Course Lecturers 2012-2013

Bree Akesson

Bree Akeeson Ms. Akesson studied at Columbia University in New York City, where she earned a B.A. in Sociology from Columbia College, an M.P.H. in Forced Migration and Health from the Mailman School of Public Health, and a M.S.S.W. in Health, Mental Health, and Disabilities from Columbia University's School of Social Work. Ms. Akesson is currently a Ph.D. student at McGill University's School of Social Work, where her research focuses on the effects of armed conflict on young children and their families. She is a licensed social worker, providing clinical support to children and families affected by trauma for the Child Psychiatric Epidemiology Group at the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene. Ms. Akesson is also a research associate for The Columbia Group for Children in Adversity, which offers technical assistance to governments, operational agencies, and policymakers. She formerly served as program manager for the Care and Protection of Children in Crisis-Affected Settings Research Initiative, working to strengthen the evidence base of international child protection programs in Ethiopia, Liberia, Indonesia, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. Ms. Akesson has consulted for the International Rescue Committee, Bernard van Leer Foundation, Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, UNICEF, and Save the Children. bree.akesson [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 532

3 credits
International Social Work.

Social Work: Discussion based upon intensive study and reports on problems in selected countries. Emphasis on identifying major social problems, understanding the social forces bearing on those problems and considering appropriate professional approaches to aid in their solution.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restriction: Limited to B.S.W. U3, M.S.W., and U3 non-Social Work students.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Karen E Paul


Aline Bogossian

Aline Bogossian
Aline Bogossian enters the PhD program of McGill University's School of Social Work with a background in administration and social work in pediatric health care. Her clinical and research interests lie in the experiences, challenges and realities of families, mothers and fathers of children and adolescents with chronic health conditions and disabilities. Currently working at the Centre for Research on Children and Families, Aline is involved in a number of research projects including a national project Parenting Matters! The Biopsychosocial Context of Parenting Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Canada that aims to unpack what it is about parenting that makes a difference to child outcomes, and what makes a difference to parenting in this child population. She also provides clinical support to families of children with health conditions at the Montreal Children's Hospital through her work in the Department of Social Services. Aline's doctoral work will focus on the experience of fathers of children with neurodevelopmental conditions. aline.bogossian [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 220

3 credits
History and Philosophy of Social Work.

Social Work: Historical, theoretical and philosophical base of social work which includes the role of social work in the social welfare, modalities of practice, professional codes of ethics, and human rights legislation.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U1 students. Not open to students who have taken SWRK 240.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Pam Orzeck, Shari Brotman

SWRK 222

3 credits
Introduction to Practicum.

Social Work: Basic social work skills.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U1 students. Not open to students who have taken SWRK 255.
  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • Zack Marshall

 


Rosemary Carlton

 

Rosemary Carlton, MSW, PhD candidate, has close to 15 years of experience in the fields of child protection, child sexual abuse and hospital social work. While pursuing her doctorate at the School of Social Work at McGill University, she has maintained close ties with Montreal’s social work community through her continued involvement with the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the Clinical Integration Group for Sexual Abuse housed at Batshaw Youth and Family Centres. Her doctoral research centres on the ways in which contemporary discourses of risk and autonomy shape teenage girls’ experiences of child protection involvement arising in the aftermath of sexual abuse. rosemary.carlton [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 493

3 credits
Seminar on Child Protection.

