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Denise Brend

Denise Brend

Concordia University

Denise Michelle Brend, PhD is passionate about identifying and mitigating the ways in which exposure to potentially traumatic experiences can impact helping relationships, individuals, and communities. Denise has over twenty years of experience as a psychotherapist, social worker, clinical supervisor, clinical trainer, and facilitator of learning. Currently an Assistant Professor at Concordia University in Montreal and a Canadian Consortium on Child and Youth Trauma co-researcher, Denise’s research is focussing on the potentially harmful impacts of residential child welfare work, workplace social support, and the implementation of effective social responses to trauma through social innovation.