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Our Amazing Team

Meet Some of Our Trainers

Briar Schulz

MA, PhD, RCC
Briar’s career in the helping profession has spanned over twenty years. She is a Registered Nurse, as well as a Registered Clinical Counsellor who holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology and a Doctorate degree that combines the areas of psychology, health, and education. In addition to training…
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Tom Walker

MSW, RSW
Tom has over twenty-five years of experience in the field of mental health and addictions within the social service sector and in private practice. His background includes working in front line, management and senior leadership roles. In addition to training with CTRI, Tom is a Human Factors Specialist with Ornge…
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Marwa Fadol

MA, RPsych
Marwa is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta and holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. In addition to training with CTRI, she is a Mental Health Therapist, providing triage and assessment to people struggling with addiction and mental health concerns. She also has a private practice where she works with…
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The CTRI Difference

Here’s what people have to say about our workshops

The presenter was excellent. She made everyone feel comfortable, kept the interest level high, and was very empathetic.
Heather Oldfield
Supervisor, YMCA, Forest Glen Community Centre
The workshop was well-structured, timely, researched, and evidence-based.
Erica Tomkinson
Technician, Drug Awareness & Prevention, Western Quebec School Board
The trainer was EXCELLENT, engaging, and made all material directly relatable to the clientele.
Kirsten Bjermeland
Restorative Justice Coordinator, Nanaimo Region John Howard Society
The facilitator was very engaging and delivered the material in an ‘easily-digestible’ way.
Ryan Hopper
Addiction Worker/FNC Coordinator, iHuman Youth Society
Excellent presenter. She was engaging, informative, and inspiring.
Wanda Mattson
Senior Counsellor, Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville
The virtual training was great. I didn’t know you could do so many things with Zoom! It really helped that you were able to have the small discussion groups and the surveys.
Deborah Warring
Mental Health Lead, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
Great job making the material useful and accessible for varying levels of engagement and experience. Great workshop – very helpful for my practice
Dr. Heather Rudderham
ACCESS Clinician, Eskasoni Mental Health Service
The trainings went over well with our staff members, almost all sessions were at maximum capacity. The process of setting up these trainings with CTRI was smooth, they were always easy to get in contact with and made the process go smoothly (our first time)
Heather Hillier
Administrative Support IV, Alberta Health Service
The trainer explained things in the most understandable and engaging way I have ever seen. I loved every minute!
Lacey Dewar
Social Worker, Health PEI
We have been teaching the De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ workshop to staff and faculty. They appreciate the workshop and the opportunities for self-assessment because the knowledge extends beyond the university context to everyday life. Participants are also able to use the practical tools in a constructive manner to help manage potentially violent situations. While our university is a very safe environment, this workshop gives our staff a better understanding of violence and more tools to make the campus even safer.
Chantal Bertrand
Operations Administrator, Campus Public Safety, McGill University
The De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations Training has become an indispensable training program for our school board. Our team of behavioral consultants have followed the Train-the-Trainer program and are now offering the certification to all principals, teachers, teacher’s aid and other school board staff professionals. The feedback we have received is that the school staff now feels more equipped and competent in managing situations where student’s stress levels and anger begins to escalate without having to retort to physical techniques.
Josée Labonté, M.A.
Psychologie appliquée, MonAvenir, Conseil Scolaire Catholique
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