Social Work: The field of child protection and the problems of physical and sexual abuse and neglect of children. The general characteristics of this vulnerable population group and their families as well as some models of intervention.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restriction: Limited to BSW U3 students
  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019 academic year

 


Teresa Dellar

Teresa Dellar graduated with her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Social Work from McGill University. She also has a specialization certificate from the American Academy of Bereavement and has begun a Master's in Health Services. Teresa began her career at Hawkesbury General Hospital in Ontario. In 1985 she began working at the Lakeshore General Hospital in Oncology and Palliative Care where she remained for 16 years. Teresa began two support groups for cancer patients and their families while working in the chemotherapy department of the Lakeshore General Hospital. During that time she also co-founded the Montreal West Island Prostate Support group, which now boosts a membership of over 140 people. Teresa co-founded the West Island Palliative Care Residence with MNA Russell Williams in 1998. The need for this residence grew out of her concern for terminally ill patients who had to be transferred downtown in their final days, away from their community and loved ones. The first two years working on the project, Teresa volunteered her time while working full time to help get the project off the ground. She then received a grant to work part time on the project. In 2002, the West Island Palliative Care Residence opened its doors through the tireless efforts of Teresa, Russ, and the Board of Directors. Terminally ill patients and their families now have a home like environment where they can spend their final days close to their loved ones and in their own community. The Residence will celebrate its 8th year of operation and over 1400 terminally ill patients spend their final days at the West Island Palliative Care Residence. teresa.dellar [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 222

3 credits
Introduction to Practicum.

Social Work: Basic social work skills.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U1 students. Not open to students who have taken SWRK 255.
  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • Zack Marshall

 


Patrina Duhaney 

Patrina Duhaney is currently pursuing her PhD in the School of Social Work at McGill University. Building on her MSW research undertaken at Ryerson University that explored the experiences of Black women charged with a domestic violence related offence; Patrina is keenly interested in the experiences of racialized women in situations of intimate partner abuse (IPA). She is informed by anti-oppressive, anti-racist, anti-colonial, black feminist and critical race feminist approaches. Her aim is that her research will broaden conceptualizations of race, gender and class in order to bring a more complex understanding of intimate partner violence in racialized communities.  Prior to commencing her doctoral studies, Patrina practiced as a registered social worker at Kinark Child and Family Services in Toronto, where she provided clinical and therapeutic support to parents who have children diagnosed with autism. She has also worked in various social service sectors counseling marginalized and at risk populations such as women and children exposed to domestic violence, refugees and immigrant populations, youth in conflict with the law, children with multiple disabilities, and young parents. Working within these various capacities provided Patrina with opportunities to develop culturally competent knowledge and strategies to effectively support these vulnerable populations. patrina.duhaney [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 400

3 credits
Policy and Practice for Refugees.

Social Work: Refugee-generating conflicts, international and national responses are considered. Canadian policy, history and response to refugees are analyzed. Theory-grounded practice with refugees is examined, including community organizing and direct service delivery to individuals and families.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U3 and U3 non- Social Work students
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Evelyn Morland

 


Ilyan Ferrer

Ilyan Ferrer is a PhD student at McGill University. He recently completed his Masters degree in Social Work at McGill University, where he was a member of the Deans Honour List. His research interests include social gerontology, diversity and intersectionality. His current doctoral research focuses on the aging experiences of the older Filipino population in Canada. Ilyan is also a student member of the Centre de recherché et d'expertise en gerontology sociale (CREGES).ilyan.ferrer [at] mail.mcgill.ca ( Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 609

3 credits
Understanding Social Care.

Social Work: Historical overview of social care to respond to contemporary issues in health and community services. Topics include: meaning of care; history of care in home and community; need, risk, dependence/independence; and organisation of care in Quebec and beyond.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Terms
    • This course is not scheduled for the 2019 academic year
  • Instructors
    • There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019 academic year

 


Myra Giberovitch

 

Myra Giberovitch works in gerontology where she specializes in developing services and programs for survivors of mass atrocity crimes. In the late 1980’s she initiated the first community-based social service program for Holocaust survivors in Canada and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in this area. Myra created and supervises Services for Holocaust Survivors and their Families at the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors. She has published articles about her work and is an invited speaker at national and international conferences. Myra is affiliated with the McGill University School of Social Work for over twenty years as a sessional and guest lecturer, field supervisor and most recently, adjunct professor. Her topics include: social work practice with older adults; trauma and ageing; strengths-based practice; and self-care techniques which guard against burn-out and vicarious trauma. Her book Recovering from Genocidal Trauma - submitted for publication - is a practice guide that describes service models and programs she developed, including practical interventions and case examples. Myra also consults in this area; conducts staff training and supervision on practice issues; and facilitates wellness workshops that integrate a mind-body approach to well-being including stress management and relaxation techniques. Myra is a graduate of McGill University, where she earned B.S.W. (Great Distinction) and M.S.W. (Dean’s Honour List) degrees. myra.giberovitch [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 463

3 credits
Social Work Practice with Older Adults.

