Jann Derrick, Ph.D., R.M.F.T.
Registered Family Therapist
FOUR WINDS WELLNESS CENTRE
849 Fleming Drive
Aspen Medical Building
Kamloops, B.C. V1S 1B6
Phone: 250 374 7709
Fax: 250 374 7728
Jann trained first as a teacher then as a Counselling Psychologist. She has specialized training in Relationship and Family Therapy. She is a Registered Family Therapist and a member of the Canadian Psychological Association as well as a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Jann is of Mohawk heritage. She is the mother of three children and the Dotah/grandmother of nine, both specialized cultural roles.
She has been in practice for over 30 years in Vancouver and the British Columbia Interior. Jann has delivered workshops and trainings in all parts of Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia on topics pertaining to relationships, Indigenous Historical Trauma, Lateral Violence, Survivorship and Wellness, and two Meta systems/worldviews ~ “The Box and the Circle”.
She did pioneering therapy work with residential school survivors in Lytton, B.C. in the 1980’s and was part of the first residential school court case in Canada. Jann has worked at Round Lake Treatment Centre as a clinical supervisor, a trainer of Drug and Alcohol counsellors, and as therapist in the innovative Trauma Recovery Program for Aboriginal trauma.
In 1998 she facilitated a national Aboriginal Focus Group that created a Code of Ethics for the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.
She has published professionally about The Box and the Circle and Aboriginal Family Systems, as well as contributing to books such as The Dispossessed by Geoffrey York, Voices of Colour – First Person Accounts of Ethnic Minority Therapists ed. Rastogi and Wieling, and Multicultural Couple Therapy ed. Rastogi and Thomas. Her most research publication is Kahwà:tsire: Indigenous Families in a Family Therapy Practice with the Indigenous Worldview as the Foundation, June 2017.
She has served as a director on the board of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and was awarded the John Banmen Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Therapy in B.C. in 2003.