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Ruth Slater
Psychologist (since 1993) in the province of Ontario, in the areas of clinical and health psychology

Dr. Ruth Slater is a registered psychologist (since 1993) in the province of Ontario, in the areas of clinical and health psychology.  She has worked at the Hospital for Sick Children since 2001, and is currently with the Diabetes and Plastics teams.  She provides support to children, adolescents and families, who are coping with illness or injury.  She is trained as a trainer in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and provides training to staff and students.  In her work, Dr. Slater uses principles from MI, but also Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Family Systems theory, and other approaches that incorporate strengths (e.g., Solution-Focused therapy) and/or mindfulness (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).  Dr. Slater has lead mindfulness groups for adolescents at the Hospital for Sick Children and has co-lead a 20 week session of the Integra Mindfulness Martial Arts program for youth with diabetes.  Dr. Slater has maintained her own mindfulness practice for over 10 years, and continues to incorporate both formal and informal practice on a daily basis.

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