Joined: Aug 12 2009 Certifications: CCAC, CCCS, BSc, RPN Student: No Retired: No
Hi ! I am a Nurse Consultant specializing in opiate addiction treatment and subscribe to the harm reduction approach. I believe in a client focused comprehensive treatment plan with a primary focus in counselling. Pharmaceuticals may be necessary, depending on the needs of the client.
My experience has brought me to many places in Ontario including Bancroft, Peterborough, Toronto, Midland and Manitoulin Island. I have discovered that each geographic location presents with its own unique set of challenges and strengths.
As an OTN Health Care Professional, we can step up our services by providing more accessibility to treatment in remote areas. Thankfully, through the combination of referrals and video conferencing, we have a new weapon in the fight against addiction.
Please see below for my education and experience:
Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor
Canadian Certified Clinical Supervisor
Nurse Consultant; BSc, Neuropsychology
Allied Health Professional, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)
Certified in Opiate Dependence Treatment (camh)
Certified in Deescalating Potentially Violent Situations
Certified in Teaching and Training Adults
ECG Certified Technician
Founding member, Opiate Safety Group, Peterborough
Guest speaker engagements including Substance Use Strategy Network, Bancroft, Chigamik Community Health Centre, Midland, Adam Scott Collegiate, Peterborough
Past Member, Community Safety Group, Midland. Communication Education Panel, Peterborough
Past Volunteer, Peterborough Disabilities Association
Liaison, CAS Probation & Parole and other community resources
Court Expert Testimony as an Opiate Addiction Specialist