Ellen Margaret Oliver
Field Education Coordinator
School of Social Work
Office: J2003, St. John’s College
Ms. Ellen Oliver graduated in 1982 from the University of British Columbia with her M.S.W, having previously attained her B.S.W at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1977.
Presently, she is an active member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW), the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW), and the Field Instructors Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (FIANL). Her current Academic Service is quite extensive, which includes involvement in the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies, the Inter-professional Education Coordinating Committee, the Undergraduate Studies Committee, the Administrative Planning Committee, the Academic Council, the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, the Field Education Committee, and the Student Promotions Committee.
Further, Ms. Oliver is currently a Consultant for the Family Services Program, Health and Community Services, in St. John’s, as well as a Private Practitioner in Counseling and Consulting, since 1989.
Ms. Oliver is also a NLASW Provincial Conference Steering Committee Member, having been heavily involved with the NLASW Children’s Issues Committee, as well as being the past President of the Canadian Association of Social Workers. She has presented at a variety of workshops, common topics including: Domestic Violence, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Counselling and Post Modern Approaches to Workplace Issues.
Further, Ms. Oliver has contributed significantly in the publication of a couple of encyclopedias, in addition to a manual entitled “Towards an Abuse Free System, A Framework for Preventing and Responding to Abuse in the Health Care System”. Her research interests include the enhancement of therapeutic services, and the impact of workplace conditions on client outcomes and the influence of interdisciplinary education on student performance.