I am registered clinical social worker in London, Ontario and a member of the private practice of Amanda Bell and Associates. I am a graduate of the Kings’ University College Master of Social Work Program. As well as holding my Bachelor of Social Work, I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Thanatology, the study of grief, death and bereavement.
From the beginning of my social work career I have always had a deep interest in working with and assisting children. My trainings in the areas of child trauma, as well as my committed interests in child welfare, child sexual abuse, the siblings of children who have been sexually abused and grief, death, dying and bereavement work, as well as the unique issues of First Nations children, have made me privy to the lives and stories of the exceptional children I have met. Their resilience and perseverance during the therapeutic process continues to educate and inspire me in my private practice.
I continue to pursue professional development at this time and am currently undergoing the process to become a certified EMDR clinician. I have completed Basic EMDR training and am a Level-One Certified Trauma and Loss Specialist with children. I have hopes in the future of obtaining certification as a play therapist and of continuing research into the areas of child trauma and abuse with Dr. Bell. As well, I have completed courses in the unique needs of children whose families are experiencing divorce, eating disorders in children and teens and suicide intervention.