Jack Hirose, M.A. is a Vancouver-based counsellor and training co-ordinator with over 30 years experience developing high quality training programs for mental health professionals, educators, community organizations and businesses. Jack is a certified counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and a certified Addictions Counsellor Trainer. During Jack’s counseling and teaching career, he worked with youth, adults and families in many different environments including outpatient clinics, community colleges, schools, correctional settings, hospitals, treatment centres, and group homes. Jack has organized well over 300 workshops and conferences in his career. In the last decade, 55,000 participants have attended his professional training events. He is director and founder of the annual Healing and Treating Trauma, Addictions and Related Disorders Conference – Canada’s Premier Psychotherapy Conference held in Vancouver (2010, 2011) and Edmonton (2012). He was also co-director of other major Canadian Conferences including: Western Canadian Conference on Addictions and Mental Health (2004-2008), Western Canadian Solution-Focused Conference (2006) and The Art and Science of Psychotherapy Conference (2006).
In another chapter of Jack’s life, he was a member of Canada’s National Judo Team and had a brief professional football career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Concordes. Jack resides in North Vancouver with his wife, Julie, and two daughters.
More information: www.jackhirose.com