The SAFE program is managed out of King’s University College School of Social Work Field Education Office.

Social Work students, under direct supervision of a registered social worker, provide assessment, education/resources, referrals, and counselling support online, by phone or electronically.

M.K. Arundel

Sarah Morrison

Sarah provides administrative support to the Coordinator of Field Education and to the Field Education office at the School of Social Work at King’s University College. She completed her undergraduate degree in History at King’s, and following completion of her M.A. at Waterloo University, returned to King’s and joined the School of Social Work Field Education team in 2006. In her role, Sarah communicates regularly with our students, faculty consultants and valued field instructors and community partners to support the practicum process.  She also provides technical and administrative support to the SAFE team of student counsellors and supervisors.

SAFE Clinical Team

Emily Carrothers, MSW, RSW
SAFE Clinical Supervisor

Emily is the Campus and Community Social Worker at King’s, and a part of her role is to serve as the clinical supervisor for the SAFE program.  Emily conducts orientation and training, offers clinical oversight, and assists with future planning for the program. Emily is a King’s graduate (BSW ’13, MSW ’16) and a PhD candidate. She has over 15 years of experience in community mental health, crisis and trauma response and offering supports to families. She has held both front-line and administrative positions in community mental health and not-for profits and is honoured to bring that experience together to supervise the SAFE program. 

Liam Barstead

Liam is a graduate-level student counselor with the SAFE program. He is currently completing his MSW through King’s University College, where he also recently graduated with his BSW degree. Liam thrives on listening to other’s unique experiences in a non-judgmental space, while working with the individual to help create healthy solutions. Outside of working with individuals, families and groups, he likes to spend time teaching himself piano and guitar, and spending even more time listening to his unreasonably large collection of music on vinyl!

Tracy Brooks

Tracy is currently at the beginning of a second career and enrolled in the Masters of Social Work program at Kings College. She has a background in psychology, and has always loved working with people and hearing their stories. Tracy works from a systems- and strength-based approach and values the opportunity to support people in discovering meaning in their lives, and encourage them to become empowered within their lives, learn self-advocacy, and build self-worth.

Charles Skeete

Charles describes himself as a kind and compassionate counsellor. His lived experience has helped him to focus on the strengths and resiliency in his clients. He practices from a trauma-informed perspective and uses many different therapy approaches, including brief solution focused and Narrative theories. His time with his clients helps them to meaning-make of their life circumstances. Charles is a certified Canadian Addiction Counselor and a board-certified clinical chaplain.

Sarah Szpak

Sarah is a fourth-year BSW student at King’s University. Her years of working with youth and adolescents, and in crisis settings, is the foundation for her trauma-informed clinical approach. This means that she believes that all behaviour serves to communicate a person’s needs, and that this can be explored to understand how to build stronger relationships. Sarah uses narrative therapy and emotion- focused therapy as her primary tools to understand her clients’ lives and experiences, so that they can work together toward finding solutions, understanding self-perception, and processing complicated situations.

SAFE Research Team

Jane E. Sanders
Lead Researcher

Rick Csiernik
Co-investigator