Diane Marshall

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Healing Families:
Courage and Faith in Challenging Times
by Diane Marshall
(ABC Books, 2005)

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Welcome to The Institute of Family Living
An Association of Individual, Marriage, Couple and Family Counsellors

Diane Marshall, M.Ed., RP, RMFT (Retired)
Registered Psychotherapist
Supervisor Mentor, CAMFT

Individual, Couple & Family Therapy
Gender Issues and Life Transitions

Diane is an Associate at the Institute of Family Living, a centre established in 1971. She has been in clinical practice since 1977, and has supervised and trained therapists and counsellors for over 35 years in a variety of ethnic communities. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Registered Marriage and Family Therapists (RMFT # 2017311) and a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor of the American and Ontario Associations of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT & OAMFT # 7003). Diane is a consultant to L’Arche Toronto, the Lighthouse, Korean Telecare, Romero House, Yonge Street Mission and Scott Mission, and for many years was a member of the Aboriginal Council of World Vision Canada.

Her work includes many areas of expertise in the field of individual, marriage and family therapy:

  • Couple therapy, including conflict and communication.
  • The complexities of separation, divorce, remarriage, and the parenting issues which result.
  • Adolescent issues in family therapy.
  • Family of origin issues
  • Inter-faith couples
  • Life transitions, and the various challenges involved in meeting personal change and growth.
  • Vocational stress and change.
  • Issues of aging.
  • Grief and bereavement.
  • Spirituality and faith concerns.

Diane works collaboratively with a multi-cultural team, and is skilled in cross-cultural counselling. With colleague Lindsay Watson, she runs an Advanced Training Program (A.T.P.) for therapists pursuing clinical membership in AAMFT, as well as for other therapists wanting professional supervision for their work.

She is the author of the book Healing Families: Faith and Courage in Challenging Times (2005), and co-author of Who Can Heal Us? (2004), and of several articles on family life, including:


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