Doctoral Resident in School & Clinical Child Psychology
Rayna Edels is a Doctoral Student in the School/Applied Child Psychology program at McGill University. She holds a Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Prevention Science and Practice with a concentration in Childhood Adjustment Counselling from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts (BAH) from Queen’s University. Rayna’s doctoral research focuses on the familial factors that influence children’s emotion regulation development. She is working on evaluating a parenting intervention that aims to improve parent emotion socialization practices, parent emotion regulation, and child emotion regulation.
Rayna is completing her residency at Oshawa Psychological & Counselling Services and Broadview Psychology. She has extensive training working with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and families experiencing a variety of mental health concerns. She has worked in a variety of settings, including clinical and forensic community mental health centres, hospitals, schools, and private practices. Rayna uses a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). She employs a client-centred approach and strives to use clients’ strengths and interests to guide change.