Course Lecturers 2013-14

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 and the Ordre des psychologues du Quebec as a psychotherapist, 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 well-being of social workers can be neglected in practice.

Her current doctoral project is funded by SSHRC Bombardier Doctoral Research Scholarship.  denise.brend [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

SWRK 422 - 3 credits Integrative Seminar. Social Work: Analyzing field experiences operationalizing the link between scholarship and practice. Dimensions of equity will be integrated. Offered by: Social Work Prerequisite: SWRK 323 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken SWRK 422D1/D2.


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 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


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 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


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


Mireille De La Sablonnière-Griffin

Mireille de la Sablonniere

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). mireilledelasablonniere-griffin [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

 

Courses offered

SWRK 224

3 credits
Human Development Across the Lifespan.

Social Work: Physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioural and social development in different stages of the life course with a focus on childhood and adolescence. Human development in different social contexts. Theory and research as it relates to social work practice.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restriction: Limited to BSW U1 students
  • Terms
    • Fall 2019
  • Instructors
    • Michael MacKenzie


Carl Ernst

INFORMATION COMING SOON. carl.ernst [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)

Courses offered

Sorry, no description available for course SWRK 669 for the 2019 academic year.

 


Tonino Esposito

Tonino joined the Centre for Research on Children and Families in 2007 with eight years of experience as a child welfare and mental health social worker, and in 2012 he was appointed Associate Director. His research focuses on the well-being of maltreated children in out-of-home care and ways of building child welfare agencies capacity to analyze clinical-administrative and population data in order to plan and evaluate their programs and services. His participatory and applied community-based research, conducted in collaboration with all child welfare agencies across the province of Quebec, led to a series of longitudinal province-wide studies of children’s placement trajectories in the Quebec child welfare system. In addition to working with the Centre’s management team to oversee all Centre activities, Tonino is launching a series of new collaborative studies with the Association des Centre Jeunesse du Québec and developing an 18-month participatory research training program for graduate students as part of a SSHRC Partnership Grant based at the CRCF, while also continuing to direct the Children's Services Data Lab funded by the Canadian Fund for Innovation and the Royal Bank of Canada. toni.esposito [at] mail.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

 


Kara Fletcher

INFORMATION COMING SOON. 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

 


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.

 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
    • Katherine Maurer

 


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, Neil Bilotta, Wanda Gabriel, Nicole A Mitchell

 


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

Sorry, no description available for course SWRK 669 for the 2019 academic year.

 


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. 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

 


 

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

 


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

 


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

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

 


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

 

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