Social Work: An introduction to gerontological social work practice and the roles of social workers in a variety of settings.Themes include: the strengths of older people, families in later life, retirement, caregiving, death of a spouse or partner, institutionalization, end of life care, economics and aging, community care and services and resources for older adults.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U3 and U3 non- Social Work students
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Tamara Sussman

 


Rick Goldman

Rick Goldman is Coordinator of the Committee to Aid Refugees (CAR), a church-based non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of refugee claimants. He is also supervising lawyer at the Just Solutions Clinic of the Montreal City Mission, and Refugee Protection Coordinator of the Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes (TCRI), the 130-member coalition of groups serving refugees and immigrants in Québec. Mr. Goldman is a three-time graduate of McGill University, having received a B.A. in Economics as well as degrees in Civil Law and Common Law. He began his legal career at Québec Legal Aid, and then worked briefly in private practice before embarking upon a career in the community sector. Mr. Goldman was staff lawyer at Project Genesis for 12 years, concentrating mainly on welfare and housing issues, before moving to CAR in 2003. At CAR, Mr. Goldman has been active in many public campaigns for reform and improvement of laws and policies affecting refugees and immigrants in Canada, often working in close collaboration with the Canadian Council for Refugees. Mr. Goldman has also provided presentations and trainings to community groups, health and social service agencies, associations of lawyers and judges, parliamentary committees and United Nations agencies, as well as doing considerable work with the media. hasgold [at] sympatico.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 223

3 credits
Poverty and Inequality.

Social Work: Examination and analysis of laws and policies affecting those living in poverty, experiencing inequality, strategies for mitigating these issues, role of social work in advocating for legal and welfare rights of clients and communities.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U1 students. Not open to students who have taken SWRK 357.
  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019 academic year

 


Shawn Renee Hordyk

 

Shawn Renee Hordyk received her Master’s degree in clinical social work from Western Michigan University and spent the next 13 years in clinical practice.  During this time she initiated a child and family therapy program in a local counseling center, provided social work supervision, consulted with community organizations, developed a private practice, and did some volunteer work overseas.   Upon arriving to Montreal, she worked for two years in early childhood settings before returning to school.   As a doctoral student at McGill, Shawn Renee seeks to  integrate the natural environment in social work education and practice and to inform research methodologies with children.   She is presently exploring the role of nature in the adaptation process of immigrant children and families.  One offshoot of this research has been to develop and co-coordinate a community-based project, “Familles en nature,”  a low cost program offering nature outings to families.  Shawn Renee is licensed as a social worker with the Quebec order of social workers, the OTSTCFQ.  Her teaching interests include fostering clinical and critical thinking skills in social work students and in expanding environmental theories of social work. shawn-renee.hordyk [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 525

3 credits
Critical Thought and Ethics in Social Work.

Social Work: Use of theory and reflexivity to challenge the various ways knowing and practicing within social work. Critically engage and assess the theoretical basis of social work theories and knowledge acquired over the course of the program. Application of this knowledge to ethical dilemmas that arise in practice.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Prerequisite: SWRK 325.
  • Restrictions: Limited to B.S.W. U3 and M.S.W. students
  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • Alicia A Boatswain-Kyte, Katherine Maurer

SWRK 621

3 credits
Seminar on Trauma and Resilience.

