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Farzana Doctor

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"Farzana Doctor , MSW, RSW, is a consultant and trainer specializing in diversity and clinical issues related to working with marginalized populations. She is also a psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in working with individuals and couples from an anti-oppression perspective. Farzana has co-authored books, book chapters and articles on working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual people with substance use and depression concerns, and on counselling lesbian and bisexual women of colour. She has been an instructor at the University of Toronto and Ryerson Faculties of Social Work. Farzana authored a novel, Stealing Nasreen (Inanna, 2007). She received her master’s from Carlton University in 1993."

[Source: website of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. http://www.camh.net/Publications/Reso...
"I am a dynamic and knowledgeable consultant and trainer specializing in organizational diversity issues and clinical issues relating to working with marginalized populations.

Examples of my past facilitation and teaching experience:

Diversity Training for Managers and Directors, and LGB Training for Staff, Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto, 2008-2011, multiple dates.
Equity and LGBT trainings for the United Way Toronto, 2010-2011, multiple dates.
Compassion Fatigue and Team Dynamics Workshop, Youthlink Inner City, May 2009
LGBT Issues workshop, Redwood Shelter, June 2009
Speaker, International Day Against Homophobia, City of Toronto , May 2009
Facilitator, CAMH Mood and Anxiety Program Planning Retreat, June 2009
Keynote Speaker, Make Peel Proud Conference, Feb 2009
Working with the Trans Community (with Hershel Russell), Family Service Association of Toronto, March/April 2008
Sessional Instructor, School of Social Work, Ryerson University, 2006, 2007
Facilitator and Coordinator for Diversity and Equity Cross-Sectoral Mini Summit, Nov. 17th, 2006.
Facilitator, CAMH LGBTTTIQ Caucus Planning Day, July, 2006.
Working with the Trans Community, Sept. 16 th 2005 and Jan. 20 th , 2006 , May 2009 (with Hershel Russell).
Diversity Training for Parkdale Community Health Centre in Sept. 2005 and Jan. 2006 (with Janet Mawhinney).
Un/Divided Loyalties; Counselling Lesbian and Bisexual Women of Colour, March 2004, November 2004, February 2005, 2007 (with Silvana Bazet).
Toronto Advanced Professional Education “Working with LGBTT” module in Working with Diversity Course, Fall 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
University of Toronto Group Skills Class Guest Speaker, November 2002, 2003
Lead trainer for CAMH’s Asking the Right Questions since Fall 2005.

Examples of academic writing:

BOOKS

Barbara, A., Chaim, G. and Doctor, F. (2004). Asking the Right Questions 2, Talking About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Mental Health and Addiction Settings. Toronto: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Barbara, A., Chaim, G., and Doctor, F. (2002). Asking the Right Questions, Talking About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity During Assessment for Drug and Alcohol Concerns. Toronto: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

BOOK REVIEWS

Social Services with Transgendered Youth, G Mallon. The Prevention Researcher vol. 8 (2001): 11.

Lesbians in Canada, S. Stone. Archives of Sexual Behaviour vol. 32. 5 (2003): 484-485.

CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS

Bazet, S. & Doctor, F. (2008). “Counselling Lesbian and Bisexual Women of Colour”. Working with Immigrant and Refugee Women: Guidelines for Mental Health Professionals. Guruge, S. & Collins, E. eds., Toronto: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Doctor, F. (2008). “The Rainbow Women’s Group: Reflections on Group Work with Lesbian, Bi and Transwomen Who Have Drug and Alcohol Concerns”. Women and Substance Use: Current Canadian Perspectives. Poole, N. & Greaves, L. eds., Toronto: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Doctor, F. (2004). “Working with LGBTTIQ People with Drug and Alcohol Concerns”. Alcohol and Drug Problems: A Practical Guide for Counsellors. Harrison S.& Carver V. eds., Toronto: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. 353-382.

Doctor, F. (2003). “Examining Links Between Drug and Alcohol Use and Experiences of Homophobia/Biphobia and Coming Out”. The Therapist's Notebook for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients, Whitman, J. & Boyd, C. eds., New York: The Haworth Clinical Practice Press. 262-267."

[Source: author's personal website (copied 24 Febrary 2012) http://www.farzanadoctor.com/consulti...]
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