Lynn F. Bloom is a clinical social worker, researcher and community organizer whose whole career has been in the area of physical and psychosocial rehabilitation. Lynn specializes in the area of narrative and collaborative counseling with a focus on individual and family adjustment to disability, loss, caregiver stress and burnout, mental health challenges, lack of employment and related issues. She has extensive hospital-based experience working with people with chronic illness, spinal cord injury, MS, and neurological impairments. She is committed to the idea of helping people maximize their skills and abilities despite barriers.
Lynn uses narrative therapy concepts to inform her clinical work and teaching. Along with a commitment to strengths -based and collaborative approaches, she has completed training in cognitive behavioural therapy, integrating such techniques into her clinical practice.
Lynn continues to engage in research in the Arts and Humanities in Health Education, and she is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Innovation in Medical Education at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine. She is a clinical and training associate at The Glebe Institute and co-facilitator of the Narrative Therapy Study Group.
Lynn F. Bloom, MSW, RSW
Education: BSW (Hons), MSW McGill University
Clinical and Training Associate, The Glebe Institute
Adjunct Professor, Department of Innovation in Medical Education, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, 451 Smyth Rd., Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5
Bessie Touzel Award For Excellence in Social Work Practice 2014 - Ontario Association of Social Workers (Eastern Branch)