Amar Ghelani

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Instructor Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work Waterloo, Ontario aghelani@wlu.ca Mobile: (647) 382-6444

Media Relations

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

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Media Relations

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Brantford Campus:

Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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Bio/Research

I am a registered social worker and PhD Candidate with 16 years of practice experience in shelters, health care, addiction rehabilitation, crisis intervention, prisons, Indigenous community services, and outpatient mental health settings. I completed my MSW in 2010 at the University of British Co...

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Bio/Research

I am a registered social worker and PhD Candidate with 16 years of practice experience in shelters, health care, addiction rehabilitation, crisis intervention, prisons, Indigenous community services, and outpatient mental health settings. I completed my MSW in 2010 at the University of British Columbia, BSW in 2008 at Carleton University, and a Certificate in Trauma Counselling in 2015 from the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. I have training in CBT, DBT, suicide intervention, SFBT, and other therapeutic modalities. My clinical focus is on supporting people with experiences of trauma, addiction, psychosis, suicide or self-harm risk, and complex mental health concerns.

The main focus of my doctoral research is understanding cannabis use and the social relationships of youth who have experienced psychosis. I am also interested in police-partnered mobile crisis intervention programs, as well as other forms of substance use, harm reduction, trauma, complex mental illness, recovery, psychosocial assessment/therapy, and group interventions.


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