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Get to know your Managing Council | À la découverte de votre conseil de gestion: Shelbi Snodgrass

'Get to know your Managing Council' is a new monthly series to highlight the individuals that make up our managing council at the CSPA, so our members can get to know them and the work they do in our communities.

Name: Shelbi Snodgrass (she/her)

Qualifications: CSPA Professional Member, Registered Clinical Counsellor (BC Association of Clinical Counsellors), Canadian Certified Counsellor (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association), Registered Yoga Teacher and Associate Faculty member of the Master of Counselling program (City University of Seattle).

Experience: I have been a practitioner for over seven years; my formal training is in the area of mental health, addiction and recovery, and performance psychology.

We caught up with Shelbi to find out more about her and the work she does, here's what we learned...

Tell us about the work you do

I am the co-founder of Snodgrass and Duff Performance Consulting and Counselling Inc., a private practice located in Vancouver and Victoria, BC specialising in sport, performance, clinical counselling, and psychiatry. Our philosophy centres around three pillars of health: Lifestyle, Wellness, and Performance. We view athlete mental health as the foundation of personal and performance excellence. Therefore, our approach combines trauma-informed clinical counselling and mental performance knowledge and intervention to support individual, team, and organisational needs. I am also one of the mental performance consultants supporting Team BC athletes and coaches at the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island.

Tell us about your position on the Managing Council

My role on the Managing Council is the lead of CSPA’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (EDIA) committee. The EDIA committee’s responsibility is to uphold this mission through the lens of EDIA. The committee is focused on creating safe spaces at the CSPA for diverse voices, persons, and viewpoints and working to acknowledge and educate all members. Currently, the committee provides two+ annual professional development opportunities for members such as speaker series and webinars.

Why is your work meaningful to you?

As a former varsity athlete, I hope to use my personal experiences to contribute to positive change within systems to improve athlete wellbeing in