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We continue with the series, Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak, with Christine Forner (B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., Registered Social Worker).

Christine, who specializes in the intersection of mindfulness and trauma dissociation, shares her insights on managing within the context of the current pandemic. 

She began her career early starting as a volunteer at the age of 16 at a crisis line for Teens. She has worked at The Calgary Sexual Assault Centre, Wheatland Crisis Shelter for survivors of domestic violence and in 1998 Christine started her clinical experience at The Calgary Women’s Health Collective. 


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Since 2011, Christine has worked in her own private practice which specializes in complex trauma and dissociative disorders. She has over twenty years experience working with individuals with Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Traumatic Dissociation, Developmental Trauma and Dissociative Disorders, with specialized training in EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Psychotherapeutic Meditation techniques, Neurofeedback and Havening. 

Christine is the current clinical supervisor at Waypoints Sexual Assault Centre in Fort McMurry, Alberta and teaches locally and at an international level on the issue of dissociation, complex trauma, and the intersection of dissociation and mindfulness. 

Christine was the treasurer of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (2011-2012) and was the President of the ISSTD in 2019. 

As well as being a board member she is also a member of the Conference Committee and for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Christine has spent the last 15 years working on methods of meditation that are affective for persons who have Complex Posttraumatic Disorder and Dissociative Disorders. She is the author of Dissociation, Mindfulness and Creative Meditations: Trauma informed practices to facilitate growth (Routledge, 2017).

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