Meghan Onlock, B.A. psych., B.S.W, M.S.W. 

website: http://meghanonlock.com   |   email: monlock@me.com   |   phone or text: (705) 716-7329

 

PROFILE 

  • educated in both psychology and social work
  • bilingual in English and French
  • graduated summa cum laude; awarded as top student in a social work program
  • understands that counselling is not just a science, but also an art fuelled by genuine caring
  • accredited in several CBT programs
  • specializes in anxiety (including panic, trauma, phobias, general, social), depression, and adult ADHD

 

EDUCATION

     

     Masters of Social Work, Individuals, Families and Groups (2007-2008) 

     Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON 

 

     Special Honours Post-Degree Bachelor of Social Work (2004-2007) 

     York University, Toronto, ON 

 

     Bachelor of Psychology (1993-1996) 

     Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON 

 

 

WORK HISTORY

     

     Private Practitioner

     Unit B3, 48 Alliance Boulevard

     Barrie, ON (2011-present) 

     • Helps private clients conquer anxiety (including panic, phobias, social, general and complexities like insomnia), depression, and adult ADHD

     • Works with EAPs such as Homewood Health, Shepell-FGI/Morneau Shepell, ComPsych, and also with Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP)

     • Creates genuine counselling relationships that enable best outcomes for clients

     • Uses evidence-based practices and is always learning new things for the betterment of clients

 

     In-Depth Counsellor

     Athena’s Sexual Assault Counselling Centre

     Barrie, ON (2008-2011)
          • Counselled adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
          • Supported crime survivors in navigating the Criminal Injuries Compensation application procedure and completed therapy reports
          • Offered phone counselling on our crisis line 

 

     Youth and Family Counsellor (Intern) 

     New Path Youth and Family Services

     Barrie, ON (2007-2008) 

          • Delivered a CBT model parenting program to parents
          • Participated as a member of an excellent multi-disciplinary team under “The Common Roof” where interagency cooperation was also valued

          • Completed detailed and exacting assessments and CAFAS reports required by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services
          • Worked directly with parents, youth, and children as well as with families and groups 

 

     Therapist (Intern)

     Catholic Family Life Centre

     Barrie, ON (2007) 

          • Counselled couples and families
          • Audited Cool Solutions anger-management course 

          • Performed intakes and assessments
          • Counselled youth and adults individually
          • Participated on the Simcoe County Fathering Group planning committee 

 

     Program Administrator

     Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)

     Waterloo, ON (1996) 

          • Chaired inter-agency planning committee
          • Recruited, coordinated and supervised volunteers
          • Organized municipal event and obtained funding 

 

     Distress Centre Projects Person

     Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

     Waterloo, ON (1995) 

          • Compiled statistics and assisted with accreditation process and created advisory team
          • Created manual for implementation of quality assurance programs
          • Crisis counselled on the Distress Line 

          • Researched, designed and implemented three phases of service evaluation

          • Trained Distress Line volunteers and created training manual

 

 

AWARDS 

 

     • Atkinson Scholarship for Top Performing Student in a Social Work Degree Program (2008) 

     • Graduated Summa Cum Laude (2007)
     • Communication Award (2006) 

     • One of four students, out of hundreds, designated for competitive Internship Program 

     • Runner-up for prestigious Work Term Report Award

 

 

CERTIFICATES AND ACCREDITATIONS 

 

     Cybercounselling Certificate Level 1

     University of Toronto and Therapy Online 

 

     Primer on Criminal Injuries Compensation

     Gail Appel Institute


     Standard and Primary Triple P Accredited

     Queensland University, Australia


     Single-Session Counselling Certificate

     Wilfrid Laurier University 

 

     Assessing Parenting Capacities Certificate (Levels I, II, III)

     University of Toronto


     Eroticized Rage, Cybersex, and Other Sexualized Feelings

     Bellwood Health Centre 

 

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES 

 

     Out of the Cold, Barrie, ON
     • Engaged in social activities with homeless guests


     St. Vincent de Paul, Barrie, ON
     • Conducted home visits to issue coupons for groceries, diapers, and clothing 

 

     Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Distress Line Listener, Waterloo, ON 

     • Completed 72 hours of training: listening skills, risk assessment, referrals 

 

 

INTERESTS 

 

     • Excited about CBT, narrative practice, single-session counselling, and walk-in mental health clinics 

     • Thrilled by gadgets, computers, and the possibilities these tools suggest for service delivery
     • Passionate about languages and all forms of the written word – from poetry to prose
     • Fascinated by all things crafty: origami, knitting (yoga for the fingers), sewing, embroidery 

     • Profoundly moved by the laughter of children 

 

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