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Heather B. MacIntosh

Dr. Heather B. MacIntosh comes to the School of Social Work from the University of Ottawa where she was a part-time professor in the Education Faculty Counselling programme and the Social Sciences Faculty department of Psychology and Clinical Psychology. Prior to this, Heather worked at St. Paul University for three years in the Counselling and Spirituality programme. She has been teaching at the university level for over ten years and has a real passion for engaging with students in both classroom and clinical supervision settings. Heather is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working clinically with individuals, couples and families in the context of trauma. She was also the Registrar for Accreditation for the Canadian Psychological Association. This blend of academic, clinical and administrative work is particularly appealing to her and motivated her pursuit of a full time academic appointment. Heather has a particular interest in Couple and Family Therapy and has been hired to work with Dr. Sharon Bond to implement the Couple and Family Therapy programme when it begins. In terms of research, she is particularly interested in applied clinical research into couple and family interventions with a focus on the needs of childhood trauma survivors within systemic therapies. As a result of the trauma, childhood trauma survivors often need particular help in managing the emotional intensity of therapy and this can be a real challenge in couple and family therapy contexts. Heather is also interested in examining the experience of same sex marriage and family relationships and looking at the specific needs of LGBT persons in couple and family therapy settings.

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School of Social Work
3506 University Street
Room 425
Montreal, Québec
H3A 2A7

(514) 398-7056