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More about Lorna Bennett

Lorna's tenure track position began at Memorial in 1989. Before that she worked in a contractual position which began in 1978. Prior to Memorial, Lorna worked primarily in child and adolescent acute psychiatric nursing at the Janeway. Lorna is currently co-investigator (with principal investigator Doreen Dawe) of the project “Psychosocial needs of women who have had surgery for breast cancer as an outpatient.” This project is currently in the data analysis and preliminary report writing stage.


Selected recent research publications:

Bennett L. (2008). Using Narrative Therapeutic Methods with Children: Theoretical explanations and practice issues. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 21, (1), 13-23.

MacDonald, S., Best, D., Twomey, C., Blakeley, J. & Bennett, L. (2007). Promoting safe drinking water in the community: Implications for nursing practice. Canadian Nurse, 103, (1), 14-19.

Bennett, L., Shiner, S. & Ryan, S. (2006). Using Theraplay in shelter settings with mothers and children who have experienced violence in the home. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 44, (10), 38-45.

(Bennett, L. (2003). The child as educator: Learning about mental illness through the eyes of the expert. Nurse Educator Today, 23, 247-264.

Fall 2010. Completed the development and production of a DVD for undergraduate students in N3001 in collaboration with Debbie McGee, Distance Education Learning and Technologies. The title of the DVD is Communicating with Clients in a Psychiatric Mental Health Setting: Issues and Challenges.


Recent Presentations at International Conferences

June 2010 Fostering Resilience in Children and Adolescents: Using Narrative methods. Paper presentation at the Pathways to Resilience II: Social Ecology of Resilience Research Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.


July 2009 Using Theraplay to Promote Health and Well-Being in Shelters for women experiencing violence in the home. Paper presentation at the 4th International Theraplay Conference, Chicago, IL.



Clinical Activity

Mental Health Clinician with Aspens & Oaks, a family counseling and consultation service in St. John’s, NL. The focus of her practice is on child, adolescent, family health and well being. Recently her practice has also included individual counseling with adults.
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