Credentials

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Education and Credentials

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)- University of Toronto in History and Sociology
Bachelor of Social Work- York University- Anti-Oppressive & Feminism Practice Focus
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology- Yorkville University
Master of Social Work- University of Windsor
Registered Social Worker with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Certified Play Therapist with the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy
Trauma Specialist

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Project Coordinator for Blue Hills Child and Family Center and Community Inclusivity and Equity Council of York Region
  • Clinical Director & Social Worker for Aset Group Consulting and Counselling Services
  • Intensive Support and Specialist Program for Durham Family Court Clinic
  • Clinician/Service Coordinator (Contract) for Turning Point Youth Services
  • Adult Counselor (Contract) for Durham Rape Crisis Center     
  • Child and Family Therapist for Branching Out Enhanced Therapeutic Services Inc.
  • Children Service Worker for Durham Children’s Aid Society
  • Community Support Worker/Supported Independent Living Supervisor for York South Association for Community Living
  • Frontline Women & Child Advocacy Worker for Bethesda House

PUBLICATIONS AND APPEARANCES

  • The Relevance of Social Justice for Today’s Therapist (articlewith Family Therapy Magazine: The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (January/February 2017)
  • Health Matters on Rogers TV with Theresa Fraser- Children with Anxiety (March 2017)
  • Ontario Association for Social Worker- Social Work for the 22nd Century: Accelerators & Innovators Conference Poster Presentation (November 2016)
  • Freelance Blog Writer/Developer-August 2013 to Present
  • Congress of Black Women- Ajax-Pickering Chapter
  • Student-Led Conference @ Dalla Lana School of Public Health –University of Toronto- Abstract Submission-Improving Outcomes for African-Canadian Youth in Child Welfare –October 23, 2015
  • Panel Moderator (Law Union Conference) June 9, 2015
  • One Vision One Voice- September 2015 to Present
  • Excellence Conference- (annual) October 2015 & 2016
  • Trent University Practicum Advisory Committee– January 2015 to Present
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers (Durham-Kawartha Branch)– December 2014- Board of Directors
  • Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy- April 2013-April 2017 Board of Directors (Certification Committee Chair)
  • Ontario Association for Children’s Aid Society Youth Can Conference-August 19, 2010&August 24, 2011-Speaker-; Co-facilitated workshops on Girl Talk (self-esteem, foster care awareness, bullying)
  • Girls Inc. of Durham (Teen-Mom program)- 2006-2008- Mentor; Mentor for a youth and her baby; engage in community activities and informal counseling and support.