David Paré, PhD, is Director of the Glebe Institute, A Centre for Constructive and Collaborative Practice in Ottawa. A registered psychologist, he is an adjunct faculty member in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa.
David works as a therapist with adults, families and couples in Ottawa, as well as providing supervision to a range of local practitioners associated with the Glebe Institute. He offers trainings in narrative approaches both locally and internationally. David is the author of The Practice of Collaborative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2013), and co-editor of Counseling and Social Justice: Discourse in Practice (Routledge, 2018); Collaborative Practice in Psychology and Therapy (Haworth Press, 2004) and Furthering Talk: Advances in the Discursive Therapies (Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Press, 2004). David can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jia Yao is a Toronto-based therapist whose practice is guided by critical social work theory -- particularly post-structural thinking. She obtained her Master of Social Work education from York University.
Jia has worked in crisis line and community mental health settings before moving into her current role as a therapist in post-secondary and private practice settings. She is experienced in working with children, youth, adults, families and couples using single session, brief and longer-term therapy frameworks. Jia strives to engage with people in ways that honour and respect their knowledge, abilities and values. In addition to her front line practice, she is actively involved in the teaching of Narrative Therapy through workshops and classes in community and academic spaces. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Marc F. Leger MNTCW, R.P. is a counsellor and community worker with over 18 years of professional experience working with children, youth, families, and communities in response to a broad range of challenges and problems in their lives.
Marc is a training associate with the Glebe Institute and an International faculty member with the Dulwich Centre, one of the birth places of Narrative Therapy located in Adelaide, Australia. In addition to providing training and consulting services to local counselling and social service agencies in Ottawa, Marc is involved in narrative therapy training initiatives for professionals in Turkey and Rwanda. Marc is also a faculty member in the Masters in Narrative Therapy and Community Work program with the University of Melbourne/Dulwich Center, where he feels continually inspired by the transformative potential that creative and rigorous engagement with narrative ideas make possible for professionals and the people they work alongside of in diverse and challenging contexts throughout the globe.
Amy Druker is a narrative therapist, supervisor and instructor of narrative therapy whose practice is guided by a deep commitment to social justice, anti-oppression and intersectional feminist frameworks.
Amy's approach is informed by post-structural thinking and the questioning of taken-for-granted ways of thinking about things (including the taken-for-granted ways of thinking about the "doing" of therapy, and the imposition of expert knowledge). In addition to her work as an individual and family practice at a youth mental health agency in Toronto (in walk-in, ongoing counselling and brief narrative therapy program with a reflecting team), Amy is also works in private practice doing individual, couples and family therapy and clinical supervision. Amy has instructed on various narrative therapy workshops in both academic and public spaces. If you're interested in learning more about the way Amy positions herself in this work: www.amydruker.com.