Denise Brend is a postdoctoral fellow at the Université de Sherbrooke working on the project Implantation et evaluation modèle Attachement, Régulation et Compétences auprès d'enfants de 6 à12 ans in partnership with the Canadian not for profit organization Boscoville. She is co-supervised by Canada Research Chairs: Dr. Nadine Lanctôt and Dr. Delphine Collin- Vézina (McGill University). Her doctoral research explored how social workers in the field of intimate partner violence experience workplace social support and advanced mentalization and epistemic trust as useful theoretical frameworks for future inquiry and practice. 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). She has been a course and field instructor in the McGill School of Social Work. Currently, she is a permanent faculty member at Cegep Dawson College where she has been a member and chairperson of specialized groups on clinical practice, anti-oppressive program revision, and completed the New School teacher trainee program. Denise has 13 years of experience as a psychotherapist, a social worker in mental health, a clinical supervisor, and clinical trainer. She is passionate about complex trauma, vicarious/secondary trauma, and trauma-informed care. She is also the co-chair of the McGill Qualitative Health Research Group, Special Interest Group: Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis Workgroup.
Contact: flo.d.brend [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)