SUDBURY ONTARIO CANADA
Betty Ann McPherson is available as a consultant to the private and public sector in the following areas:
Betty Ann is also available for community presentations on the topics listed above.
Betty Ann is a trained and experienced group worker. She is always seeking community partnerships to address potential gaps in service by offering professionally facilitated support groups for:
children and youth dealing with cancer of a family member
groups for survivors of sudden traumatic loss (suicide, accidents etc.)
support groups for people living with cancer.
RECENT NORTHERN PRESENTATIONS
"Complicated Grieving: Bereavement in the Aftermath of Sudden Traumatic Loss" January 8th, 2008 (sponsored by the Bereavement Foundation of Sudbury)
"Therapeutic Interventions with Suicide Survivors" Feb. 6th, 2008 (hosted at Laurentian University)
Keynote Speaker for the "The Power of Being A Girl" April 1, 2 and 4, 2008(hosted by the YWCA Sudbury) at Lively, Marymount and Lo-Ellen High Schools.
Keynote Speaker for "The Bereavement Foundation of Sudbury" 2008 Conference on October 1, 2008 - Traumatic Loss and Complicated Mourning"
"Therapuetic Interventions with Suicide Survivors" October 6, 2008 (hosted at Laurentian University)
"The Immediate Aftermath of Sudden Death" March 31, 2009, Sudbury and Area Victim Crisis Assistance and Referall Service (VCARS)
"Longing for my Child: Surviving in the Wake of the Unimagineable" April 14, 2009, Bereavement Foundation of Sudbury
"Complicated Grieving: Bereavement in the Aftermath of Sudden Traumatic Loss", February 2010, Bereavement Foundation of Sudbury.
Ongoing trainer for WarmHearts Palliative Caregivers (Grief and Bereavement Component).
"Taming the Dragon" - Dealing with Anxiety - A workshop supporting CMHA - with fellow facilitators Psychiatrist Dr. Krishna, and Psychotherapist Erma Howe - November 17, 2010
"Therapeutic Writing and Grief", January 2011 and 2012 for the Bereavement Foundation of Sudbury.
"I Wanna Transcend Through Loss" for the I Wanna Feel Good Conference in Sudbury, November, 2011.
"Self Esteem" Workshop for YMCA Retreat for Women, June, 2012 - "Me, Myself and my Confident Goddess"
Keynote speaker for WarmHearts Palliative Caregivers, 25th Anniversary celebration, June, 2012
Various other trainings, debriefings for private organizations in and around the Sudbury area.