Meet Our Team
Dr. Jean M Clinton BMus MD FRCP(C)
Dr Jean Clinton is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital and an Associate in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster. In addition she is an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Sick Children’s Hospital. She is an Associate Member of the Offord Centre for Child Studies. She has been a consultant to child welfare and children’s mental health programs for 25 years. Currently she is a consultant with the Telepsychiatry at Sick Children’s hospital in Toronto.
Dr Clinton is renowned nationally and more recently internationally as an advocate for children’s issues. Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role relationships and connectedness play therein. She speaks to many groups, advocating the importance of relationships, early child development and brain development, parenting and asset building. Jean champions the development of a national, comprehensive child well-being strategy including a system of early learning and child care for all young children and their families, which she believes plays a vital role in promoting healthy human development.
Lindsay Woods Frohlich, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate
Lindsay is a therapist, consultant and trainer. Lindsay works from a client centered and strength based approach to therapy and specializes in individual therapy with adolescents and adults, children in care, and FASD.
Lindsay completed her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and is currently in the final stages of completing her doctorate at the University of Manitoba. Her dissertation research focuses on children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Lindsay has worked as a therapist with children, adults, couples and families.
For the last 6 years she has been working with adolescents with high emotional and behavioural needs as a therapist and clinician. Her roles have included clinical therapy, consultation and direction to teams working with children and youth.
Lindsay has co-presented workshops on the Relationship Based Strengths Approach (de Groot, 2003, 2009) and Mental Health and Youth in Care.
Raegan Elizabeth BA (Hons), MSW
Raegan is a therapist who specializes in working from an anti-oppressive and whole-person perspective. She works from a socially-conscious and relationship focus. Raegan has worked with diverse individuals, couples, families and groups. She has done extensive work with children, youth, and adults who have experienced intimate partner abuse, violence, childhood abuse, and other traumatic life events.
Raegan’s efforts have also focused on working directly with children and youth, experiencing a myriad of biopsychosocial issues/challenges, who have been in the care of child and family services. Raegan has extensive experience working as a consultant and collaborator on a variety of multidisciplinary teams, in her work to support the children and youth she works with.
Raegan also operates as a trainer and has experience facilitating a variety of workshops, seminars and team-centred initiatives geared towards educating, supporting and enhancing the capacities of helping organizations and their staff.
Chris Hildebrand BA (Hons.), BSW, MSW, RSW
Chris is a therapist, consultant and trainer who operates from a systemic eclectic approach to helping that is primarily strengths and relationally focssed. Chris has been working in the helping field for approximately ten years and in this time has worked successfully with a multitude of diverse individuals, couples and families.
Over the last seven years, Chris has provided clinical therapy for children and youth, experiencing serious emotional and behavioural challenges, who have been in the care of child and family services. Also, Chris has provided clinical direction and support for the families, staff and teams that work with many of the youth he sees in therapy.
For the last several years Chris has been providing counselling and clinical supports to adult individuals, couples and families who are struggling with a myriad of diverse life challenges. His person-centred and collaborative strengths based perspective coupled with his knowledge of theoretical clinical interventions provides Chris with the foundation for effective and successful practice with the people he supports.
Chris has experience as a clinical supervisor and trainer. He has facilitated a variety of seminars, team capacity building initiatives and workshops. Some of the presentation topic areas include Relationship Based Strengths Approach to Youth Care, Mental Health and FASD.
Abigail Wideman BSW, RSW
Abi is a clinical consultant and trainer who operates from a value and strengths-based orientation. In all that she does, Abi determines to work respectfully and ethically towards a healthy and just society. She has a wealth of experience working with a variety of organizations that support families and community. In particular, Abi has a great deal of knowledge, experience and skills relating to work with children and youth presenting with a myriad of circumstances, within a variety of settings.
Abi has extensive experience and is quite adept in the areas of supervision, curriculum development, training, case management and mediation. Further to this, Abi’s talent extend beyond the clinical realm to encompass skills in the areas of organizational development, project management, team capacity building and strategic planning.
Jeanette is a therapist, consultant and trainer and has extensive training in Advanced Mediation, Case Development, Conciliation, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. She has served as a facilitator/trainer in restorative justice and conflict resolution for the past 14 years and has provided mediation services to the community both professionally and as a community service. Her expertise is in the areas of family mediation and conciliation, victim/offender, workplace and community disputes. She also assists groups with developing relevant conflict resolution training to meet their needs.
Jeanette is also a trained counsellor and provided family therapy for over 10 years. Currently she works with parents who are separating or divorcing and for this purpose, is an appointed family evaluator and designated mediator by the Minister of Justice.
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