"The field of Clinical Psychology intergrates science, theory and practice to understand, predict and alleviate maladjustment, disability and discomfort as well as to promote human adaptation, adjustment and personal development. Clinical Psychology focuses on the intellectual, emotional, biological, psychological, social and behavioural aspects of human functioning across the life span, in varrying cultures, and at all socioeconomic levels." www.apa.org
DR. CHERITA M. RAYNER Psy.D
Born in Bermuda, Dr. Rayner completed her post secondary education in the United States. She received a BA Psychology from Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania; an Msc. Clinical Psychology from the University of Loyola Maryland; and a Psy.D Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco, California.
Under the umbrella of Chrysalis Bermuda, Dr. Rayner provides psychotherapeutic services to an adult and older adult population. These services include individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, psychodiagnostic testing and assessment.
Dr. Rayner is active in the psychological community. She is the past president of the Bermuda Psychological Association and is currently serving as Secretary. In addition to her work at Chrysalis Bermuda, Dr, Rayner is also employed by the Bermuda Hospitals Board as a Clinical Psychologist. Her duties include providing individual treatment and psychodiagnotic assessment to clients admitted into the Turning Point Substance Abuse Treatment Programme as well as individuals who participate in the Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Programme.
ILM Diploma in Leadership and Management
ILM Level 5 Certification in Leadership and Management
Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Trained as a trainer of Mental Health First Aide. Coordinator of the Mental Health First Aide programme for the Bermuda Hopsitals Board
Cognitive Analytic Therapy-introductiory level
Quit Smart Certified smoking cessation programme facilitator