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Ron’s Summary C.V.

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

Previous Positions

Psychologist, BC Children’s Hospital, 1983-2012

Clinical Director (1995 to December 31, 2006), Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC

Educational Background

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1983

Registered Psychologist (#866), British Columbia, 1983



Moshrefzadeh, A., and Manley, R. Polyvagal theory in delivery of trauma-informed care in acute medical settings. BC Psychologist, Winter, 8-17.


Manley, R. Attachment, trauma, and the therapeutic relationship. BC Psychologist, Summer, 10-12.


Manley, R., and DeJong, C. A therapeutic approach to working with trauma and dysregulation: The example of eating disorders and substance use disorders. Insights into Clinical Counselling, December, 27-29, 31, 33.


Manley, R.S. Eating disorders in children and adolescents: Information for those living with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Third Edition. April. Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre.


Manley, R.S. The cognitive-behavioural approach to treating individuals with eating disorders. Visions Journal, 6(1), 18-19.


Manley, R.S., O’Brien, K., and Samuels, S. Fitness instructors’ recognition of eating disorders and attendant ethical/liability issues. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 16 (2), March-April, 103-116.


Freedman, G., Leichner, P., Manley, R., Sandhu, P.S., and Wang, T.C. Understanding anorexia nervosa through analysis of thematic content of letters in an adolescent sample. European Eating Disorders Review, 14(5), 301-307.

Manley, R.S., & Roles, P. What works? Family therapy for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Visions Journal, 3, 17-18.


Manley, R.S., & Standish, K. Should adolescents with eating disorders be allowed to exercise? The Renfrew Perspective, Winter, 17-20.

Manley, R.S., Jones, S., & Stoilen, K. What to say and how to say it: Connecting with the eating disordered adolescent at the initial consultation. BC Medical Journal, 47(1), January/February, 35-40.

Manley, R.S. & Becker, E. No, I can’t be your …”: Boundary issues for health care professionals. BC Medical Journal, 47(1), January/February, 41-43.

Recent Presentations


“Earned Secure Attachment and a Liberated Spirituality”. At Banyen Books & Sound, Vancouver, British Columbia, February 6.


Talk to Staff at BC Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders Program on “Overexercise”, September 27.


Taught 4-Part Webinar Series “Interpersonal Neurobiology: A Guide to Relative Being-in-the-World”, for Science and Nonduality, November 11, November 18, November 25, December 2.

“Earned Secure Attachment as a Model for a Liberated Spirituality.” Paper presented at Science and Nonduality Conference, Italy, August 9.


“Treating Trauma with a Somatically-Based and Attachment-Informed Psychotherapy: Foundational Skills for Therapists.” Presented at HeartQuest Holistic Wellness Centre, Vancouver, B.C., March 4-5.


“Treating Trauma with Somatically-Based Psychotherapy: Foundational Skills for Therapists.” Workshop presented with Carrie DeJong, M.C., R.C.C., at Inner Evolution Healing Centre, Vancouver, B.C., February 6-7.


“Trauma Informed Care, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Human Potential.” Presented at BrainTrust Canada: Okanagan Conference on Brain Injury, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, June 12.

“Somatically-Oriented Psychotherapy and Working with the Nervous System: Foundational Skills for Therapists.” (With Carrie DeJong, M.C., R.C.C.). Two-day workshop presented at Inner Evolution Healing Centre, Vancouver, B.C., October 4-5.


“Integrating Working with the Body into Trauma Treatment.” Presented at the Heartwood Centre for Women Team Day, Hardwick Hall, Vancouver, B.C., May 29.

“Using Your Mind to Change Your Brain: Neuroplasticity and Human Potential.” Presented to Educators at Hillside Elementary School, Mission, B.C., May 15.

“The Body Knows the Score”: Integrating Somatic Approaches into Trauma Work. Presented at Child & Youth Mental Health Week Education Day, Chan Centre, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, B.C., May 6.

“Understanding Boundary Issues in Health Care and the Management of Risk.” Presented at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, B.C., May 2, and at George Pearson Centre, Vancouver, B.C., April 9.

“Understanding Disordered Eating in Athletes.” Presented at Canadian Mental Health Association “Mental Core” event, Kelowna, B.C., February 8.

“The Impact of Excessive Exercise and Eating Disorders on Athletes.” Presented to two Human Kinetics classes (UBCO), Kelowna, B.C., February 7 and 8.

“Sport and Body Image: Understanding Excessive Exercise and Eating Disorders in Athletes.” Presented at Canadian Mental Health Association “Knowledge is Power” event, Kelowna, B.C., February 7.

Continuing Education (not a complete listing)


Getting to the Heart of Change: Fostering Attachment Security through AEDP: Within and Beyond the Therapy Relationship, with Dr. Richard Harrison, September 26-27.


Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors, with Dr. J. Fisher, Vancouver, May 17-18.


Resolving Complex Ethical and Multicultural Dilemmas in Psychological Practice, with Dr. Erica Wise, Vancouver, May 19.

Science and Nonduality Conference, Italy, August 8-14.

Exceptional Healing Techniques in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Conditions: From Surviving to Thriving, with Dr. Maggie Phillips, November 30-December 1.


Shame & Self-Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma, with Dr. Janina Fisher, Vancouver, May 19-20.


Lessons from the Past and Preparing for the New Reality, College of Psychologists of British Columbia,  Vancouver, June 24.


We Are the Tools of Our Trade, with Dr. David Wallin, San Francisco, May 17.


Treatment of Complex Trauma, with Dr. John Briere. One day workshop, Vancouver, B.C., June 28.


Level 1 Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy Immersion Course. Healing at the Edge of Transformational Experience: Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma, Vancouver, B.C., July 16-20.



Award of Excellence for contribution to education at Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia, May 27.


(With Dr. Leichner and E. Becker). Award of Excellence with Distinction. Awarded for contributions to education at Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia, May.