Dr. Lisa Gunderson

Dr. Lisa GundersonDr. Lisa Gunderson is an award-winning educator and founder of One Love Consulting (OLC). Under the umbrella of OLC she is an equity consultant/trainer for various institutions in Canada and the United States, focusing on issues important to racialized populations.

Locally, she is the community liaison for the African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island, a representative to the Victoria Council of Parent Advisory Councils, co-founder of the Girls with Afro-Textured Hair Group, a former liaison to the Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee, and board member of the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Center Society.

A former tenured US psychology professor, she received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California (USC).

She provided key subject matter expertise to the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General during the development and implementation of provincial training on fair and impartial policing. She has written a variety of pieces, most recently focusing on Black Canadians for Embracing Cultural Responsivity and Social Justice: Re-shaping Professional Identity in Counselling Psychology (Collins, 2018).

She lives in Victoria with her partner and two children. Please visit www.oneloveconsulting.com to learn more about Dr. G.

Session 6 - Having the "conversation": Promoting mental health through diversity and inclusion