Faculty, Social Service
Denise is a tenured faculty member in the Social Services Department here at Dawson College. In addition to her work as an educator, she is involved in multiple projects with the aim of enriching her professional community. Her PhD (in progress, McGill University) focusses on the experiences of social workers working with trauma and professional relationships. A licensed social worker and psychotherapist since 2001, she has had over a decade of front-line experience. Her goals are to continue to contribute to society through research efforts, teaching and direct practice, especially with those who are themselves relational workers.
social workers, violence, PTSD
Contributions to the Dawson Community:
Denise Brend is an active participant in the Writing in the Disciplines (WID) project in her field of Social Service.
Brend, D. M. (2009) English-French Guide to Human Services Terminology/ Guide Français-Anglais de la Terminologie des Services à la Personne, Montreal: CCDMD.
Fletcher, K.L., Nutton, J., Brend, D.M. “Attachment, A Matter of Substance: The Potential of Attachment Theory in the Treatment of Addictions.” Clinical Social Work Journal.
Brend, D.M. “A Dialogue Between Theories: Understanding Trauma in Helping Professionals.” Intervention 14
Brend, D.M., Fletcher, K.L., Nutton, J. (2013) ” With Laura: Attachment and the healing potential of substitute caregivers within cross-cultural child welfare practice.” First Peoples Child & Family Review, 7(2).
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