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Janice Mulligan, MSW, Res. Dip SW, RSW has been practicing social work for over 25 years. She has experience in many settings including mental health, community organizing, child development and hospitals. Her areas of interest include anxiety, depression, school issues, chronic illness, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Epilepsy. Ms. Mulligan works with youth and adults as well as couples and families. She uses a strength-based collaborative approach to help people move toward their desired goals.
“People usually come to see me when they are facing particular challenges or changes in their lives. They may be experiencing troubling thoughts or feelings. They may feel at odds with their values. Quite often I meet people when they are feeling the most worn down and vulnerable. It is difficult to notice your own strengths during these times, so my job is to work together with people to re-discover the things they are doing well, adjust approaches that are not working for them and develop new ways of coping and approaching problems. This allows people to move closer toward their preferred way of living. “
Ms. Mulligan received her Honors BA from the University of Toronto and went on to complete her social work training with a Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University and Master of Social Work from Carleton University. Following her MSW, she completed a year-long Brief Therapy Training Program through The Hincks-Dellcrest Institute, which has been instrumental in shaping her approach to working with people to this day. Ms. Mulligan also completed the Social Work Research Program through the University of Toronto and she holds an appointment with the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children. She has published her research in peer reviewed journals and feels strongly about combining clinical work with research for evidence-based practice.
Ms. Mulligan is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers as well as a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. She is committed to life-long learning and frequently engages in training opportunities including Brief and Narrative Therapies, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Collaborative Problem Solving. She has also been invited to participate in leadership opportunities including The Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute and the Teaching Scholars Program. Ms. Mulligan also supervises social work students and teaches social work classes at the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.
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