Professional Activities


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


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


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


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


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


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