Social Work: Examination of the concepts of trauma and resilience within a comparative and international context. Exploration of theory, research, and practice interventions concerning trauma and resilience, both nationally and globally. Analysis of the ways in which culture, ethnicity, gender, class, and age shape experiences of trauma and recovery.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Lisa Ndejuru

 


Edward Lee

Edward Lee Woo Jin Edward Lee previously completed his Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Calgary and more recently his Masters of Social Work at McGill University, as a member of the Dean's Honour List and a recipient of the Alumni prize for Outstanding MSW thesis. Ed is currently a doctoral student at the McGill School of Social Work. His primary research interests include participatory, digital and visual research methodologies in conjunction with critical race, feminist and anti-oppression theorizing. Having recently been awarded the SSHRC Vanier fellowship, Ed's doctoral research examines the relationship between migration and sexuality, in particular, the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) refugees and newcomer immigrants. In addition, he is presently the research co-coordinator for a Canadian LGBTQ refugee research project. In 2009/2010, Ed was a sessional instructor for SWRK 325: Anti-Oppression Social Work Practice and WMST 301/CANS 301: Anti-Racism and Activism in Canada. Ed strives to be an activist-scholar and is involved in a number of community-based initiatives, including Ethnoculture (an annual event to raise awareness about LGBTQ racialized communities in Montreal) and AGIR (a newly formed LGBTQ refugee and newcomer support and advocacy group). He is also involved with SWAGS (Social Work Association of Graduate Students). Contact Info: Wilson Hall, rm 313. Tel: 514-398-7055. edward.lee3 [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 325

3 credits
Anti-Oppression Social Work Practice.

Social Work: Social work policy and practice, including an examination of discrimination and oppressions, identity and social location, reflexivity, intersectionality, contemporary anti-oppression movements, access and equity in human services and their implications.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Prerequisite: SWRK 223.
  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U2 students.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Nicole A Mitchell, Alicia A Boatswain-Kyte, Wanda Gabriel

 


Radha MacCulloch

Radha MacCulloch is a doctoral student in the School of Social Work. Prior to beginning doctoral studies, she worked as a clinical research project manager in the Department of Social Work at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. At Sick Kids, she managed a program of research, which examined the lived experiences of children and youth with disabilities and chronic health conditions and their families. Radha completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Social Work at McGill University. She has completed a post-graduate certificate in Autism & Behavioural Science at George Brown College and has worked as a behavioural therapist with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Radha’s research interests include qualitative and participatory research methods and the lived experiences of individuals with disabilities and their families, with a focus on the individual's experience in the educational system and the transition to adulthood. radha.macculloch [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 653

3 credits
Research Methods 1.

Social Work: Covers a range of qualitative and quantitative methods used in social work related research. Provides a framework for accessing, interpreting, and integrating research literature into social work practice.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Nicolas Trocmé, Hagit Sinai Glazer, Melanie M Doucet

 


Ifeyinwa Mbakogu

INFORMATION COMING SOON. Ifeyinwa%20Mbakogu [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 325

3 credits
Anti-Oppression Social Work Practice.

Social Work: Social work policy and practice, including an examination of discrimination and oppressions, identity and social location, reflexivity, intersectionality, contemporary anti-oppression movements, access and equity in human services and their implications.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Prerequisite: SWRK 223.
  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U2 students.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Nicole A Mitchell, Alicia A Boatswain-Kyte, Wanda Gabriel

 


Lise Milne

Lise Milne is a Ph.D. student at McGill University, the recipient of a FQRSC scholarship. For the past 4 years she has worked at the McGill University Centre for Research on Children and Families as a project manager for a knowledge mobilization initiative, Evidence-Based Management in Child Welfare and as the coordinator of the Child Welfare Research Portal, a website designed to provide a single point of access to Canadian child welfare research. Lise was recently awarded a research assistantship with a SSHRC-funded project, Building Research Capacity with First Nations and Mainstream Youth Protection Services in Quebec. Lise completed her Masters Degree at McGill University, where her award-winning thesis focused on adolescent victims of sexual abuse in residential child protection care. She received both a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and a Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. Lise has 13 years of experience in child welfare in both Manitoba and Quebec as a child protection worker, supervisor and trainer. She has been a member, chairperson, and consultant of specialized groups on child sexual abuse and is presently a research assistant for a clinical integration group at Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, where she also provides training to staff. For her doctoral research, she plans to explore the assessment of sexual abuse and other trauma among youth in out-of-home care. Lise teaches a McGill Masters level course on Youth Justice in Canada. lise.milne [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 602

3 credits
Youth Justice in Canada.

