Stacey Roles, RN, MScN is an Academy of Cognitive Therapy certified trainer consultant and therapist who is also credentialed with the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies. She is currently pursuing a PhD, is an adjunct professor with the School of Nursing at Laurentian University and is faculty in the Psychiatry Program at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Stacey leads the Center for CBT Sudbury where she trains and supervises clinicians and physicians. She is an avid healthcare researcher, works at Health Sciences North, has presented at numerous national conferences and maintains a private practice.
Q: What’s the number one thing you are working toward that you haven’t yet accomplished?
A: The number one thing I am working towards is a PhD in Human Studies which began September 2017 at Laurentian University.
Q:What is the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome?
A: The biggest challenge for me was fine-tuning a work-life balance to make time to engage in activities that I enjoy outside of the office.
Q:What are 3 things you can’t live without?
A: My wonderful family and friends, my Dogue de Bordeaux, and access to education and the ability to learn
Q:What would be the theme song of your life?
A: “Let It Be” by The Beatles
Q:What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A: Helping clients in their recovery process is unbelievably rewarding. It is a privilege to be entrusted during very difficult and vulnerable life experiences. Equally so, supervising therapists and teaching them the skills required to be able to help their many clients in this same way is incredibly fulfilling.