CREDENTIALS

 
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Professional
• Registered Social Worker (#4502) with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers
• Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor through the Mental Health Commission of Canada
• Certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor through the Canadian Mental Health Association
• Inpatient psychiatry, outpatient mental health crisis response, and non-profit mental health advocacy
• Community presentations on diverse mental health issues
• Certifications in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Practice, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, & Clinical Foundations of Mental Health Disorders

Academic
• Bachelor of Social Work
• Master of Social Work Student
• Graduate coursework in Counselling Psychology including Basic & Advanced Counselling Skills
• Diverse & extensive research on mental health literature

Personal
• Lived experience of debilitating mental illness
• Caregiving for loved ones with mental illness
• Loss of an immediate family member to suicide
• Many conversations and shared experiences with those who suffer from mental illness