Professional Activities

EDUCATION

2011 Master of Social Work, Clinical University of Calgary
2004 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Université Concordia
1995 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing University of Calgary

PRESENTATIONS

2019 Domestic Violence: Being Trauma-Informed (co-facilitation) Calgary Region Children’s Services   
2017-2021 End-of-Life Care for the LGBTQ Community
Bridge to Peace Threshold Choir
Hospice Quality Management Committee
ISFL Palliative Care Committee
Cedars Villas Extendicare
Palliative Social Work group
Inter-hospice Palliative Education Day
Calgary Holistic Death Network
2018 Coping for the Holidays-Strong Daughters Self-Care Saturday
2017 Chronic Illness and Intimacy-Parkinson Alberta Hope Conference
2017 Accessible Arts-Huntington Society National meeting, Toronto
2016 Physician Assisted Dying: A New Challenge for Social Workers Personally and Professionally-ACSW
2015 Coping with AMD-Calgary Retina Consultants
2013 Collaborative Practice-Advocacy support for parents-CNIB Child Youth and Family Professional Development Conference, Banff

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Mental Health

Somatic Regulation Strategies – Level I, II, III
Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy-Level 1
Understanding and Applying the DSM-5 in Healthcare Practice
Trauma-Informed Care
Traumatic Dissociation, Emotion Dysregulation, & the Loss of Self
Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention and Strengthening Resilience among Indigenous Youth
Addictions & Mental Illness-Working with Co-occurring Disorders
Narrative Approaches to Traumatic Experience
SOT/War Trauma Intervention                                  
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence
Brain Development and the Significance of Trauma
Supportive Pathways

Grief, Loss and Bereavement

Complicated Grief Therapy
Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction: Creative Practices for Counselling the Bereaved
Grief and Adjustment Through a Trauma Informed Lens
Contemplative End of Life
Communication Skills for Palliative Workers
The Paradoxes of Mourning

Leadership

Effective Leadership
Leading and Influencing Others
Non-violent leadership
Team Leadership
Clinical Social Work Supervision

Psychedelic & Spiritual Integration

MDMA Therapy Training Program
Psychedelics 101/102
Understanding Ketamine
Transcendence: Psychedelics & Spiritual Healing at the End of Life
Holotropic Breathwork
Catalyst 2020 and 2021: Psychedelic Research Conference
Spirituality and Health Conference
Spirituality and Social Work Conference

Arts

Artscape Gibraltar Point-Self-directed Arts Residency
City of Calgary Public Art-Artists Working in Community
Banff Centre-Power and Balance in DisArts
One Yellow Rabbit Summer Lab

MEMBERSHIPS

Alberta College of Social Workers – Authorised to provide Psychosocial Interventions
Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association
The Society for Spirituality and Social Work
Chacruna Institute
CARFAC Alberta
Leighton Arts Centre