Social Work: Youth delinquency and youth justice intervention from theoretical and practical perspectives, including socio-legal responses to youth crime and strategies of intervention. Exploration of the ways in which gender, 'race', socio-economic status and other factors shape young people's contact and experiences with the criminal justice system.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Note: Open to all graduate-level students (including students outside of Social Work).
  • Terms
    • This course is not scheduled for the 2019 academic year
  • Instructors
    • There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019 academic year

 


Nona Moscovitz

Nona Moscovitz, a graduate from McGill University with a Masters in Social Work (1997), has over 24 years of experience working with a diverse clientele and over the past 15 years in the realm of mental health. She has an extensive background and expertise in program development and management, years of clinical staff and student supervision and an ongoing commitment to the field of education. She is presently Program Manager for Mental Health and Addictions at the CSSS Cavendish (Centre de santé et services sociaux de René-Cassin et Notre-Dame-de-Grace/ Montréal Ouest) and is also responsible for the Mental Health and Aging cutting-edge services, which includes direct services, research, training and the transfer of knowledge. Nona is presently a Member of the Seniors` Advisory Committee to the Canadian Mental Health Commission of Canada. She has had several publications, been involved in numerous national research projects and presented at many conferences and workshops across Canada. radha.macculloch [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 422

3 credits
Integrative Seminar 2.

Social Work: Analyzing field experiences operationalizing the link between scholarship and practice. Dimensions of equity will be integrated.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • Shari Brotman, Alicia A Boatswain-Kyte

 


Lisa Ndejuru

 

Lisa Ndejuru received her master's degree in clinical counseling from Université de Sherbrooke, and is certified in Moreno psychodrama, community mediation and third party neutral conflict resolution facilitation. She is a skilled practitioner of Playback Theatre and is a founding member of the Montreal-based Living Histories Ensemble. She has served the Rwandan diaspora in North America for over 20 years as an organizer and activist. Her clinical practice as an employee-assistance counselor for Morneau Shepell emphasizes deep listening and solution-focused strategies. She is president of the Canadian Association of Pastoral Counsellors and is a trainer and core member of the Winnipeg-based Vidaview group. For seven years Lisa was a community co-applicant and steering committee member of the major SSHRC-funded community-university project Life stories of Montrealers displaced by genocide, war and other human rights abuses. Motivated by her own family's story of trauma and displacement, her current PhD studies at Concordia University are at the intersection of community engagement, clinical practice, and arts-based research. Her extensive experimentation with storytelling, play and improvised theatre in post-trauma settings aims for individual and collective meaning-making and empowerment in the aftermath of large-scale political violence. She has presented and published internationally on these themes. As a teacher she seeks to facilitate and nurture self reflection, creativity and engaged learning.  lndejuru [at] gmail.com (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 621

3 credits
Seminar on Trauma and Resilience.

