Ilvy Goossens

We Live What We Teach


Ilvy Goossens, M.A. 


Ilvy Goossens is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at Simon Fraser University (Canada), a researcher in the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute, and a graduate research assistant in the Youth Risk and Resilience Lab. Her overarching research interests focus on the intersection between mental health and the criminal justice system. Her primary graduate research focuses on risk assessment and risk communication. She is a co-author of the DIARI (Decision-making In Abusive Relationships Interview: Nicholls, Hilterman, & Goossens, 2016), an interview guide to collaborate on safety planning with women in abusive relationships.

Ilvy practiced as a clinical counselor in Belgium before coming to Canada in 2013. She has worked in diverse settings (inpatient, outpatient, acute care, private practice) as a clinical trainee and assessor. Past training has focused primarily on working with youth and adults with serious mental illness, emotional dysregulation, and violence. Thus far, her approach to therapy has been eclectic yet informed by evidence-based therapeutic frameworks and always with the patient at the center of the therapeutic experience. Her therapeutic style is best characterized as non-judgmental, authentic, and pro-active.

Ilvy is a clinical trainee working under the supervision of Dr. Debbie Leung at Wise Mind Centre.

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