Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Victoria Cane, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with Kalamazoo Evidence Based Therapy. She has worked in the field of mental health since 2000. She takes a holistic approach to therapeutic work, using the context of culture, personal development, and multiple dimensions of identity. Her general theoretical orientation is cognitive-behavioral underscored by relational and feminist principles. She also specializes in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and incorporates other evidence-based therapies into her work.
In therapy, Dr. Cane's aim is to work collaboratively towards client-identified goals. She often incorporates skill-building into sessions in order to help clients with their relationships and learning more effective ways of coping.
Dr. Cane's areas of expertise include treatment of eating disorders, LGBT-affirmative therapy, university/college counseling, women's issues, mood disorders, and trauma.
Dr. Cane has advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and regularly incorporates aspects of DBT into her practice, including teaching skills aimed at regulating emotion, learning to validate self and others, being mindful, coping with stress, and actively building the life that the client wants. She is currently certified as a DBT therapist through the founder's certifying body, The DBT-Linehan Board of Certification.
Education and Training
- PhD 2010, Counseling Psychology, Western Michigan University
- MA 2003, Counseling Psychology, Loyola University-Chicago
- BFA 1991, Fine Arts, New York University
Torres-Harding S., Jason L., Cane V., Carrico A., Taylor R. Physicians' diagnoses of psychiatric disorders for people with chronic fatigue syndrome International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. 2002;32:109-124.