Katherine Rupert MSW, RSW, ACTP

Katherine has over twenty-five years of specialized expertise providing evidence-based individual, family and group based assessments and treatments with families caring for children who present with early relational trauma and attachment disturbances.  


Katherine received her undergraduate Honours degree in Psychology and Child Studies from the University of Guelph, Bachelor of Social Work degree from McMaster University and her Master of Social Work degree with Clinical Specialization from the University of Calgary.   Katherine also completed advanced level training through the Canadian Association of Child and Play therapy and is an Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner through the National Institute for Trauma and Loss for Children.  


Katherine has specialized training and expertise completing standardized relational assessments, classifying infant attachment patterns using the Ainsworth ABC Attachment Rating Scales, and providing treatment to families caring for children who present with early relational trauma and attachment disturbances.  Katherine is also certified by the Circle of Security Network to provide formalized training on the use of the Secure Base, Safe Haven© Observation Coding System, a standardized, research-based procedure for observing, tracking, describing and classifying patterns of interaction between children and their caregivers.  As a certified Circle of Security® Parent Course™ therapist/supervisor Katherine is committed to helping bridge the gap between attachment research and clinical practice through providing training, clinical consultation and formal presentations to professionals within and across education, health care, children’s mental health and child welfare.