunteer recovery workers.
One of North America’s leading relationship experts, Dr. Hedva was the On-Line “Ask an Expert” for Reader’s Digest Canada. She specializes in intimacy enhancement, cross-cultural Sacred Sexual Practices, and addressing sexual issues in therapy. You will find her listed in Cambridge, England’s 12th Edition of The World’s Who’s Who of Women and nominated for inclusion in the 1st edition of the Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine & Health Care. She was inducted into the American Biographic Institute’s 2009 Hall of Fame for “Humanitarian Contributions in Cross-Cultural Psychology”.
Dr. Beth Hedva conducts professional development training programs globally, and provides customized training sessions to individuals, couples, families, groups, communities, associations and institutions in person, on-location, or at-distance via telephone and internet, world-wide. She recently created and released a university curriculum entitled ‘Embodied Awareness’.
She is available to meet face-to-face, via phone or video-conference world-wide.
TEL: +1 (403) 247-1441