SANDRA M. LEVESQUE, MSW, RSW 

109 Fourth Ave. Tel. 613.822.0450
Ottawa, ON Fax. 613.236.3514
K1S 2L3 

sandra@sandramlevesque.ca

Employment History

Parenting Co-ordinator 2009 - Present
Parenting Co-ordination is a dispute resolution service for families.  The Parenting Co-ordinator attempts to minimize parental conflict and enhance parallel parenting, co-operation and mutual respect.  The Parenting Co-ordinator also assists parents to implement, maintain and comply with their Parenting Plan.

Private Counselling Practice 2002 – Present
Provide counselling for adults and adolescents with specific knowledge and experience in relationship issues, conflict, anger, stress, family issues, parenting challenges and anxiety related issues.

Ministry of the Attorney General, Office of the Children’s 2006 – Present
Lawyer, Clinical Investigator

With authority to act under a court order and a duty to investigate and report to the court, I evaluate the capacity of particular parties to meet a child’s needs and interests, I advocate for a child’s needs and interests and make recommendations on all matters concerning custody of and access to a child.

Capital Choice Counselling Group, Associate Counsellor 2006 – 2013
Provide counselling for adults, couples and adolescents.

Youville Centre (Ottawa), Counsellor 2004 – 2006
Provide counselling for single mothers between the ages of 14 and 21 exhibiting difficulties managing feelings and behaviours, coping with parenting challenges, depression and a variety of other treatment issues.

Quinte Counselling Services (Belleville), Counsellor 2003 – 2006
Provide counselling for children and adolescents who are in care and exhibiting difficulties managing feelings and behaviours, coping with past and present family related issues and presenting with significant treatment issues.

Children’s Aid Society (Ottawa) 1999 – 2003
Facilitator/Volunteer, Child Access Program
Facilitate the supervised visits between a parent and a child in CAS care.

E.B. Eddy Forest Products Ltd. 1987 – 1995
Executive Assistant

Travelways Bus Lines 1986 – 1987
School bus driver for special needs children.

Education

Master of Social Work, Carleton University, Ottawa 2002
Bachelor of Arts, Highest Honours, Psychology and Sociology,
Concentration in Criminology and Criminal Justice,

Carleton University, Ottawa 2000

Sandra M. Levesque, MSW, RSW

Extensive personal and professional development for over 15 years including:

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention:  Certification Workshop
Critical Incident Stress Management:  Certification Workshop
The Treatment of Personality Disorders with Schema Therapy
Brief Solution-Oriented Therapy Workshop
Understanding and Responding to Self-Injury in Clinical Practice
FRIENDS Workshop in Resiliency Training for Children and Youth with Anxiety and 
     Depression
Anxiety Beyond Childhood to Adulthood:  Etiology and Treatment
Too Close for Comfort:  Boundary Issues in the Professional/Client Relationship
Understanding and Reaching Troubled Children and Youth with an Attachment Based
     Development Approach
Parenting Coordination:  Foundations and Advanced Applications
Domestic Violence Screening and Practice Skills
Alienation: Implications for Assessment and Treatment
Improving the Lives of Children and Families in Conflict
30 Hours of Ontario Family Law Training
Children Caught in the Crossfire:  Responding Effectively to High Conflict
     Families in Custody Disputes
Family Law Arbitration Training

 

Interests

Current Volunteer, High Conflict Forum (Ottawa), Service Advisory Committee
Current Volunteer, Ottawa Fire and Critical Incident Response Team
Past President of the Board of Directors, Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario
   (October 2003 – September 2006)
Past Volunteer, Community Support Network (Ottawa)
Past Volunteer, Canadian Mothercraft of Ottawa, Parent Companion Program
Past Volunteer, Ottawa Boys and Girls Club, PIP Program
Past Volunteer, Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard
Past Volunteer, Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa

References

Personal and professional references are available upon request.

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