Cynthia (Cindi) Glidden-Tracey, Professor of Counselling Psychology at UBC

July 1, 2021

Cynthia (Cindi) Glidden-Tracey specializes counselling psychology, emphasizing interpersonal and cultural dynamics of counselling relationships. 

Dr. Glidden-Tracey has taught most recently UBC, and also earlier at three universities in the USA.  A counselling psychologist by day and world music enthusiast by night, Dr. Glidden-Tracey enjoys sharing concepts and techniques for enhancing well-being, addressing human conflicts, and improving learning, communication, and motivation to change.  She is developing a method called rhythmic cognitive restructuring, using insights from explorations of both psychology and cultural variations in musical expression, combining spoken words with rhythmic reinforcement with hopes of strengthening people’s memories and motivations to use the positive messages they learn to tell themselves. 

On campus and in the community, Dr. Glidden-Tracey has hosted educational events, leads workshops, and manages a website focused on the beneficial uses of mindful expression and rhythmic movement (BUmerm on facebook) from different cultural perspectives. 

She greatly looks forward to further infusions of this work with this kind of play, and these workshops for the 2021 Canada Day Drumming Celebration create an exciting opportunity to explore these techniques and share these messages.