Mental Health

Elizabeth Sheppard Hewitt MSW, RSW

Elizabeth has practiced as a Clinical Social Worker since 1992, primarily in area of mental health with adults, children and adolescents. She holds a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Social Work, specializing in Individual and Family Therapy. She has additional training, certification and expertise in using narrative and brief solution focussed therapies to treat depression and  complicated grief.

In her 26 year history as a clinician, she has worked with clients in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Ontario.  She an extensive history of treating depression and related anxiety, anger, suicidality, post partum depression, relationship distress, childhood trauma and abuse, and adjustment disorders experienced in relation to life stage changes including marital loss and retirement.

Elizabeth is a skilled certified trainer and facilitator in Anger Solutions, a respectful accountability based model of individual and group anger treatment that empowers the client rather than shames. She is an experienced presenter at local, provincial and national levels; and feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to share her knowledge about depression, grief and anger teaching social work students and other clinical social workers.

Elizabeth is the Past Editor of the National Social Work Journal "Social Work" and looks forward to her inclusion of a chapter on treating clients with depression and grief in an upcoming grief therapy book in Fall 2018. She welcomes the opportunity to work with individuals, couples and families experiencing mental health challenges.

 

 

Canadian Association of Social Workers national webinar presentation on complexities of treating grief and depression together  given by Elizabeth in November 2017.