Dr. Kate Drury is a clinical psychologist specialized in trauma-focused therapy.
After completing a PhD at Concordia University in 2016, she worked for several years in a residential treatment center providing therapy to individuals struggling with the impact of substance use and post-traumatic stress.
She is currently working, and has been for the past 4 years, as a staff psychologist at the Jewish General Hospital where she, along with Dr. Zoë Thomas, co-founded the Trauma-Focused Therapy (TFT) program.
The TFT is the first specialized psychotherapy program in the province to provide group and individual therapy to individuals recovering from trauma, abuse and neglect. Built on Judith Herman’s stages of recovery, the program offers 10 groups across the three stages as well as opportunities for individual trauma processing, including Narrative Exposure Therapy.
Two branches of the program offer direct access Narrative Exposure therapy to women in the perinatal period & Indigenous people.
Dr. Drury is involved at every level of the program including training psychiatry residents, women’s health psychiatry fellows and psychology interns.
She holds an adjunct position at McGill where she lectures on trauma, trauma-informed care & psychotherapy.
She has collaborated with the Cree Health Board, The Quebec Alliance for Perinatal Mental Health and the CIUSS Central-West of Montreal to provide trauma training.
She has facilitated numerous Narrative Exposure Therapy trainings, and is sub-specialized in Perinatal Narrative Exposure Therapy (P-NET), an adapted NET delivered during the critically important perinatal period.