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Nick Todd, M.Ed., R. Psych.

Nick has been teaching courses with City University in Calgary since 2001.  He has taught Counselling Theory, Psychology of Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, Brief Therapy, Group Counselling, and Counselling Practicum courses.

Research

Nick has published articles and a book chapter on response-based work with victims and perpetrators of violence, and is currently interested in how counselors can use metaphor and grammatical conventions to enhance the therapeutic construction of personal agency

Publications

Nick has published articles and a book chapter on response-based work with victims and perpetrators of violence, and is currently interested in how counselors can use metaphor and grammatical conventions to enhance the therapeutic construction of personal agency

  • Todd, N., Weaver-Dunlop, G., & Ogden, C. (2014). Approaching the subject of violence: A response-based approach to working with men who have abused others. Violence Against Women, 20(9), 1117-1137.
  • Todd, N. (2014). Between subject and object: Using the grammar of verbs to enhance the therapeutic construction of personal agency. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 27(4), 289-302.
  • Todd, N. (2010). The invitations of irresponsibility: The therapeutic use of excuses in counselling with men who have been abusive. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 29(3), 65-81.
  • Stewart, J., Todd, N., & Kopeck, C. (2010).  A clinical model in action in intensive residential treatment: Meeting the needs of adolescent boys who have experienced domestic violence. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19, 419-428.
  • Todd, N., Ogden, C., & Weaver-Dunlop, G. (2009). Choosing to change: A
  • handbook form men concerned about their abusive behaviours towards those they
  • love. Calgary, AB: Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.
  • Harvie, G., Strong, T., Taylor, L., Todd, N., & Young, F. (2008). Turning points in therapy: Discursive analyses and therapist comments. Journal of Systemic Therapies27(2), 33-49.
  • Todd, N. (2006, November 8). Takes courage to end abusive ways. Cochrane Eagle, p. 25.
  • Weaver, J., Todd, N., Ogden, C. & Craik, L. (2005).  Resistance to violence and abuse in intimate relationships — A response-based approach.  Calgary: Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.  
  • Todd, N. & Wade, A. (2004).  Coming to terms with violence and resistance: From a language of effects to a language of responses.  In T. Strong & D. Paré (Eds.) Furthering talk: Advances in the discursive therapies (pp. 145-161).  New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.
  • Coates, L., Todd, N., & Wade, A. (2003).  Shifting terms: An interactional and discursive view of violence and resistance. Canadian Review of Social Policy, 52, 116-122.
  • Todd, N. & Wade, A., (1994). Domination, deficiency and psychotherapy. The Calgary Participator, 4(1), 37-46.
Teaching

Learning is a two-way process between someone designated as “student” and someone designated as “teacher”.  I believe much of what is called learning is an emergent property of this relationship.  My job in the classroom is to set conditions that facilitate that process.

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