Dr. Ruth Slater
Psychologist 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 currently provides support to children, adolescents and families mainly with the Diabetes team. 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 and/or mindfulness. In the past, Dr. Slater has lead mindfulness groups for adolescents at the Hospital for Sick Children and co-lead a 20 week session of the Integra Mindfulness Martial Arts program for youth with diabetes. Currently Dr. Slater is co-leading a mindfulness group for parents at the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Slater has maintained her own mindfulness practice for over 15 years, and continues to incorporate both formal and informal practice on a daily basis.

Co-presenting a case study with Sara Marlowe, MSW, RSW entitled: Pediatric Hospital Mindful Self-Compassion Parent Group Findings

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