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Jacqueline Walters, M.S.W., Ph.D

Associate Faculty (Victoria)

Over the past 15 years I have been teaching a wide variety of courses at City University both in the masters of counselling program and more recently in the education program.

In the past, I have worked as a clinical social worker, mental health worker, alcohol and drug counsellor, and family therapist in a teenage group home. I also worked in a clinical private practice with individuals, couples and families for approximately ten years. In addition I have worked on reserve in Indigenous Communities throughout British Columbia, and am a service provider for First Nations Healthy Authority.

Research

In 2012 I embarked on a doctoral program at Taos Institute. My inquiry pertained to rural educational challenges. I focused in particular on how to foster a love of learning in a small coastal community in Mexico informed by a social/relational constructionist stance.

Teaching

I see teaching as co-learning with students and hold the philosophy that each of us holds knowledge though some are “more knowledgeable others”, a term coined by Lev Vgotsky, in certain fields of knowledge. I see learning as a collaboration and involve students in many aspects of learning. I tend to teach from a experiential place.

In the masters of education program I have taught the theories course, the developmental course, the mental health course, and  the family therapy course. I have also began to work with students on their capstone research projects.

Experience

  • 1985-present: Self-Employed Counsellor
  • 2002-2005: Community Developer, Jewish Family Services
  • 2001-2002: Counsellor, Jewish Family Services
  • 1999-2000: Mental Health Counsellor, Surrey Central Mental Health Clinic

Education

  • Ph. D in Humanities, Tilburg University, 2015
  • Master of Social Work (Clinical), Wilfred Laurier University, 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), York University, 2015