Julie is interested in researching the experiences of those who become peer counsellors after perinatal loss. She has a particular interest in post-traumatic growth.
Julie obtained an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts degree in History from New York University, a Counsellor Diploma from the Vancouver College of Counsellor Training, a Master of Social Work degree from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University and she is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Social Work at Memorial University.
Julie has worked with individuals and families involved in the criminal justice system since 2001. Her employment experience includes the Elizabeth Fry Society of Toronto, the John Howard Society and Family Service Toronto. She has a special interest in group work and family therapy.
Her professional affiliations include: the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, the Ontario Association of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, the Human Resource Professionals Association, the International Association of Social Work with Groups and the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and Families.
Julie has been engaged in community service with the Toronto Distress Centre and the Suicide Survivor Support Program since 2000. She is also a Professional Advisor to Bereaved Families of Toronto.