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About Todd

Am I the right professional for you?

I believe that professional relationships are very important. Our first meeting will be to explore if we can work together, for me to hear what brings you to my practice, and for you to hear about my approach and style. Let me share more of myself with you to help determine if I might be a good fit. 

I completed my honours undergraduate degree in Psychology and Theatre Arts at Redeemer University College and my Master's of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University, specializing in Individual, Couple and Group counselling. I earned my doctorate from Wilfrid Laurier University as well.

I am registered and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, the Ontario Association of Social Workers, the College of Social Workers of Newfoundland, and the Canadian Association of Social Workers.

Over the past twenty years, I have worked in various settings with children, adolescents, families and adults, including psychiatric assessment, family counselling centers, youth shelters, children’s mental health and child welfare. My experience has also included training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. I practice with a trauma-informed lens and provide formal assessment and treatment of both Posttraumatic and Complex Traumatic stress disorders. I have also received training in Reiki and the use of Tarot in counselling. In addition to my clinical work, I provide clinical supervision, consultation and training to professionals and students in training.

I will ask if you have any questions for, or about, me at our first session. Please consider what else you are curious to know, and feel free to ask. I look forward to connecting soon.

I provide clinical supervision to peers and colleagues within the community. I specialize in the safe and effective use of self, trauma treatment, adolescent and adult mental health. Further, I provide consultation and training to organizations and social services agencies on the following topics:

  • Belonging and LGBTQ+ Care (Multiple Formats)

  • The Safe and Effective Use of Self (30-Hour Course)

  • Relationally Based Clinical Practice (Multiple Formats)

  • Trauma-Informed Care (6-Hour Lecture/Workshop)

  • Interventions for Survivors of Trauma (40-Hour Course / Multiple Formats)

  • Formulation and Theoretical Assessment Practices (40-Hour Course)

  • Integrating Alternative and Complementary Interventions (Multiple Formats)

I am also open to discussing your needs and my expertise to see if I would be a good fit to help train your organization. 


Seminars Provided In Past Include:

  • Peel Children's Aid Society - Belonging and LGBTQ+ Youth 2022

  • Brantford Community Health Clinic - Trauma Informed Care 2022

  • Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - September 2005 - Narrative Therapy

  • Redeemer University College, Theories and Methods of Counselling, March 2005-2018 Narrative Therapy

  • Redeemer University College, Child Psychological Development, October 2007/2008/2009 - Child Trauma

  • McMaster University, February 2007, October 2007 - Narrative Therapy

  • Bridge Community Center, 2010 - Parenting Traumatized Teens

  • Field Supervisor: Wilfrid Laurier University, Master of Social Work Student, 4 months, 2009.

  • Field Supervisor: Niagara University, Bachelor of Social Work Student, 8 Months 2010-2011.

  • Field Supervisor: University of Windsor, Master of Social Work Student, 4 Months, 2011.

  • Field Supervisor: Walden University, Master in Counselling Psychology Student, 4 months, 2015.

  • Bayridge Family Center: Narrative Therapy March 2012.

  • Renison College: The manifestation of attachment theory in practice, January 2014/2015/2016.

  • Bayridge Family Center: The professional use of self disclosure. August 2015.

  • Cedar Center: Relational-Reflexive Practice: AOP, Use of Self and Relationality, June 2016.

  • University of Vermont: Breaking the code of implicit privilege. October 2016.

  • Wilfrid Laurier University: Socially Constructed Case Formulations, November 2016.

Refereed Publications

Adamowich, T. (2015). Wisdom and compassion in psychotherapy: Deepening mindfulness in clinical practice. Journal of Social Work and Christianity, 42(4), 504-506.

Adamowich, T., Kumsa, M.K., Rego, C., Stoddart, J., & Vito, R. (2014). Playing hide and seek: Searching for the use of self in social work practice. Journal of Reflective Practice.15(2), 131-143.

Freymond, N., Morgenshtern, M., Adamowich, T., & Grant, S. (In Press). A mixed methods study of how teaching and learning research is constructed inside a graduate faculty of social work. Journal of Teaching in Social Work.

Morgenshtern, M., Freymond, N., Hong, L., Adamowich, T., & Duffie, M. (2015). Researcher? Social worker? “Let us be both”: Exploring the binaries that condition graduate social work research training. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 191, 2002-2007.

Non-Refereed Publications:

Adamowich, T., (2005). Parental Predivorce Conflict and the Post-Divorce Academic, Self Concept, Behavioural, Emotional and Psychological Well Being of the Children Involved. Unpublished Undergraduate Thesis, Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada.

Adamowich T. (2015) Relational red tape: Incorporating recognition theory in the social work relationship.

Manuscript submitted for publication.

Pathstone Mental Health. (2010, September). Are child and family treatment needs, as identified in the clinical assessment report, reflective of needs once treatment has been initiated? (The Journal of Transactional Evaluation and Research in Community Mental Health). Thorold, ON: Adamowich, T.

Conferences (Poster Presentation):

Nicholson, L., Adamowich, T., Rawlings, K., Woodard, U., & Tekok-Kilic, A., (2011, July). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: An exploration of working memory and executive functioning. Poster session presented at the European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey.

Conferences (Refereed)

Adamowich, T. (May 2017). Andragogy and threshold theory: Reconsidering teaching practices. Canadian Association of Social Work Education, Annual Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

Adamowich, T. (October, 2016). Navigating professional and relational practices: Becoming an integrated social worker. 17th Annual Gathering: Transforming Social Work Practice, Inquiry & Education, Burlington, Vermont, USA.

Adamowich, T. & Clarke, S. (October, 2015). Reflexivity revisited: Does one need a different perspective? Or an additional perspective? 16th Annual Gathering: Transforming Social Work Practice, Inquiry & Education, Burlington, Vermont, USA.

Adamowich, T. (October, 2014). Exploring parenting capacity assessments. Biannual Conference Prairie Child Welfare Consortium Symposium, University of Regina, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Adamowich, T., Drost, L., Munn, C. (June 2014). Adapting to the new frontier of the college student. Annual Cleghorn Lecture and Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

Adamowich, T. (May, 2014). Relational red tape: The role of recognition theory in the social work relationship. Canadian Association of Social Work Education, Annual Conference, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.

Freymond, N., Morgenshtern, M. & Adamowich, T. (October, 2014). Cultivating research curiosity and creativity in graduate social work students: The key to future professional success. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Nurturing Passion and Creativity in Teaching and Learning. Université Laval: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Freymond, N., Morgenshtern, M., Adamowich, T., Hong, L., & Duffie, M. (February, 2014). Beyond the Research Methods Classroom: Research-Led Learning for Social Work Practitioners. Sixth World Conference on Educational Sciences, University of Malta, Malta.

Conferences (Non-Refereed)

Adamowich, T., Grant, S., Morgenshtern, M., & Freymond, N. (2015). Students, instructors, and structures, oh my!: A polyvocal analysis of the context of social work research training. Wilfred Laurier Annual Social Work Research Forum, Waterloo, ON.

Adamowich, T. (September, 2015). Vicarious Resilience and Vicarious Growth: The role of empathic attunement.

Workshop provided to Bayridge Family Center’s Annual Professional Retreat.

Adamowich, T., (2010). Current Practice Struggles with Parenting Capacity Assessments in the Child Welfare Sector. Paper presented at the Wilfred Laurier Annual Social Work Research Forum, Waterloo, ON.

Get in Touch

Dr. Todd Adamowich

P.O. Box 896

Bell Island, NL, A0A 4H0

(855) 980-2252

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