Education and Professional Qualifications


2003 – PhD in Social Work – Memorial University of Newfoundland  
            (Completed 2002; convocation 2003)

1990 - Master of Social Work - University of British Columbia

1979 - Bachelor of Social Work - University of Manitoba

1976 - Certificat de la langue française - Sorbonne

1974 - Bachelor of Arts - University of Manitoba

Training in the following areas was obtained through continuing education initiatives and in-service opportunities while employed as a professional social worker as well as an academic social worker:     

Child Welfare: Assessment, intervention and treatment of child abuse; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders; legislation; court process and procedure; behaviour management; child development; attachment and bonding; cross-cultural child welfare practice; resource recruitment; integrated case management.
Therapy Models: Structural and Strategic Family Therapy; Bowenian Family Therapy; Cognitive Therapy; Solution-Focused Brief Therapy; Narrative Therapy.
Mental Health: Clinical syndromes; DSM; psychopharmacology; treatment and management of schizophrenia; eating disorders; panic disorder; depression; suicide intervention; critical incident debriefing; post traumatic stress disorder; stress management; case management; psychosocial rehabilitation; early intervention; First Nations Mental Health; treatment of sexual abuse.

Management:/Supervision: Problem Solving Management; program evaluation; team building; recruitment and hiring; performance reviews; employee motivation; multidisciplinary service delivery; Emergency Measures Response; mediation training.

Substance Misuse: Dynamics and course of alcohol misuse; relapse prevention; dual diagnosis/concurrent disorders.