We know from research and evidence based best practices that psychology, physiology, biology, neurological processes and our entire life histories all have a part to play in Occupational Stress Injury. Our team understands a person is comprised of many elements and factors and it is this philosophy which has brought our team together. Our core belief is that Occupational Stress Injury can recover. An Occupational Stress Injury is similar to a physical injury. Like a broken arm, physical trauma requires assessment (ex: x-ray), work to gain full functionality (ex: physiotherapy) and most importantly time for all parts to recover. Once the arm has healed it is actually stronger than before. We view this as Post-Traumatic Growth! We have a multi-disciplinary team of professionals from several key backgrounds which are all necessary to provide comprehensive treatment for Occupational Stress Injury. Occutrauma’s multi-disciplinary team allows us to provide services to review, assess and treat all aspects associated with Occupational Stress Injury. Our Team is comprised of:
We know that Occupational Stress Injury and trauma related disorders are complex, and we have built our team to address all the complexities required for recovery.
Shawn has over 20 years’ experience in Addictions and Mental Health Services specializing in Occupational Stress Injury with Uniformed Personnel and First Responders including additional expertise in Trauma Related Disorders, Concurrent Disorders, Forensics and Family Therapy. He has worked with Military, Police, Fire and Paramedic services in multiple countries and has held leadership positions within the National Health Service (U.K.) and Alberta Health Services.
He has designed and written national and provincial policy and has developed addiction, mental health, and trauma programming which has been implemented in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Canada. He is an active member of the academic, clinical, and charitable mental health communities and has been sought as a guest speaker for various media and conference events.
Catherine is a licensed Occupational Therapist in good standing with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT), and a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). She is passionate about mental health and working with adults to remove barriers to engagement in daily life.
Mariel is a registered psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She is passionate about trauma work and cross-cultural counselling. She has experience working with people from diverse backgrounds who have experienced various levels of trauma. She is trained in EMDR and ART. Mariel has been providing services in English and Spanish in the community and is now focused on trauma work with First Responders and Uniformed Personnel.
Rod is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and an expert in Occupational Stress Injury and Trauma related diagnoses. He has experience working with Uniformed Personnel, First Responders, their families and community professionals spanning two continents and has developed a depth of knowledge and insight into the universal and cross-cultural responses to significant traumatic events.
Organizationally, Kevin has worked in numerous public and private-sector organizations (including Law Enforcement & Corrections) advising on matters of Leadership, Change Management, and Organizational Growth.
Individually, he is certified in many individual and organizational coaching methodologies including those designed specifically for high-performers dealing with work or relationship issues.
Kevin’s areas of focus are:
Individual and Organizational Leadership
His unique perspective and practical approach to results makes him a valuable member of our team.
Jason completed his Master of Social Work degree at the University of British Columbia and is a Registered Clinical Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers. Following the completion of his MSW he completed the required training and supervision to register as a Clinical Social Worker and is authorized to supervise and train professional social workers. Jason has been employed at the University of British Columbia where he taught sessional courses in Indigenous Health. Recently he completed a course from Cornell University and has become a certified trainer of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI).