Sarah McNamee is a clinician, researcher, author, and educator whose work focuses on helping people heal from relational trauma, and helping professionals better understand the complex sequelae and treatment needs of trauma survivors. She has a Master of Applied Science in Couple and Family Therapy (2022) and a Master of Social Work (2015), both from McGill University. Sarah has several years of clinical experience working with victims/survivors of sexual assault and conjugal violence, as well as adolescents and adults struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. She has contributed to research on the implementation and evaluation of trauma-informed practices in child protection centres and young offender settings across the province of Quebec and the piloting and evaluation of the Developmental Couple Therapy for Complex Trauma (DCTCT) model. As part of this work, Sarah delivered training and provided consultation on complex trauma to front-line professionals in child protection, schools, community clinics, and other settings across Quebec. Sarah is published in JAMA Psychiatry and the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, and presented at international conferences on complex trauma intervention and treatment and research. She is a member of the McGill University Center for Research on Children and Families and part of an ad hoc multidisciplinary psychedelic ethics collaboration which focuses its attention on clinical and research ethics in the emerging field of psychedelic medicine. Sarah was the recipient of the McGill Graduate Excellence Fellowship in Social Work and the Clinical Excellence in Couple and Family Therapy Graduation Award. Sarah is a licensed Couple and Family Therapist and Psychotherapist in the province of Quebec, Canada.
Contact: sarah.mcnamee [at] mcgill.ca (Email)