Social Work: Examination of the concepts of trauma and resilience within a comparative and international context. Exploration of theory, research, and practice interventions concerning trauma and resilience, both nationally and globally. Analysis of the ways in which culture, ethnicity, gender, class, and age shape experiences of trauma and recovery.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Lisa Ndejuru

 


Angelo Perna

Angelo Perna Angelo Perna graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Concordia University and an M.S.W. from Wilfred Laurier University. He has over thirty years experience in the field of mental health. He has worked as a clinician and clinical supervisor at the Douglas Mental Health Institute where he specialized in mood and anxiety disorders. His interests involve promoting and developing excellence in clinical work. He has trained in various therapy models including psychoanalytic, gestalt therapy, Ericksonian/solution oriented brief therapies, and mindfulness based approaches. Angelo has been associated with McGill University, School of Social Work for over 15 years. He participated in the creation of the first Mental Health / Mental Illness course and has been an instructor of mental health courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has also taught in the mental health certificate program offered through McGill University's Center for Continuing Education. mcper [at] sympatico.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 424

3 credits
Mental Health and Illness.

Social Work: Symptoms of mental illness and approaches to the delivery of services and programs within various sites of care. Impact of stigma and the place of psychosocial rehabilitation. Biopsychosocial framework and effective practice models examined with an emphasis on policy and its implications for the delivery of services and programs.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Prerequisite: SWRK 320
  • Restriction: Only open to B.S.W. U3 students.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Nona Moscovitz

 


Allan Ptack

Allan Ptack Allan Ptack is Director of the Department of Social Work, Co-Director of the Psychosocial Oncology Program (POP), and senior manager for the departments of Occupational and Physical Therapy. He is Chairperson of the hospital's Accreditation Executive Committee, and sits on the hospital's Management Executive Committee. He is a graduate of McGill University, where he earned a BA in North American Studies, B.S.W., and M.S.W. degrees. Mr. Ptack completed post graduate training at the Argyle Institute of Human Relations, where he obtained certification in marital and family therapy. He has also received extensive training in trauma counseling and crisis intervention. Prior to his current position Mr. Ptack worked in various departments from 1992-1995, including the Emergency Department, the stroke team and ICU. He then joined the staff of the Montreal Children's Hospital where he worked in areas such as intensive care, hematology/oncology, cardiology and neurosurgery. He served as the clinical coordinator of the neurotrauma program, and was President of the Multidisciplinary Council. Mr. Ptack is a member of, among others, the Quebec Order of Professional Social Workers (OPTSQ), the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), and the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO). He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the OPTSQ, and Jewish Family Services. aptack [at] ss.jgh.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 354

3 credits
Social Work in the Health Field.

Social Work: An introduction to health and health institutions in the context of service delivery. Major themes will include: multidisciplinary teamwork in the hospital; crisis intervention; legal ethical issues; and emerging issues for social workers in health.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U2 and BSW U3 students.
  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • Pam Orzeck

 


Wayne Quartz

INFORMATION COMING SOON. wayne_quartz [at] ssss.gouv.qc.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 434

3 credits
Practice with Involuntary Clients.

Social Work: Issues and practice problems encountered with involuntary clients in settings such as courts, youth protection agencies and total institutions. Topics include: reaction of the client and worker to the "involuntary" situation, the ethics and efficacy of "coerced treatment" and practice interventions with involuntary clients. Students draw on their own experience with these issues.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Winter
  • Restriction: Limited to B.S.W. U3 students
  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019 academic year

 


Diana Shannon

diana shannon Diana Shannon MSW, MFT is an experienced clinical practitioner. She is a Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist and an AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy) Approved Supervisor. She works full time as a couple and family therapist with individuals, couples and families who are struggling with life cycle and relationship issues, parenting problems, separation and divorce, depression and anxiety, posttraumatic stress, work issues etc. Diana is a lecturer at McGill University in the School of Social Work where she teaches the course on Couple Counseling in the MSW program. She has developed an expertise in couple therapy and it is this knowledge and clinical experience that she brings to the Couple Counseling course. Diana is particularly interested in understanding couples from an attachment perspective and has a special interest in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and in Solution Focused Couple Therapy. Diana serves as a clinical supervisor for McGill MSW students and as a consultant for the McGill Couple and Family Clinic, a clinical treatment facility run in partnership with the Department of Psychiatry at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital. Diana is also on the faculty of the Couple and Family Therapy Program, Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital. This is a post Masters, three year program which leads to obtaining the reserve title of Marriage and Family Therapist in Quebec and to clinical membership in AAMFT Diana is a well respected therapist and clinical supervisor who lectures widely in the field on Couple Therapy, Solution Focused Family Therapy. Depression and the Family, Women and Depression, Family Therapy and the Adolescent and Clinical Supervision.

Contribution to the Field Diana has contributed a great deal to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. It was under her leadership as President of the Quebec Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 1999-2001, that a law was passed designating, as a reserve title, Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT, within the OPTSQ. Diana was also President of the Registry of Marriage and Family Therapists in Canada during this period. From 2001-2006 she served as Chair of the Committee for Marriage and Family Therapy, an advisory committee to the Board of the OPTSQ that examined issues relating to the integration of the profession.

Work History Diana has worked in the field of Social Work since 1972. Her interest in children and families led her to the field of child welfare where in the early years she worked at Catholic Community Services with children in foster homes and adoptive homes. Seeing the impact of placement on children created a deep concern for family preservation and led to many years of front line work at Ville Marie Social Service Centre providing short term counseling to families in crisis. This work evolved into Youth Protection as the law was passed in the late 70's. In the 80's and early 90's Diana continued to work at Ville Marie Social Service Centre as a clinician in Youth Protection and then as a clinical supervisor in the resource division. From 1996-2003 Diana worked in the Employee Assistance Program at the Bank of Montreal. Here she developed an expertise in short term Solution Focused Therapy. Using her experience in the field, she developed a training program in Solution Focused Therapy which she has given to the staff of various CLSC's in Montreal. It was also at the Bank of Montreal that Diana developed a long standing interest in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Diana was trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefings and helped many employees cope with their fears and regain a sense of control following bank hold-ups. Since that time Diana has completed further studies in the area of PTSD. Diana has been working in private practice since 1988.
Contact Phone Number:514-846-1358 dh_shannon [at] yahoo.com (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 623

3 credits
Couple Therapy.

Social Work: The goal of this course is to introduce students to the major models of couple therapy. The course will be divided into four core theoretical approaches to couple therapy: integrated systemic therapy for couples, emotionally focused therapy for couples, mentalizing based couple therapy, and cognitive behavioural marital therapy. Common factors will be explored such as communication skills, therapeutic alliance and client/therapist characteristics, in couple treatment. Models will be presented integrating the lens of gender, race, poverty, social class, and multiculturalism into couple treatment.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019 academic year

 


Jennifer Sigouin

Jennifer Sigouin has a Master degree in Sociology in the option of Social Statistics, and she is currently doing her Ph.D in Sociology. Her research interests include ethnic relations, labour market, crime and social statistics. Jennifer has been awarded a SSHRC fellowship to conduct her studies on income discrimination towards visible minority members in Quebec, compared to the rest of Canada. She was the coordinator of the John Howard Society of Quebec, which is a non-profit organization looking to offer effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime. She also worked for La Maison Populaire, an adult literacy centre, where she wrote a report called “L’Alphabétisation dans la region d’Argenteuil” that got presented during a press conference to city officials. jennifer.sigouin [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 221

3 credits
Public Social Services in Canada.

Social Work: Federal and provincial social welfare programs - the intended objectives, program design, issues of eligibility and funding, and comparison with programs in other parts of Europe and North America. Particular emphasis on concepts of social justice and poverty. Programs such as income security, labour market, health, immigration, and social services.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U1 students. Not open to students who have taken SWRK 352.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Jill Hanley

 


Marjorie Silverman

Majorie Silverman

In addition to being a doctoral candidate in the McGill University School of Social Work, Marjorie Silverman has worked since 2001 in the Caregiver Support Centre of the CSSS Cavendish, a health and social service centre specializing in social gerontology. She trains professionals, participates in research, and publishes on caregiving issues. Marjorie also trained as a psychotherapist at the Argyle Institute of Human Relations, and has small clinical private practice. marjorie.silverman [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 670

3 credits
Seminar on Caregiving.

Social Work: Critical engagement with existing knowledge claims in the social work literature on caregiving and examination of the impact of policy and practice on the lives of caregivers. Special emphasis is placed upon advances in social work practice with older people and people with disabilities.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Shari Brotman, Pam Orzeck

 


Corrie Sirota-Frankel

Corrie Sirota-Frankel Mrs. Sirota-Frankel currently works part time as the Support Services Director at Camp B'nai Brith. She holds a graduate degree in Social Work from McGill University as well as a Graduate Certificate in Loss and Bereavement. Mrs. Sirota-Frankel has worked in the Montreal Community for over 20 years developing psychosocial prevention and intervention programs for Families and Children. Some of her recent presentations have included Understanding Adolescent Girls, How to Run Effective Parent/Teacher Conferences, as well as When Bad Things Happen to Good Students. Mrs. Sirota-Frankel teaches at McGill University in the School of Social Work, Beth Jacob Teachers College as well as Batshaw Youth and Family Services. She also counsels clients through her private practice specializing in Bereavement Counseling. Mrs. Sirota-Frankel is a regular contributor to ME Magazine and is called upon regularly to appear on TV and radio in the area of child development and crisis intervention. corrie.sirota13 [at] gmail.com (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 222

3 credits
Introduction to Practicum.

Social Work: Basic social work skills.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U1 students. Not open to students who have taken SWRK 255.
  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • Zack Marshall

SWRK 321

3 credits
Introduction to Practice with Groups.

Social Work: Introduction to theories and techniques informing social work practice with groups. Emphasis on understanding group formation, assessment, and models of group intervention across a range of practice settings and with different populations.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U2 students. Not open to students who have taken SWRK 321 D1/D2 and SWRK 376.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Corrie Sirota-Frankel

 


Marion Van Horn

Marion Van Horn Marion Van Horn completed her first degree in Sociology/ Anthropology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. She eventually settled in Montreal where she did her BSW and MSW at McGill. She worked as a research assistant and later a social work participant of a research project at the Day Treatment Program at the Jewish General Hospital where she was very inspired by the skill and dedication of the staff. She eventually worked in Family Preservation at Batshaw Youth and Family Services for several years and was fortunate to receive exceptional supervision. While at Batshaw, she also took the Couple and Family Therapy Certificate Course at the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry (graduation pending). She particularly enjoyed working with and learning from families that were often labeled as multi-problem families. She is currently interested in many aspects of social work theory and practice, including understanding the self in social work, psychoanalytic theory and concepts, supervision, attachment theory, the impact of trauma and loss on parenting, the acquisition of clinical/therapeutic skills, and family assessment and interventions. marion.vanhorn [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 320

3 credits
Practice with Individuals and Families 1.

Social Work: Introduction to theories and techniques informing clinical social work practice with individual and family systems in a social context. Sexual orientation, race, class, gender, culture, ability and diverse family forms are integrated. Knowledge and skills required for assessment and treatment across a range of practice settings.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U2 students. Not open to students who have taken SWRK 320 D1/D2 and SWRK 341.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Syndie Mirene David, Alicia A Boatswain-Kyte

SWRK 326

3 credits
Practice with Individuals and Families 2.

Social Work: Advanced integration of theories and techniques informing clinical social work practice with individual and family systems in a social context. Sexual orientation, race, class, gender, culture, ability and diverse family forms are integrated. Knowledge and skills required for assessment and treatment across a range of practice settings.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Prerequisite: SWRK 320
  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U2 students. Not open to students who have taken SWRK 320 D1/D2 and SWRK 341.
  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • Tamara Sussman

SWRK 422

3 credits
Integrative Seminar 2.

Social Work: Analyzing field experiences operationalizing the link between scholarship and practice. Dimensions of equity will be integrated.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • Shari Brotman, Alicia A Boatswain-Kyte

 

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