Resume

Work Experience

Consultant

Aboriginal Communities (Throughout Canada)
1993 - present
  • develop and facilitate skill development, community mobilisation and training for trainer’s workshops for human service professionals and community members with a focus on suicide and trauma
Inter-Tribal Health Authority
2005 - 2011
  • clinical services and consultation, program development and facilitation for the Aboriginal Suicide and Critical Response Team (ASCIRT) and First Nations House of Healing staff and clients
UBC/McGill University
2005-2010
  • coordinate the Western Canadian portion of an international study of Aboriginal resilience
Various (Government Ministries, Human Service Professional, Teacher, Students, (Foster) Parent, Community and Volunteer Groups)
1997 - present
  • develop, market and facilitate a variety of clinical, communications (including cross-cultural), self esteem and crisis related workshops (including training for trainers) and manuals for children, youth and adults (please see enclosed lists of ‘publications’ and ‘ workshops developed’)
LifeForce (Australia)
1997
  • develop, facilitate and train trainers to facilitate a 3-day suicide prevention workshop used nationally

Mental Health Clinician

Three Voices of Healing Society
2008 - present
  • provide clinical consultation and mental health assessments/ recommendations for Aboriginal addiction treatment centre clients
Nunamut Nunavik Youth At Risk Retreat
2010
  • provide clinical consultation to staff and intervention with youth on 2-week maritime retreat
Ministry of Child and Family Development
2003 - 2007
  • provide formal and informal psychological assessment, psycho-education and clinical intervention to children and youth
  • facilitate resiliency and self esteem enhancement workshops
  • offer clinical consultation to counsellors, administrators, and other school personnel re: specific students and/or issues
  • present professional development psycho-educational seminars
  • provide psychological reports to mental health professionals and school staff

Adjunct Faculty

Adler School of Professional Psychology
2010 - present
  • develop and facilitate academic courses for Master’s Degree Graduate Students
Vancouver Film School
1995 - 2005
  • develop and instruct “Communications 101″ course

Program Director

Vancouver Crisis Centre
1992 - 1998
  • develop and facilitate educational and training workshops for various groups (1-40 hours each)
  • coordinate a school-based community education program
  • lead a 30 member staff and volunteer team
  • publish articles & provide media interviews/consultation
  • chair inter-agency committee

Trainer/Supervisor/Counsellor

Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre (B.C. Ministry of Health)
1988 - 1992
  • co-develop and facilitate staff training workshops lead team of four child-care and nursing staff
  • provide staff feedback and regular performance reports
  • assess and treat severely disturbed youth
  • facilitate formal therapeutic groups
  • participate in specialized committees

Education

Doctorate

Fielding Graduate University
2009

Master's Degree

Fielding Graduate University
2003

Bachelor's Degree

University of British Columbia
1988