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Social Worker (Master in Social Work) / Systemic Consellor in Training

Professional Experience 


Since 2017

Counsellor and coach in the social and occupational integration of refugees


2006 to 2017

Addictions counsellor in out- and inpatient therapies (in Canada and Switzerland)


2006 to 2007

Group counsellor (Practicum) in outpatient therapy for persons in abusive

relationships (victims and offenders)


2002 to 2006

Care and crisis intervention worker for people with a mental illness


Degrees and Courses

Since 2020

Systemic Counselling

Bodensee-Institut für systemische Therapie und Beratung


2017

Einführung in das Sozialhilferecht


2016

Leistungen der Sozialhilfe: Wenn alle Stricke reissen


2015

Dialektisch behaviorale Therapie nach Linehan, Skills I & II


2004 to 2007

University of Calgary, Canada

Master in Social Work (recognized in Switzerland through SBFI)


1997 to 2002

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Bachelor of Science, Specialisation in Psychology


Membership

Systemis (Schweizerische Vereinigung für systemische Therapie und Beratung)


Persona


I have always been interested in people and how they find their own way through life, leading me to study psychology and social work. After completing my degrees I worked as a counsellor in a few different organisations, providing individual and group counselling to people struggling with addictions, family violence, suicide, crisis, mental health, and social and occupational integration.


In 2011 I moved to Switzerland. The experience of being a foreigner, learning a new language and forging my own integration path was a very humbling experience for me. Through this experience, I came to learn just how important different systems are in our life, and what it takes to build new systems. And so my passion for Systemic Counselling was ignited.