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Geoff Nelson

Professor, Psychology

Areas of Expertise: Community psychology and community mental health - prevention and mental health; Promotion programs for children and youth; Community development; Self-help/mutual aid; Housing for people with mental health problems

Biography: Geoffrey Nelson is Professor of Psychology and at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. He has served as Senior Editor of the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health and Chair of the Community Psychology Section of the Canadian Psychological?

(519) 884-0710 ext.3314

Carol Stalker


Areas of Expertise: Walk-in counselling services Psychological trauma; Mental health counselling; Adult survivors of childhood abuse; Effects of child abuse on interactions with health care providers; Interprofessional practice in primary health care; Social work practice

Biography: Dr. Stalker teaches in the individuals, families and groups concentration of the MSW program and is currently coordinating the PhD program for the Faculty of Social Work.  Her research interests include learning more about the effectiveness of?

519-884-0710 ext.5217

Shoshana Pollack


Areas of Expertise: gender and crime; Women’s imprisonment; Women's Mental health; Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy

Biography: Practice Background ?

519-884-1970 ext.5220

Kathy Absolon

Associate Professor, Program Coordinator: Aboriginal Field of Study

Areas of Expertise: Indigenous knowledges, culture and history; Indigenous community based practice; Indigenous research methodologies; Indigenous history in Canada; Residential schools, child welfare and mental health

Biography: Kathy Absolon is Anishinaabe kwe from Flying Post First Nation and teaches in the Aboriginal Field of Study.  She has a background in Indigenous studies and Aboriginal social work practice.  Kathy teaches holistic healing practices and?

519-884-0710 ext.5229

Amy Clements-Cortes

Contract Academic Staff, Music Therapy; Clinical and Graduate Supervisor

Areas of Expertise: Music Therapy; Music Medicine; Clinical Supervision; Music Therapy Internship; Palliative and Oncology Care; Burnout; Singing for Health and Wellness; Mental Health; Dementia; Older Adults; Wellness; Trauma; Guided Imagery and Music; Holocaust Survivors; Expressive Arts Therapy;

Biography: Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, MTA, MT-BC, FAMI ?

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