Meghan Dorion MSW (Master of Social Work)
Ms. Meghan Dorion holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, with a specialization in children and their families. Ms. Dorion’s social work practicum was completed at Covenant House Toronto where Ms. Dorion provided long-term and short-term counseling to youth struggling with mental health issues and addictions.
Ms. Dorion also has experience working at the Children’s Aid Society where she worked with children, adults, and families struggling with mental health issues, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, neglect, trauma, domestic violence, and substance misuse. Ms. Dorion strongly advocated for her clients and worked with a variety of collaterals to best support her client’s needs and ensure the safety of children.
In 2012 and 2013, Ms. Dorion worked with children and families in Africa. Ms. Dorion taught grades 1-12 in a variety of subjects including English, math, science, social studies, and physical education. Ms. Dorion also provided group counseling and one-on-one support to women and children living in impoverished conditions and who were suffering from HIV/AIDS.
Ms. Dorion also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Guelph majoring in Criminal Justice and Public Policy and minoring in Family and Child Studies. Ms. Dorion conducted research for the Guelph Wellington Action Committee on Sexual Assault and Domestic violence and wrote a report on community response models that have been implemented to combat human trafficking.
Ms. Dorion incorporates a variety of techniques from different therapeutic models such as cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness meditation, play therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy.