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Education & Training

Degrees & Diplomas

  • 2007 Master’s of Social Work Degree

            Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia   

  • 2002 Bachelor’s of Social Work Degree

            University of Victoria  

  • 1999 Community Social Service Worker Diploma 

​            Douglas College, New Westminster

Clinical Certificates

  • 2024 Certified EMDR Therapist - EMDRIA

  • 2021 EMDR – Basic Training 1 & 2 Certificate

            Marshall Lewinsky, Burnaby

  • 2003 Child Sexual Abuse Intervention Certificate 

            Justice Institute of British Columbia, New Westminster

Employment Experience

Geriatric Social Worker

Langley, White Rock, Delta (2017-2023)

I spent the last six years in Fraser Health Authority working with the older adult population and their families.

  • Older Adult Mental Health (part-time 2022-2023; casual 2023

  • Specialized Seniors Clinic Outreach Social Worker (2017-2021)

Intensive Care and Cardiac Care Social Worker

Surrey Memorial Hospital (2008-2012; 2014-2017)

I worked as a full-time social worker in critical care environments.

  • Cardiology (2017)

  • High Acuity Unit (HAU) (2014-2016)

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and (2008-2012 )  

Community Palliative Care Social Worker

Surrey Community (2012-2014)

I worked with the Surrey Community Palliative Care team for 18 months providing services to clients and their loved ones either in their homes or while they resided in hospice.

Hospital Social Worker

Langley Memorial Hospital & Surrey Memorial Hospital (2006-2008)

I worked in Acute Care, Convalescent Care, Renal Care, Positive Health Clinic and Family Birthing Units

Addiction Counsellor

Non-Profit Agency (2002-2006)

I completed my Bachelor’s Degree placement at Alouette Addictions in Maple Ridge, BC and was hired upon my graduation as an addictions counsellor.

“Once you do away with the idea of people as fixed, static entities, then you see that people can change, and there is hope.” Bell Hooks

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