I am a Companion to your Grief

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About Regimol Joseph, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, Grief Counsellor
I am a Registered Social Worker( MSW, RSW) with a Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Studies. I have both voluntary and involuntary social work experience. Due to my subject interest in the areas of the psycho- social aspects of aging, cancer care, death and dying, grief and bereavement,  I have completed my  further education with Certificate in Aging (Boston University School of Social work) and Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Studies ( King’s University College at Western).  I am open to work with those who desire to implement spirituality or faith aspects into their therapeutic process and keeping my work philosophy as being a companion to other's healing process. I have Christian faith views and I maintain a belief that our life is not free from struggles or challenges. But how do we manage those inevitable matters, often determines our quality of life at difficult times. Although we all have our own strengths or resources, sometimes we have to lean on others to carry on our life since we, are interdependent. Here comes my role as a grief counselor to be a companion for other's grief journey or healing process.

"I am a companion to your grief."

Education, Training and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work- Mangalore University, India. 
 
  • Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Studies-  King’s University College at Western University London, Ontario
 
  •  Certificate in Aging -Boston University School of Social Work, Institute for Geriatric Social Work
 
  • Advanced Hospice Palliative Care Education Program-  Ontario Southwest Regional Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Program, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, Ontario
 
  • Interprofessional Psychosocial  Oncology Course: Introduction to Theory and Practice- Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)-Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
 
My experience ranges from both my voluntary and non-voluntary work since my social work graduation in 2003.  The experience with a family member’s illness trajectory resulted in death and its subsequent impacts had led me to the inevitable reality of death as well as the multiple losses we encounter in our life.  It furthered my interest in the field of palliative care, grief and bereavement studies and equipped me to help and walk through with others in their transitions through losses.
 
In addition to my education, training and experience, my greatest strengths are the positive spirit inside of me, the courage to take that positivity  to do the best  day by day, the desire to share it with others and uplift them which all has brought me to the position of a grief counselor.
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