Barbara Quesnel, MSW, RSW


219 Yale Avenue · Winnipeg, MB R3M 0L3 · Phone: 204-228-6531 · barb@hqs.ca


A highly-skilled, conscientious, energetic practitioner who projects compassion and understanding. Brings over 33 years experience in the areas of clinical practice, adult education, curriculum development, management and research. Primary areas of work have been Child & Family Services, Mental Health and Adult Education. Clinical training has focused on family systems with expertise in the areas of family therapy, couple work (including high-conflict divorce) and child therapies. Proven ability to establish rapport, build trust, and create change when working one on one, with couples, families, or facilitating therapeutic groups. Effective communicator with excellent oral and written communication skills, who is drawn toward the most challenging and difficult presentations with the inherent ability to manage crisis, diffuse stressful situations, and mediate conflict. Extensive experience and high success rate when working with reluctant, non-committed, court-mandated or involuntary clients in the practice areas of family services and mental health.


Areas of strength


Professional Experience


FAMILY CONCILITATION, Winnipeg 2014 - present

Court Appointed Family Evaluator / Parenting Education Program Facilitator

VICTORIA CENTRAL HOSPITAL, Winnipeg 2002 - present

Treatment Program Facilitator — Adult In-Parent Mental Health Program

U of M CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM, Winnipeg 2002

Sessional Instructor — Distance Education Program

U of M FACULY OF SOCIAL WORK, Winnipeg / Lviv, Ukraine 2000 - 2002

Field Program Instructor / Cource Instructor
Sessional Lecturer / Program Development Consultant

NEW DIRECTIONS FOR CHILDREN YOUTH, ADULTS AND FAMILIES, Winnipeg 1991 - 2001

Therapist — Families Affected By Sexual Assault Program

U of M FACULY OF SOCIAL WORK, Winnipeg 1997 - 2002

Assistant Professor 1997 — 1998
Adjunct Professor 1998 — 2002

CORPORATE HEALTH CONSULTANTS, LTD., Winnipeg 1991 - 1998

Therapist — Employee Assistance Program

HQS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Winnipeg 1995 - present

Conference Organizer

U of M FACULY OF SOCIAL WORK, Winnipeg 1989 - 2001

Conference Organizer

U of M FACULY OF SOCIAL WORK, Winnipeg 1989 - 2001

Field Instructor 1989 — 1996
Faculty Liaison 1995 — 2001

NEW DIRECTIONS FOR CHILDREN YOUTH, ADULTS AND FAMILIES, Winnipeg 1989 - 2001

Case Manager — Project Independence 1989
Manager — Emergency Services Program 1987 — 1989

GOV'T OF MANITOBA - CENTRAL REGION, Portage la Prairie 1985 - 1987

Adult Mental Health Worker

SOCIAL PLANNING COUNCIL OF WINNIPEG, Winnipeg 1981 - 1987

Crisis Clinician — Night Duty Worker

CHILDREN'S AND SOCIETY OF WINNIPEG, Winnipeg 1983

Social Worker — Intake Unit


Family Concilitation


Victoria General Hospital, Mental Health Program — Adult In-Patient


University of Manitoba, Adjunct Professor, Field Instructor, Faculty Community Liaison


New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families, Families Affected By Sexual Assault Therapist


EDUCATION


SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES


AWARDS, GRANTS & COMMITTEES


CONTINUING EDUCATION