Denise Brend is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at McGill University and the recipient of an FQRSC doctoral scholarship. In 2015 she was selected as a Research Fellow in the Research Training Programme of the International Psychoanalytical Association (London, United Kingdom) to be held at Yale University School of Medicine Child Study Center. In 2014 she was a course instructor for the McGill Bachelors level courses Introduction to Practice with Groups and the Integrative Seminar, previously she has served as a field for the School of Social Work. Currently, she is a tenured faculty member at Cegep Dawson College where she teaches the third year field seminar and serves as a field liaison for supervisors. She has been invited to guest lecture on a variety of topics on several occasions in courses at McGill, Dawson College and in the community. Over the past three years she has joined the CRCF as a student member and enjoyed being involved in its dynamic learning community where she has strengthened her skills as a researcher through the journal club, statistics training and through working on publications addressing issues in child welfare. Denise completed her Masters Degree and Special Bachelor Degree at McGill University. She received a Bachelors of Women’s Studies and Women in the Fine Arts at Concordia University where she received both the Mair Verthuy (Simone de Beauvoir Institute) and Provost Scholarships. Denise has 13 years of experience as a psychotherapist and as a social worker in mental health, as a supervisor and trainer. She has been a member and chairperson of specialized groups on clinical practice and anti-oppressive program revision at Dawson College, currently she is co-chair of the McGill Qualitative Health Research Group, Special Interest Group: Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis Workgroup. For her doctoral research, she plans to explore how social workers in the field of intimate partner violence experience workplace social support.
Contact: flo.d.brend [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)