Our Team

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:

  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing
  • Psychology; Clinical and Counselling
  • Social Work
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psycho-therapy
  • Family Counselling
  • Coaching Professionals
  • Profession-specific peer support members

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.