Maggie has recently retired from clinical practice. However, she is available for a wide range of professional presentations, training, workshops and retreats.
Examples of her recent work include a presentation on ecopsychology and trauma psychology at a conference on ecology and the helping professions, developing and delivering a four day training on women, violence, mental health and substance use; and developing a post graduate curriculum in complex trauma intervention.
Trauma and complex trauma intervention training. Years of experience delivering trauma training to a wide variety of support workers, lay counsellors and professionals enables Maggie to adapt training to meet specific needs.
Integrating into life: Linking trauma psychology and ecopsychology. Making the critical links between violence towards humans and violence towards the earth, this training offers critical engagement, experiential learning and clinical explorations
Beyond Vicarious Traumatization: Connecting the impact of trauma witness – vicarious traumatization – with the reconnecting to life process creates an expanding and healing context for psychotherapists.
Reconnecting to Life for service providers: These retreats adapt the Reconnecting to Life process to the specific challenges of service providers, especially those providing services to victims of violence and oppression
Individual or agency consultation: Maggie has an integrative framework emerging from a diverse background – family systems, trauma and complex trauma, mindfulness approaches, EMDR, humanistic and feminist psychology – and two decades of providing clinical consultation.
Maggie has a wide range of facilitation experience that includes organizational development and strategic planning processes, team-building workshops, mediation and conflict resolution services, skill-building workshops and facilitating public meetings.
With a background in popular education, critical learning and world café hosting she is able to draw out key themes and issues, and to build consensus and inclusiveness while maintaining a results focus. She can articulate core directions while paying careful attention to process.
Experienced in communication across differences of gender, culture and ethnicity, Maggie has worked with lay and professional interpreters.
Maggie is available for a wide range of writing projects. She has written professional articles, manuals and personal narrative about working as a psychotherapist. She has published creative non-fiction in a range of Canadian literary magazines, gained honourable mentions in several writing contests, and has published in Canadian newsmagazines and newspapers.
For an example of Maggie’s writing: http://archive.peacemagazine.org/v24n4p16.htm