Dr. Welburn is the Clinical Director of the Ottawa Anxiety & Trauma Clinic, the past chair of the Ottawa Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and past Faculty member of the Ottawa Group Psychotherapy Training Institute. He has been involved in teaching Ego State Therapy, hypnosis, CBT and other psychotherapies for more than 20 years and has co-chaired the Ottawa Annual Trauma conference since 1990. He is an innovator in the use of Ego State Therapy in anxiety and dissociative disorders and trauma-related growth.
He was a member of the team that offered the very first Canadian Psychiatric Association's courses in PTSD and in Dissociative Disorders in the early 90's and is one of the pioneers of trauma treatment in Canada. He has provided consultation and education to the Canadian Forces on trauma issues.
He has lectured extensively - nationally and internationally - on topics such as: trauma treatments, compassion fatigue, hypnosis, peak performance training in anxiety treatment, trauma and return to work, empathy, imagery and PTSD, police crisis work and trauma, PTSD in the military, integrating EMDR and ego-state therapy in the treatment of dissociation, and trauma in the history of patients in emergency psychiatry.
He has published articles on discriminating DID from schizophrenia and malingering, schema change as an outcome of day-treatment and a statistical and conceptual analysis of the schema questionnaire.
Dr. Welburn developed the Welburn Empathic Concern Scale and showed that high levels of empathic concern predicted PTSD symptoms in the aftermath of 9/11 for those viewing the events on television.
Dr. Welburn developed an exposure based group treatment for anxiety problems that has now been offered for more than 20 years. He has also developed "right path therapy" for existential and spiritual issues.
Dr. Welburn offers supervision and consultation to therapists in the areas of trauma, dissociative disorders, anxiety, CBT, hypnosis, ego state therapy, group therapy and EMDR.
He also accepts referrals for individual therapy (anxiety and trauma) and group therapy for anxiety.
His band, Four Crying Out Loud, recently released their debut album: A Cry From The Stones. One of the songs on the album "One Sure Thing" was written specifically to clients engaged in the difficult path of healing from trauma. Here is an exerpt from the liner notes describing the song.
We are very excited to share the following news; The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Four Crying Out Loud the Runner Up placement in the 2012 song contest (Rock category) for the song “Life is An Ocean.”
Check us out at: http://songwritingcontest.songoftheyear.com/fourcryingoutloud.htm
“Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive a Runner Up placement in the songwriting competition.”
“The 'Runner Up' placement shows that your song received extremely high scores and was found to be competitive with the winning songs. Only the top writers receive this placement.”
"Life is An Ocean" is the first song on our recently released CD "A Cry From The Stones"
The album is available on iTunes as well as other media.
Check out fourcryingoutloud.ca for detailed information on the album, including liner notes, lyrics and much more.
Welburn, K. R., Fraser, G. A. (2006). High Visual Imagery and Empathy Can Lead to PTSD. Canadian Psychiatry Aujourd’hui, 2(1), 6-7.
Welburn, K. R.,Fraser, G., et al. (2003). Discriminating Dissociative Identity Disorder from Schizophrenia and Feigned Dissociation on Psychological Tests and Structured Interview. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 4(2), 109-130.
Welburn, K., Coristine, M., et al. (2002). The Schema Questionnaire—Short Form: Factor Analysis and Relationship Between Schemas and Symptoms. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 26(4), 519-530.
Welburn, K., Dagg, P., Coristine, M., & Pontefract, A. (2000). Schema Change from Twelve Weeks of Intensive Group Therapy. Psychotherapy, 37(2), 189-195.