Sheila Brown

Peel/Halton Collaborative Practice
1033 Bay Street Suite 314
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3A5
Canada
Office: 416-236-9100
Member since 2006
Membership Type: IACP
Profession(s): Mental Health Professional

Sheila is a Registered Social Worker whose counselling and mediation practice specializes in assisting people to transition through the separation/divorce process in as positive a way as possible. In addition to assisting parents to develop parenting plans, Sheila works in collaborative practice as a Neutral Facilitator, Coach, and Child Specialist. Sheila has been a leader in the Toronto area in the development of interdisciplinary team practice and has provided training to collaborative professionals who wish to enhance their skills using a team approach.
Together with a legal and financial professional, Sheila also offers early neutral information sessions to couples at the beginning of separation. For more information please go to:
http://www.theneutralzone.info

Area(s) of Practice: Child Specialist, Divorce Coach, Mediation, Other, Trainer
License(s): Registered Social Worker - Ontario College of Registered Social Workers and Social Service Workers ~Accredited Family Mediator - Ontario Association of Family Mediators
Professional Activities: Former Member of Board of Directors of Collaborative Practice Toronto and Ontario Collaborative Law Federation
Education:
Undergraduate:
Bachelor of Social Work, Great Distinction, McGill University, 1976

Post-graduate:
Master of Social Work, University of Toronto, 1979
Comments: Sheila is a Registered Social Worker and Accredited Mediator with over 35 years of experience. Sheila’s practice specializes in assisting families through the separation/divorce process in as positive a way as possible. Sheila works in collaborative practice as a Neutral Facilitator, Coach, and Child Specialist. Sheila has been a leader in the Toronto area in the development of interdisciplinary team practice and has provided training and consultation to collaborative professionals who wish to enhance their skills using a team approach.
Training Offered

Introduction to Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice (Level 1)
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Skills (Level 2)
Debriefing Workshop
The Challenge of Neutrality

Training Conducted

The Reality of Teams: Maximizing the Opportunities and Managing the Challenges, IACP Forum 2010
IACP Webinar 2010 Advocacy in Collaborative Practice
Navigating Through the Emotional Minefields in Family Law Negotiations
Mediating Custody & Access Disputes

Collaborative Training Offered

IACP Forum 2010-The Reality of Teams: Maximizing the Opportunities and Managing the Challenges,
IACP Webinar 2010- presented and participated in the development of Webinar Advocacy in Collaborative Practice with Victoria Smith & Deborah Graham
February 2011 -- Introduction to Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice, PEI - Co-presented with Victoria Smith & Jane Tremblay
February 2011- Interdisciplinary Skills Training Level 2 York region -Co-presented with Victoria Smith & Jane Tremblay
January 2010 -- Level 2 Interdisciplinary Skills Training( London ON) - Co-presented with Victoria Smith & Jane Tremblay
November 2009 - Level 1 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice (London,ON) - Co-presented with Victoria Smith & Jane Tremblay
March 2008 - The Importance of Debriefing - Ontario Collaborative Law Federation -Co-presented with Elinor Gerner

Collaborative Training Reference

Victoria Smith -victoria@victoriasmith.ca
Jane Tremblay -- janetremblay51@rogers.com
Jacinta Gallant -- jacinta@resolutionpei.com
Judith Huddart-- jhuddart@dranoffhuddart.com