Jill Christensen

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MSW. RSW. BA.
Registered Clinical Social Worker #1363

Favorite Book:
“I Know This Much is True” by Wally Lamb

Favorite Quote:
“Dance like no one’s watching, sing like no one’s listening and live everyday as if it were your last”. (Anonymous)

What I like most about my job:
It is an honor to witness people’s drive and bravery to become the person they want to be.

I believe everyday life presents with challenges and transitions. During these times, we need support and guidance to achieve relief from a situation or state of being, as well as compassion and understanding to make positive life changes. I believe the human connection is essential in therapy and it would be an honor to help you reach your potential.

Areas of Interest:
-Trauma Recovery
-Family Therapy: Strengthening the Parent-Child and Parent-Teen Relationship
-Teen Empowerment
– Self-Esteem and Self-Worth
-Addiction Counsellor experience
-Anger Management
-Depression Recovery and Living with Bipolar
– Anxiety Management and Obsessive Compulsive Thinking
– Healthy Relationships
– Family Violence
-Stress Management

Certification:
– Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (2012)

Recent Training & Certificates
-Motivational Interviewing
-Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level One
-Treating Eating Disorders from a Systemic Perspective
-Eye Movement Desensitization Re-Processing Training (Shapiro)
-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Treating Adults and Teens with Addiction Problems: High Speed Relapse Prevention (Burns)

2014 and Previous:
-Gottman Couples Therapy-Level One
-Shame and Love: Interpersonal Neurobiology and the Embodied Effects of Rupture and Repair
-Marital Affairs: A Catalyst for Change
– Trauma Intervention for Children and Adolescents
– Sensory Processing and Trauma Workshop
– Supporting Children’s Wellbeing
– Adolescent Brain Development
– Anti-Harassment Training
– Problem Gambling
– Same Sex Domestic Violence
– ASSIST-Suicide Intervention Training
– Substance Abuse-Screening, Intervention and Referral
– Competency and Decision Making with Older Adults
– Palliative Care Training
– Medical BioEthics and Medical Terminology Certificate

Professional Experience:
-KidsFirst Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor, Saskatoon Health Region
– Family and Youth Therapist, Saskatoon Health Region
– Clinical Social Worker at the Regional Psychiatric Centre
– Addictions Counsellor at Calder Centre
– Clinical Support Worker at Tamara’s House Services for Female
Survivors for Child Sexual Abuse