I am pleased to be a team player with Lorraine Moulton of the Kamloops Centre for Therapy. Our visions are similar. We all want to promote harmony, respect, conflict resolution and good problem solving skills in the people we work with. My commitment is to resolve conflicts respectfully and maturely.
On a personal note, I am married with 3 grown children. I have spent my life in smaller communities - which might explain why I am a forester and a naturalist - or the other way around.
My work has evolved over time to concentrate on mediation and group facilitation in circumstances where there are cultural differences in approach. I am experienced in family, workplace, and business mediations, where I specialize in getting beyond positions, to focus on the interests of the parties. I have significant training and experience dealing with substance use issues and multicultural issues involving race and gender differences.
My specialities are:
• Multicultural Issues in Family Justice (Justice Institute 2008)
• Substance Use Issues in Family Justice (Justice Institute 2007)
• Business plans
• Strategic planning for families and businesses
• Marriage mediation
• Workplace mediation
• Family Mediation
• Domestic Violence
• Drug and Alcohol Addiction Issues
• Financial Management Issues
• Managing Power Imbalances
• Parenting Plan Issues
In addition I have worked in Secwepemc, Nlaka’pamux and St'at'imc communities. I speak some French, German, Spanish and Mandarin.
Helping you grow...Christopher Ortner
Note: from Lorraine....What a great addition to our team. We now have a one-stop service. Chris provides the Kamloops Centre for Therapy with the final step in ensuring that our clients live up to their ideals of living the "best life possible". Chris is a "get-the-job-done" kind of guy, while being intelligent, caring, sensitive and dedicated.
To Contact Chris:
Kamloops Centre for Therapy
3-1315 Summit Drive
Kamloops, BC V2C 5R9