205-475 Provencher Bvld
Winnipeg, MB R2J 4A7
#8 Highway 12 North
Steinbach, MB R5G 1T2
Julie holds a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Manitoba, and is registered with the Manitoba College of Social Workers.
For over 10 years she has practiced individual and family therapy, focusing on attachment, parenting, and child therapy. She has extensive training in attachment-based interventions and assessments, including international training for preschool and school-aged children.
Beyond her clinical work, she is an educator and presenter, who has presented nationally on attachment, child development, the impact of developmental trauma, methods to engage children and youth in therapy, and approaches for enhancing parent/child relationships. Her training and specialization have led her to help create the attachment manual for Healthy Baby Manitoba, consult to a variety of schools and child welfare agencies throughout the Province, supervise other clinicians, and to develop and deliver programs aimed improving parent child relationships, coping skills for children and tough, and to enhance family preservation and reunification.
Julie trained in Collaborative Practice in 2015, and uses this training along with her background in child development and family therapy to practice as Child Specialist. Her role is to focus on the well-being of the children and to bring their voice into the Collaborative Process. She provides them with a safe, neutral place to tell their story, share their concerns, and articulate their hopes. She then meets with the team to discuss her observations and can assist the team in understanding the best way to help children through the transition.
She believes Collaborative Practice provides parents and children with the tools and support the best navigate the transitions after a relationship has ended.