Course Lecturers 2014-15

Denise Brend

Originally from Victoria, British Columbia Denise found her way to Social Work through arts based Community building projects. A desire to be more instrumental in the healing process led her to a BSW and an MSW in the late nineties after she had completed a BA in Women’s Studies with a minor in Women and the Fine Arts, with Distinction. She then worked in the Mental Health Program (with senior and adult populations) in a hospital setting and in private practice as a psychotherapist. She was also an intern in the Young Offenders Services of Batshaw Youth and Family Centres and the McGill Domestic Violence Clinic. A member in good standing of the Professional Order of Social Workers in Quebec, she has been contracted to provide clinical training in anger management and domestic violence in several Montreal-based points of social service. Tenured faculty at Cegep Dawson College, she draws upon her training at the New School at Dawson to inform a humanistic pedagogy. Ever eager to find the cracks and needs in the system, she started her PhD at McGill in 2011 with an interest in how the role of emotions has become taboo in many areas of social work practice, impacting the professional and personal identities of social workers. denise.brend [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

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

 


Shelly Briscoe-Dimock

INFORMATION COMING SOON. Shelly.Briscoe-Dimock [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

CAFT 608

3 credits
Human Development Across Lifespan: Couple & Family Therapy.

Couple and Family Therapy: Advanced human development specific to the needs of a couple and family therapist. Focus on child, adolescence and early adult development, human sexuality, developmental impact of divorce, remarriage, birth, adoption and death on members of a family.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the M.Sc.(Applied) Couple and Family Therapy program or with departmental permission.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Marjorie Aude Rabiau

Sorry, no description available for course CAFT 623 for the 2019 academic year.

 


Victoria Burns

Victoria is currently a doctoral candidate in the Joint PhD McGill/Université de Montreal Program in Social Work.  For her doctoral work she is exploring experiences of displacement among recently homeless older adults in Montreal (i.e., adults who become homeless for the first time at 50 years of age or older).

After completing a BA in psychology in her native province of New Brunswick and a Bachelor of Social Work at McGill University she began working as a home care social worker and outreach worker with marginalized older adults in Montreal. Through this front-line experience she began to question and think critically about the underlying assumptions of several taken for granted concepts that directly impact older adults. This experience and reflection inspired her MSW thesis, “Unpacking the phenomenon of social isolation through the unique experiences of low-income older adults” which won her an Alumni Prize for most outstanding MSW thesis. She then coordinated a cross-nation, inter-disciplinary study with the Centre de recherche et d'expertise en gérontologie sociale (CREGÉS) of the CSSS Cavendish in Côte St-Luc (Montreal, Quebec) that explored how the process of gentrification affected experiences of social exclusion and inclusion of older adults. She also recently worked as a research assistant with St-Mary’s Hospital Epidemiology Research Centre on a mixed-method study investigating a self-care management intervention for depression.

Her current doctoral project is funded by SSHRC Bombardier Doctoral Research Scholarship.  victoria.burns [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


Sonia Ben Soltane

INFORMATION COMING SOON. sonia.bensoltane [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 428

3 credits
Social Policy and Administration.

Social Work: An analysis of the administrative structures and dynamics of social service organizations, with special attention to Québec policies and to the role of social workers. Examples are drawn from current field experiences of students.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Prerequisites: SWRK 221
  • Restriction: Only open to B.S.W. U3 students.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Rodney B Nkrumah

 


Kim Coleman

Kim Coleman is a creative arts therapist and clinical social worker from Buffalo, New York with ten years of practice experience in Chicago, Illinois. Psychological trauma has been the common thread linking her clinical work within the areas of child abuse/neglect, maternal drug abuse/addiction, prenatal drug exposure & severe & chronic mental illness. Her research interests and studies are now focused on the study of image (i.e. mental, sensory/perceptual, self-image/identity, and graphic imagery/arts) as it relates to the process of psychological traumatization & healing. Kim is a member of the Centre for Research on Children and Families and is research coordinator of the A.R.C Trauma Study. This research project examines three domains that are impacted by traumatic experience: attachment, self-regulation, and competency. Also, the Tryna Rotholtz Creative Group Work Award & the Marianne Adams Child & Youth Grant have enabled Kim to collaborate with Batshaw to design an arts-based support group for sexually abused and exploited girls that is modeled on Briere's integrative trauma treatment program for complexly traumatized youth. Kim's doctoral work is interdisciplinary and will utilize a social work perspective to bridge image studies & trauma studies in an effort to better understand healing from psychological trauma. Her work hopes to contribute to social work by deepening an understanding of the power of images, their role in the process of trauma and healing, and by advocating for the use of visual arts to inform and enhance cross-cultural social work practice, intervention and research methods. kim.coleman [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
    • Alicia A Boatswain-Kyte, Syndie Mirene David

 


Mireille de la Sablonnière-Griffin

Mireille De La Sablonnière is a PhD student in Social Work at McGill University. She is currently the coordinator of a research project investigating potential explanations for the decline in sexual abuse cases investigated by the Canadian child welfare systems at the Center for Research on Children and Families. She additionally works as a research consultant for the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission, investigating issues of mental health care accessibility and adaptation for Quebec’s First Nations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Anthropology, and a Master of Social Work, both from McGill University. She is also a student member of the Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Problèmes Conjugaux et les Agressions Sexuelles (CRIPCAS). mireille.delasablonniere [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 224 Human Dev Across the Lifespan


Melanie Doucet

Melanie completed a Bachelors of Applied Arts in Criminal Justice at Saint Thomas University in 2003. She then completed her Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of New Brunswick in May 2008, where her research focused on the effects of classroom disciplinary climate on students' attitudes and educational success. Melanie has been involved in various university-based research projects, conference presentations and three publications. She also had the honour of presenting her thesis research in front of an international audience at the annual American Educational Research Association meeting held in New York City in March 2008; her submission to present was chosen among some 12,000 applications. Melanie started working for the Department of Education in June 2008 to assist with the government’s response to the New Brunswick Ombudsman and Child and Youth Advocate’s recommendations contained in the Connecting the Dots and Ashley Smith reports. Upon the successful release of the response report she was promoted to Project Officer for the provincial Integrated Service Delivery project and is assisting with the planning and implementation of two regional demonstration sites in the province.

Melanie is also been involved in various youth engagement initiatives in the province of New Brunswick, and is very passionate about providing youth with opportunities to voice their opinions and influence government policies and approaches to service delivery. She is currently enrolled at McGill University to complete her PhD in Social Work, with goals of becoming a university professor, research consultant, autobiography author and motivational speaker /mentor/advocate for underserved children and youth. melanie.doucet [at] mail.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

 


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). Email

 

 

Courses offered

SWRK 655

3 credits
Seminar on Aging.

Social Work: Advanced graduate seminar which focuses on a critical examination of historical and contemporary theories and practice models in gerontological social work.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Specific content will vary from year to year to allow for in-depth exploration of current topics in aging.
  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • Tamara Sussman


Kara Fletcher

Kara Fletcher is a PhD student in Social Work at McGill University. After completing her MSW at McGill in 2009 Kara moved to Vancouver where she worked as both a family counsellor and a concurrent disorder clinician. She has returned to complete doctoral studies with special interests in couple and family therapy, attachment, addictions, concurrent disorders, and mental health. Kara continues her clinical work at Pavillon Foster, a drug rehabilitation centre here in Montreal kara.fletcher [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

 

 

 

Courses offered

SWRK 622

3 credits
Understanding and Assessing Families.

Social Work: The changing family system and overview of recent advancements in family assessment. Family developmental and systemic applications, with attention to the heterogeneity and diversity of the post-modern family, integrating contextual, gender, cultural and relational perspectives through the evaluation process.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Sharon Bond, Ainsley C Jenicek

SWRK 623 Couple Therapy

 


Susan Gallo

Susan Gallo has twenty years of experience in the field of child welfare. Presently, Susan holds the position of Coordinator of Access, Partnerships and Performance at Batshaw Youth and Family Centres and is also co-responsible for that organization’s research projects. Susan is actively involved in the project: Building Research Capacity with First Nations and mainstream Youth protection Services in Quebec with McGill University’s Centre for Research on Children and Families. 

Throughout her career, Susan has maintained a special interest in clinical practice with children and families who are vulnerable and with a recent focus on child and service delivery outcome indicators.  Susan has done extensive work in program, survey, and policy and procedure development, implementation and evaluation at Batshaw Centres.  Significantly, Susan led a program development process which culminated in an extensive program on assessing and intervening in child neglect for children ages 0 – 18 years old.  Additionally, she was an active member of the development committee for the Montreal-based Neglect program for children 0 – 11 years old and presently is supporting its implementation.


Susan has worked in various clinical sectors while at Batshaw Centres, including the Division of Youth Protection, Division of Readaptation and Resources, Division of Professional Services and presently with the Division of the Assistant Director General.  Susan also has extensive experience as a front-line clinician in the hospital, education, youth protection, and readaptation sectors.


Recently, Susan has completed a LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate and is beginning courses to obtain a LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate (organizational streamlining processes methodology).  She obtained a degree in Microprogramme de 2e cycle en gestion et développement des organisations III,  from Université de Laval.  Susan has a Master of Social work and Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations and a Certificate in Family Life Education from Concordia University and completed a college diploma in Special Care Counselling from Vanier College.

Assunta_Gallo [at] ssss.gouv.qc.ca (Email 1)

susangallo1 [at] hotmail.com (Email 2)

Courses offered

SWRK 525 Critical Thought&Ethics in SW

 


Myra Giberovitch

Myra Giberovitch has more than twenty-five years of experience in gerontological social work practice where she specializes in developing services and programs for survivors of mass atrocity crimes. She initiated the first community-based social service program for Holocaust survivors in Canada and subsequently founded Services for Holocaust Survivors at the Cummings Centre in Montreal that she continues to supervise. She has published articles and is an invited speaker at national and international conferences. Myra is affiliated with the McGill University School of Social Work as an adjunct professor, sessional and guest lecturer and field supervisor. Her topics include: social work practice with older adults; trauma and aging; working with Holocaust survivors; and self-care practices that guard against burnout and vicarious trauma. Her innovative book, Recovering from Genocidal Trauma: An Information and Practice Guide for Working with Holocaust Survivors (available 2014, University of Toronto Press), describes a strengths-based practice philosophy that guides the reader in how to understand the survivor experience, develop service models and programs, and employ individual and group interventions to empower survivors. It is essential for anyone who studies, interacts, lives or works with survivors of mass atrocity. Myra is passionate about her work and consults in: program development and implementation; clinical supervision; and staff training for healthcare providers. She is a licensed social worker with the Quebec order of social workers (OTSTCFQ) and 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.

Rick recently received an Honourary Doctorate form the United Theological College in Montreal.

For more details, please see link.

For the Article on Quebec Austerity

 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


Katrina Heyde

Originally from British Columbia, Katrina Heyde has been in Montreal for 7 years.  During this time she finished a Bachelors of Sociology at Concordia and a Masters of Social Work at McGill University.  She has been actively involved in community work for more than a decade.  In Montreal, she has worked coordinating a variety of projects for at-risk youth, and as a community organizer for the NDG Community Council.  She now works full time for the Santropol Roulant, a food security organization, as the client manager.  Katrina is especially interested by the partnerships between community and clinical practice. katrina.heyde [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

 

 

Courses offered

SWRK 327

3 credits
Approaches to Community Practice.

Social Work: A comparison of models of community practice in a variety of social settings. An analysis of practice assumptions and methods. Intervention strategies and methods from student practice will be discussed.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Prerequisite: SWRK 321
  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U2 students. Not open to students who have taken SWRK 321 D1/D2 and SWRK 467.
  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • James Torczyner

 


Darrell Johnson

INFORMATION COMING SOON. darrell.johnson [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 610

3 credits
Family Treatment.

Social Work: An advanced seminar on techniques and practice of current therapies.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • Marjorie Aude Rabiau, Sharon Bond

 


Jaime Lenet

Jaime Lenet has more than ten years of experience in working with, and providing support to, immigrants, refugees and non-status migrants, as well as other vulnerable populations and under-served communities. As a registered Social Worker, Jaime currently provides on-call service to children and families in need at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, Ontario. Jaime is also actively involved with Carty House, a small transitional housing provider for refugee and refugee claimant women in Ottawa. As part of her work with this organization, Jaime was able to help secure Carty House’s first ever major funding contract with the United Way of Ottawa.

Jaime has previously worked as an asylum caseworker in the United Kingdom, and as a consultant on governance and community support projects in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Her work in Canada has included the provision of employment services for New Canadians, involvement in community development and harm reduction initiatives in Ottawa, service provisions to clients of an Employee Assistance Program, and social work in a health care setting.

Jaime holds an MSW from Carleton University, an MA in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, and a BA in Political Studies and History from Bishop’s University. She is a lecturer for SWRK 641, Social Policy Analysis and worked as a Teaching Assistant for a variety of courses including: Critical Thought and Ethics in Social Work, History and Philosophy of Social Work, Political Economy of Social Welfare, Global Political Issues, Canadian Political Environments, and Canadian Political Institutions.    jaime.lenet [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 641

3 credits
Social Policy Analysis.

Social Work: A seminar that reviews available theoretical approaches to the analysis of social policy, examines their ideological and methodological characteristics, and applies them to selected substantive welfare policies.

Offered by: Social Work

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

 


Edward Lee

Edward Lee

This will be the sixth year that Woo Jin Edward Lee has served as course lecturer for SWRK 325: Anti-Oppression Social Work Practice. In Fall 2013, Ed served as part-time faculty member at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, teaching SWDB 498 F/2 - Queer Migrations: Intersections between Gender, Sexuality and Colonialism. Ed previously completed his Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Calgary and 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 candidate at the McGill School of Social Work. A SSHRC Vanier fellowship recipient, Ed's doctoral research examines the relationship between migration and sexuality, in particular, the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) migrants with precarious status. In addition, he served as the research co-coordinator for a CIHR funded community-based research project about LGBTQ refugees. Ed’s research interests include engaging with institutional ethnography and participatory methodologies, in addition to critical race feminist and anti-oppression theorizing. Ed is also involved in a number of community-based initiatives, including Ethnoculture (an annual event to raise awareness about LGBTQ racialized communities in Montreal) and AGIR (an LGBTQ immigrant and refugee community organization). Contact Info: Wilson Hall, rm 313. 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
    • Alicia A Boatswain-Kyte, Wanda Gabriel, Nicole A Mitchell

 


Robin Levitt

INFORMATION COMING SOON. robin.levitt [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 350

3 credits
Social Work Skills Laboratory.

Social Work: This course accompanies Introduction to Social Work Practice. It links theories of ecosystems, stress, coping and resilience with practice as students master interviewing, contracting and assessment skills. It develops professional skills of critical thinking, self-reflection, and use of feedback which are applicable to agency-based practices encountered in social work settings.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Summer
  • Restriction: Limited to "Qualifying Year" MSW candidates only.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Wanda Gabriel

 


Zahara Madhavji

INFORMATION COMING SOON. Zahara.Madhavji [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

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

 


Lise Milne

Lise Milne is a fourth-year Ph.D. student at McGill University, the recipient of SSHRC and FQRSC scholarships. She has been an instructor for a McGill Masters level course, Youth Justice in Canada, for three years and will be teaching the Bachelor-level Introduction to Practicum in January, 2015 . Over the past six years she has worked at the McGill University Centre for Research on Children and Families on several projects including Evidence-Based Management in Child Welfare, Attachment, Regulation, Competency, and more recently, 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 has also provided training to staff. For her doctoral research, she plans to explore traumatic experiences and symptoms among youth in out-of-home care in Quebec and Ontario. lise.milne [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

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

 


 

Susan Mintzberg

INFORMATION COMING SOON. susan.mintzberg [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

 


Jennifer Nutton

INFORMATION COMING SOON. Jennifer.nutton [at] mail.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

 


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. nona.moscovitz.cvd [at] ssss.gouv.qc.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

 


Pamela Orzeck

INFORMATION COMING SOON. pam.orzeck [at] 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

 


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

 


Marjorie Rabiau

Marjorie Rabiau is a fully bilingual licenced Clinical Psychologist, member of l'Ordre des Psychologues du Québec, with over 10 years of clinical experience. She presently works at the Jewish General Hospital Herzl CRIU were she is an integral part of an interdisciplinary team. She also works in private practice with individuals, couples, and families offering cognitive behavioral therapy and systemic therapy. She received her Ph.D. at McGill University in the department of Psychology. Her doctoral research was in Health Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Bärbel Knäuper. She subsequently completed a two-year Post Doc in Couple and Family Therapy in collaboration with three sites: l’université de Montréal under the supervision of Dr. John Wright, the Couple and Family Therapy service at the Jewish General Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Sharon Bond, and the Family Therapy service at Sainte Justine under the supervision of Dr. Claude Villeneuve. The goal of the research project was to implement similar research protocols in the three sites to study the role of alliance in couple and family therapy. Marjorie Rabiau has also taught courses at McGill University including Child Development and Child Psychopathology in addition to Adolescence at l’Université de Montréal.  She has presented her research projects at international conferences.  marjorie.rabiau [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

CAFT 610

3 credits
Biological Foundations of Behaviour for C&FTs.

Couple and Family Therapy: The biology and neuropsychology of couple and family therapy. Neural physiology and pathophysiology, development, anatomy and physiology of the human sensory, motor, emotional, perceptual and cognitive systems, formulation of clinical impressions, and applications and limitations of biological and psychological treatments will be explored.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • Marjorie Aude Rabiau

 


Cathering Roy

INFORMATION COMING SOON. catherine.roy [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 643

3 credits
Research Methods 2.

Social Work: Covers a range of qualitative and quantitative methods used in social work related research. Focuses on research skills and knowledge mobilization tools for conducting applied research in partnership with social service agencies and communities.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Prerequisite: SWRK 653.
  • Restriction: Limited to M.S.W. students.
  • Terms
    • Winter 2020
  • Instructors
    • Zack Marshall, Nicolas Trocmé

 


Bill Ryan

With a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Theology, a Master's degree in Adult Education and a Master's degree in Social Work, Bill Ryan is a social worker and adult educator who has been involved in sexual education and prevention related work since 1985 when he founded the first support group for Persons with HIV in the Atlantic Provinces. From there he moved to Montreal to direct support services at Comité sida aide Montreal. Since then he has worked locally, provincially, nationally and internationally on issues related to sex education, prevention, care and policy development. He has worked with or been a consultant to the Québec Ministry of Health and Social Services, Health Canada, the International Federation of Social Workers, UN AIDS, Christian Children's Fund (in Geneva, Kiev (Ukraine), Minsk (Belarus)), UNICEF and to the Canadian AIDS Society. In 2004, he became a consultant to the Ministry of Education, Research and Youth of the Government of Romania, aiding in the implementation of sexual education in the school curriculum there. wjrquerbes [at] videotron.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 342

3 credits
Practice with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Two-Spirit People.

Social Work: Issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual and two-spirit people. Addresses how social workers can support the development of health and social services informed by principles of social justice and equity. Topics include self-esteem, youth at risk, families, and aging.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U2 and BSW U3 students, and U3 non-Social Work students.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • William J Ryan

 

CAFT 602

3 credits
Advanced Assessment in Couple and Family Therapy.

Couple and Family Therapy: Integration of models of psychopathology and assessment into couple and family therapy. Focus will be on formulation of clinical impressions, differential systemic models of assessment, models and measures of systemic assessment and the intersection between classification of mental disorders, and relational/systemic formulations of mental health and mental illness.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Prerequisite(s) CAFT 600 and SWRK 622 and SWRK 610 or equivalent with permission of instructor.
  • Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the M.Sc.(Applied) Couple and Family Therapy program or with departmental permission.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Guylaine Seguin

 


Guylaine Séguin

Guylaine Séguin, Ph.D. (Université de Montréal) Staff psychologist in the Couple and Family Therapy Service. Coordinator of French cohort in the Couple and Family Therapy Training Program. Accredited as AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy) supervisor. Faculty lecturer at the University of Sherbrooke, Nursing Sciences and Department of Psycho-Education, Master`s Programs. Supervisor of doctoral clinical stages in family therapy at the University of Montreal. Has been working as child and adolescent psychologist at the CHU in Sherbrooke from 1979 to 2007. Guylaine.seguin [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)



 

Courses offered

CAFT 602

3 credits
Advanced Assessment in Couple and Family Therapy.

Couple and Family Therapy: Integration of models of psychopathology and assessment into couple and family therapy. Focus will be on formulation of clinical impressions, differential systemic models of assessment, models and measures of systemic assessment and the intersection between classification of mental disorders, and relational/systemic formulations of mental health and mental illness.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Prerequisite(s) CAFT 600 and SWRK 622 and SWRK 610 or equivalent with permission of instructor.
  • Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the M.Sc.(Applied) Couple and Family Therapy program or with departmental permission.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Guylaine Seguin

 


Hagit Sinai-Glazer

INFORMATION COMING SOON. H.Sinai.glazer [at] mail.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

 


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