Denise Brend

Postdoctoral Fellow
Université de Sherbrooke
Montreal, Quebec

Denise Michelle Brend is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Université de Sherbrooke. During her doctoral studies at McGill University she received an FQRSC scholarship and research fellowships with the Building research capacity with First Nations and mainstream youth protection services in Quebec project (SSHRC) and the Research Training Programme of the International Psychoanalytical Association. She has over a decade of experience as a psychotherapist, social worker and educator. She is passionate about understanding trauma, its impacts, how to prevent it, and how to support healing in its wake. For her doctoral research, she explored how social workers in the field of intimate partner violence experience workplace social support. She is currently participating on a research team that is implimenting Trauma Informed Care in Group Homes for children aged six to twelve in the province of Quebec, Canada.


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