Professional Development Day

Keynote Scot Cooper followed by a panel of community agencies

Kenny Theatre at King’s - 9:00am – Noon

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9:00 am – 10:00 am

Single Session Walk-in Therapy:

 Shaping a just service landscape

In this keynote Scot will share a provocative narrative legitimizing the place single session therapy has carved within the service landscape.  The talk will bring together storied examples, research, and theoretical re-thinking that frames the service as a socially just response to human suffering and distress. Attendees will leave with with a clear account of the paradigm shift unfolding and understanding of the counter-practices that make single session walk-in therapy a ‘just’ service. 

10:00 am – noon 
"Stories from the Front Line" - Panel Presentation 

A panel comprised of community agencies will share their stories of providing walk-in service. 

(image: Scot Cooper RP)

Scot Cooper

Registered Psychotherapist

In practice since 1998, Scot is a Registered Psychotherapist, international trainer and consultant in brief narrative therapy and community practice. He formed Brief Narrative Practices in 2012 to provide a portal to personalized post-graduate specialty training and consultation in brief narrative therapy.

Scot is a Supervisor of the Child Clinical/Brief Services at a children’s mental health centre where he practices, oversees the Walk-in Clinic, supervises students, and the clinical team.  From 2002-2012 Scot was an external training and research faculty member at the Hincks-Dellcrest Institute providing brief therapy workshops in Canada and abroad and teaching in the year-long brief and narrative therapy extern program.  He has assisted to co-develop several international conferences focused on contemporary brief therapy development.  

Scot’s teaching spans a range of contexts and he provides specialized consultation in regards to brief service delivery. His most recent publications include the co-editing of the book, Masters of Narrative and Collaborative Therapies: The voices of Andersen, Anderson, and White (2011 Routledge Publishing), and the articles, Brief narrative practice at the walk-in clinic: The rise of the counter story (2014) and Quality assurance at the walk in clinic: Process, outcome and learning (2013) both in the International Journal of Narrative Therapy & Community Work.  


Canadian Mental Health Association - Middlesex

Lynda Cowie
Team Lead, Crisis Assessment

Family Service Thames Valley

Rita Silverthorn
Clinical Manager

King’s University College Student Support Services

Joanna Bedggood
Manager of Student Wellness

London Intercommunity Health Centre

Barbara Schust-Lawrence
Social Worker, Mental Health Team
Coordinator, Peer Support Coach Initiative
Coordinator, Clinical Placements

London Health Sciences Centre Mental Health Programs
Cornerstone Counselling

Irnes Zeljkovic
Clinical Social Worker / Intake Coordinator

Vanier Children’s Services Community Services

Daniel Dufraimont
Child and Family Therapist

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