Qualifications and credentials

Ms. Quesnel received her Bachelor Degree In Social Work (1983) and her Master's Degree in Social Work (1986) from the University of Manitoba. The focus of her graduate clinical work was family therapy and mental health. Her career path has been varied and diverse, providing a comprehensive range of experiences including clinical work, program development, management, and adult post-secondary education. Highlights of her past work experience include eight years as a Child & Family Service worker; two years as an Adult Mental Health Worker; ten years as a family therapist with the Families Affected by Sexual Assault Program in Winnipeg; twelve years as an Adjunct and Assistant Professor for the Faculty of Social Work, with the University of Manitoba; thirteen years as a therapist and group facilitator for the adult in-patient psychiatric program at Victoria Hospital, in Winnipeg; a court appointed Family Evaluator for Family Resolution Services, in Winnipeg; and most recently providing mental health services for northern First Nations communities. Novel employment and project opportunities at times throughout her career took Ms. Quesnel away from her clinical work, however her interest and passion for clinical practice has always brought her back to direct service with adolescents and adult clients. Specialized training includes family therapy, trauma informed practice, cross-cultural training, Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR); Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).