Catherine Zuro, M.A., C. Psych. Assoc.

Ms. Catherine Zuro was raised in Ottawa and attended Queen’s University in Kingston, graduating with an Honours B.A. in 1983.  Upon graduation, she returned to Ottawa where she gained experience at the Royal Ottawa Hospital Neuropsychology Laboratory as a Neuropsychology Technician.  She began her graduate studies in Psychology at Carleton University in 1984.  She began working part-time as a Clinical Research Assistant at the Ottawa Eating Disorder Clinic in the Ottawa Civic Hospital, under the supervision of Dr. Arthur Blouin in 1985.  Ms. Zuro completed her Master’s Degree in 1987.

Her research, which was published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, examined the relationship between family environment, depression, and eating disordered symptoms among women with Bulimia Nervosa.

Beginning in 1987, Ms. Zuro served as part of the Ottawa Civic Hospital Eating Disorder Assessment team, and provided group and individual therapy to hundreds of individuals suffering from eating disorders until leaving the hospital in 1995.  In 1995, she joined the practice of Blouin & Blouin and Associates and the Ottawa Eating Disorder Clinic, where she has been involved in assessment and treatment services since.

In 1991, Ms. Zuro became registered as a Certified Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.  She has pursued ongoing training in Cognitive Therapy, achieving Advanced Certification in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (one form of Cognitive Therapy) from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York.  She currently provides cognitive therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in the areas of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, stress-management, and relationships, under the supervision of Dr. Arthur Blouin and Dr. Jane Blouin.  In assisting clients, Ms. Zuro applies her over 25 years of clinical experience, education, and expert supervision to employ a variety of Cognitive Therapy principles and techniques.  Her clients appreciate her sense of humor, acceptance, and compassion in treatment.

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