Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Trinity Western Seminary
Ian teaches in the areas of couple relationships, family function, and the emotional, ethical and skill development of the therapist. He is also presently working at the Burnaby Counselling Group as Clinical Director, supervising staff as well as working with couples and families from an Emotionally Focused Perspective. Ian has been working with individuals, couples and families since 1984.
Ian is a Registered Psychologist (#01292) and CAMFT Approved Supervisor and Mentor (#2017499), supervising students and clinicians in Canada and abroad. He is a regular invited speaker and supervisor in Latin America where he teaches Emotionally Focused Therapy, Ethical Issues in Professional Practice, and The Self of the Therapist among other topics.
Ian has been married for over 30 years and has 5 grown children. He likes to spend time in the wilderness; hiking and kayaking.
BS (Psychology/Sociology) - Calvin College
MA (Clinical Psychology) - Wheaton College
PhD (Marriage and Family Therapy) - Fuller Theological Seminary
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
Gottman Methods in Couple Therapy
Narrative and Structural Family Therapy
Private Practice: Verseveldt Relationship Therapy and Supervision
Clinical Member of AAMFT
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist