Course Lecturers 2016-17

The McGill School of Social Work is honoured to have many community, graduate,

and clinical lecturers in our academic programs. 


For MCLIU Priority Points up to and including Summer 2017 Term, please click here.



sacha.bailey [at] (Sacha Bailey)


Sacha joined the Centre for Research on Children and Families in April 2009 as research assistant on the CIHR-funded Pan-Canadian program of research entitled Parenting Matters! The Biopsychosocial Context of Parenting Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders (NDD) in Canada. Sacha is involved in two of four concurrent projects on the Parenting Matters! team: a systematic literature review of observational studies of parenting children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders (NDD) and as research coordinator of a multi-method, multi-site clinical study of parenting children with NDD.

Sacha is a doctoral candidate at McGill University, School of Social Work.  Her doctoral project, which focuses on the experience of hope among parents of children with NDD, is funded by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec en Société et Culture (FRQSC).

Sacha came to social work graduate studies with several years of experience working on the community and employment integration of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Her clinical practice also includes working with families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders at multiple stages of the service continuum. Her research and clinical interests include the quality of life of parents and children with developmental disabilities, parenting, hope and resilience, access to services, and knowledge translation in rehabilitation contexts.



 melanie.doucet [at] (Doucet, Melanie  )    



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.


katrina.heyde [at] (Heyde, Katrina)


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.


dj [at] (Johnson, Darrell)





nona.moscovitz.cvd [at] (Moscovitz, Nona)


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 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.


pam.orzeck [at] (Orzeck, Pam)


Pam Orzeck, MSW, is the coordinator of leading practices in caregiving issues at the CIUSSS Centre-Ouest-de-l'île-de-Montréal and an Adjunct Professor at McGill University School of Social Work. She has worked in gerontology for the past twenty years both as a front-line social worker and as a research-practitioner. Pam acts as a consultant on various committees and boards related to social policy and clinical practice, and as well, chairs a networking committee for professionals working with caregivers. Pam is a member of the CSSS Cavendish Research Ethics Committee and is a founding member of the Canadian Caregiver Coalition.


william.ryan [at] (Ryan, Bill)


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.


guylaine.seguin [at] (Seguin, Guylaine)


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.


corrie.sirota13 [at] (Sirota-Frankel, Corrie)


Corrie Sirota holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from McGill University as well as a Graduate Certificate in Loss and Bereavement where she continues to teach as a sessional lecturer in the School of Social Work for over 20 years.  As a licensed psychotherapist, Corrie maintains a private practice specializing in Loss and Bereavement, Parenting, Stress management, and Relationship issues. She is a seasoned support group facilitator – currently animating groups for Post-partum support, Miscarriage and Perinatal Loss, Widow support as well as Caregiver’s support groups.

Corrie is also a well-known guest speaker, having presented at numerous conferences and workshops, both locally and internationally and continues to develop and facilitate psycho-social prevention and intervention workshops for school professionals, students, camping staff, various community agencies, organizations and businesses.

She has authored her first book entitled, “Someone Died…Now What – A personal and professional perspective on coping with grief and loss” available on Amazon. She has also written the article ‘Helping Children through the Grieving Process’ appearing in the Jewish Funeral Directors magazine as well as Living Legacies Volume III, and has written numerous other articles and blogs posts for ME Magazine, Cappino Physio and Wellness Centre, and Risk within Reason.


southall.kenneth [at] (Southall, Kenneth)


Dr. Southall is a researcher at Institut Raymond-Dewar, a Montreal-based public health and social service institution for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have communication difficulties. His research interests concern the stigma associated with age-related health conditions. Dr Southall is interested in how stereotyping, prejudices and discrimination impact upon the management of multiple age-related health conditions.