Ms Quesnel received her Bachelor Degree In Social Work in 1983 and her Masters Degree in Social Work in 1986, both from the University of Manitoba. The focus of her graduate clinical work was in the areas of 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 education. Highlights of her past work experience include eight years as 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 at New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults & Families; twelve years as an Adjunct and Assistant Professor for the Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba; thirteen years as a therapist and group facilitator for the adult in-patient psychiatric program at Victoria Hospital, and most recently a court appointed Family Evaluator for Family Conciliation Services. Novel employment and project opportunities at times throughout her career took Ms Quesnel's away from her clinical work, however her interest and passion for clinical practice has always brought her back to service in this area. Specialized training includes family therapy, trauma treatment (adolescents and adults), cross-cultural training, Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR); Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
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