Mark Smith

Defoe St.
RIchmond, British Columbia V7E 4G3
Canada
Office Phone: 604-720-5889
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Mental Health Professional

I'm a past Co-Chair of Vancouver Collaborative Divorce and have been a member since 2002.

I'm also part of the North Shore Collaborative Group and have an office in Richmond as well now for collaborative divorce coaching.

Area(s) of Practice: Divorce Coach, Parenting Coordinator, Co-Parent Counsellor
License(s): RSW (Registered Social Worker ) Reg. #03239

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Social Work ~ University of British Columbia ~1987

Postgraduate Education

Master of Social Work ~ University of British Columbia ~1988

Comments

As a Therapist I've heard countless stories of divorces that have not served the parties well. I've also heard the stories of adult children that suffered through their parent's divorce. While divorce is a stressful transition, full of anxiety and reactivity, I know it can go well when people are able to manage themselves well and be thoughtful as well as have a place for their emotion to be processed. Much of the collaborative process is about these things. Supporting both individuals to be at their best and make the transition well. This is what draws me to being a Divorce Coach in Collaborative Practice.