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Deborah Foster


Location: Alberta

Deborah is a registered social worker in Alberta and has been working as an individual and family therapist, adult educator, and group facilitator for almost 40 years. She has taught at multiple universities and Indigenous colleges and has written over 30 peer reviewed publications on a wide range of topics. Deborah has sat on numerous boards and committees including two research ethics boards, and the Ministerial Advisory Council on the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada.

She is a community member of the Enoch Cree Nation in Alberta, has degrees in psychology, family studies, and human ecology from McMaster University, University of Guelph, and University of Alberta. Deborah’s studies have focused on relationships, sexuality, psychology, and individual/couple/family/sex therapy using solution-focused, trauma-informed, systemic, and feminist approaches. In addition, she has certificates in management and supervision from MacEwan University and the Banff School of Management.

Deborah has worked extensively in the areas of sexuality, addictions, trauma, diversity, family and workplace issues, and violence. She believes that embracing a strengths-Based, solution-focused approach is the key to success for individuals, couples, and families to achieve a happy and productive life.

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