Consultation and Coaching for Clinicians

Ometz Services for Clinicians offers coaching, supervision and consultation to psychotherapists, school counsellors, and psychologists in order to ensure best practice, skill development and fulfillment of Quebec Ordres mandates.

Direct supervision sessions can take place at your office, school or at Ometz. We also offer this service via Skype to international schools and distance practices.

The service includes face-to-face monthly meetings and access to phone and email consultations in between sessions.

This yearly contracted fee-for-service is provided by an experienced recognized clinical supervisor.

Other benefits of Ometz Consulting and Coaching:

• Coaching tailored to your specific professional role
• Development of new strategies specifically for your clients and practice.
• Validation of your work so that you’ll feel confident in your skills
• Expertise building via Ometz workshops


For more information and to set up the service, contact:

Dr. Jennifer Lewy at 514.342.0000, ext. 3427, jennifer.lewy@ometz.ca
Dr. Felicia Kaufman at 514.342.0000, ext. 3444, felicia.kaufman@ometz.ca

 

Workshop Training:

Betty and Bernard S. Shapiro Family Endowment Lecture – For clinicians

These workshops by world-class speakers are an opportunity for knowledge sharing, networking and practical exercises.

These workshops are held every few months. Check the calendar for the schedule.

Pearl Leibovitch Clinical Day – For clinicians and parents

Ometz organizes the biannual Pearl Leibovitch Clinical Day that explores emerging ideas about how we can create a healthy society and strong community for all children, adults and families.

By attending these workshops, you can:

• Network with colleagues and experts.
• Update your knowledge and skills to advance in your professional development
• Get support and feel more confident in your practice.


For more information about the Pearl Leibovitch Clinical Day, contact:

Guylaine Wafer at 514-342-0000, ext. 3431, guylaine.wafer@ometz.ca

 

What our clients say:

“My Ometz supervisor has always given me the guidance, support and confidence I need to be the best school counsellor I can be. My Ometz supervisor always has the right words to say and is always available to consult with, whenever I need it. A huge part of what I do for my school is because of Ometz and I can’t thank them enough!”


For more information on our workshops for you and your school, contact:

Guylaine Wafer at 514-342-0000, ext. 3431, guylaine.wafer@ometz.ca

 

Barbara Victor

Barbara Victor is the Chief Clinical Officer at Ometz. She has extensive experience in the educational, counselling and social services fields. As a consultant for both public and private school systems, Jewish and non-Jewish in Montreal, she is responsible for initiating state of the art support services for schools, teachers, students and their families. Barbara’s approach to education and counselling centres around the “whole child” and “strength-based practice”, emphasizing strengths, resiliency and the enhancement of child, familial and community protective factors. She is also responsible for Counselling services to individuals, couples, children and families at Ometz. Barbara received her Master of Social Work with a concentration in Marriage and Family Counselling from McGill University. She has been a lecturer at McGill University in the Faculties of Education and Social Work and an Advisory Member for Health Canada, having worked on several projects which identify strategies for dealing with mental health issues of children and families. Barbara is a guest speaker at conferences, schools, and synagogues on the topics of protective factors for children, support for families and building safe environments in schools. Barbara has led a team of experts in developing a Toolkit for Canadian schools on bullying, as a partner of the Jasmin Roy Foundation. This Toolkit is available for schools and parents across Canada.

Dr. Felicia Kaufman

Dr. Felicia Kaufman received her M.A. (1996) and her Ph.D. (2003) from McGill University, with a major in School and Applied Child Psychology. Dr. Kaufman then worked in the Youth Service Department at the Jewish General Hospital, where she supervised both M.A. and Ph.D. students as well as assessed families for appropriate interventions and treatment. Dr. Kaufman was also the Director of Counselling Services at a private high school and college in Montreal, overseeing a team of therapists and child care workers delivering psychosocial services to a student population with diverse needs. She has been managing the Counselling Department at Ometz over the past few years, supervising the team of therapists and students and coordinating the adult and family therapy programs. Dr. Kaufman has a private practice where she works with adolescents, young adults, and adults and specializes in anxiety, depression, addictions, autism spectrum disorders, divorce, and various forms of life stress.

Dr. Jennifer Lewy

Dr. Lewy is a psycho-therapist and graduate of Université de Montréal in psychology. She specializes in work with schools, children and families. Jennifer’s workshops for parents are well attended and participants always offer positive feedback. Jennifer is currently the manager of School Services at Ometz where she supervises and coordinates supports and programs for schools throughout Quebec. Jennifer is available to lead your workshops for teachers and parents on topics of parenting strategies, understanding your son/daughter, enhancing your support for your child’s academic success and understanding your students’ behaviour in the classroom.

Carol Liverman

Carol Liverman received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from McGill University. Since then, she has been working in the field of education, and for the past 20 years has been at Ometz working first as a Group Worker, and currently as a Clinical Supervisor in the School Department. Carol organizes psychosocial classroom groups for students, and workshops, presentations and videoconferences for educators, administrators and parents. Additionally, she manages the Ometz Parlour Group Program for parents, presently providing hundreds of Montreal parents the opportunity to meet monthly with a mental health facilitator   throughout the academic year. Carol has been instrumental in creating the toolkit “Preventing and Reducing School Violence and Bullying.” Carol enjoys educating and presenting on psychosocial and parenting issues.

Tamara Schwager

Tamara Schwager studied Education at McGill University and Sociology at Concordia University and is a Certified Family Life Educator. As a Clinical Supervisor in Ometz’s School Services Department, she currently brings her ten years of experience to her workshops on bullying, social skills, internet safety, puberty, mental health and other psychosocial issues. Tamara creates and facilitates professional development for teachers, support staff and school administration and leads a variety of workshops and information sessions specifically designed for parents, including parlour groups. Additionally, Tamara supervises Ometz’s after-school program for youth in elementary schools where she works directly with children and their families to help foster social and academic success.

 

What our clients say:

“My Ometz supervisor has always given me the guidance, support and confidence I need to be the best school counsellor I can be. My Ometz supervisor always has the right words to say and is always available to consult with, whenever I need it. A huge part of what I do for my school is because of Ometz and I can’t thank them enough!”


For more information on our workshops for you and your school, contact:
Guylaine Wafer at 514-342-0000, ext. 3431, guylaine.wafer@ometz.ca


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