Bhatia - Clinical Therapist - Calgary, AB, Canada

Naaz Bhatia

Calgary, AB, Canada


Clinical Therapist


A person centered approach that supports personal growth and change. Clients are supported to play an inclusive role in seeking change within a Strength Model. The role of the therapist is to guide in order to provide a well informed understanding around decision making and in seeking personal growth.

Work History


Private Practice

* Major achievement: Provided therapeutic intervention to over 750 families
* Use a clinical approach//assessment and intervention with strong focus on children's issues related to neglect and abuse, domestic violence and trauma, marital conflict and separation and divorce, parent/child conflict and intergenerational factors, parenting capacity and risk assessments, supervision and access assessments, and training and consultations
* Provide family, couple and individual therapy
* Experience in working with high risk and resistant cliental
* Skilled in trauma therapy including EMDR and EFT
* Receive contract work from Calgary Child & Family Services since 2004 and private clients through community referrals and Employment Benefit Programs
* Compile reports, attend court as a qualified expert and provide testimonials on behalf of clients
* Working knowledge of legal systems and resources including established contacts in Probation services, Children's Services and law offices

Family Violence & Multi-Cultural Counselor

YWCA Family Violence Prevention Centre & Sheriff King Home

* Major achievement: Nominated by the Agency for the Jerry P. Selinger Award in 2005 which recognizes significant front line contributions in the area of domestic violence
* Developed the Phase II Multi-culture treatment group for men
* Conducted clinical intervention through individual and advanced group work to mainstream and multi-cultural clients
* Provided clinical support across programs including the shelter, trauma counseling and EMDR
* Gave input in risk assessments, intake procedures and partner checks
* Handled direct multi-cultural services in 1st language (Hindi, Gujarathi, Kachi, Urdu and Swahili)
* Facilitated clinical and multi-cultural consultations for staff
* Developed resources and linkage across agencies
* Chaired the Diversity Committee and provided education, training and integration across programs
* Involved in Language Bank referrals and maintained an internal language bank roaster
* Represented the YWCA on the Coalition of Family Violence
* Participated in the Advisory Committee at Calgary Immigrant Aid Society Men's Program
* Delivered Multi-cultural Training and Education both in house and within communities

Team Leader

Men's Group Program

* Major Achievement: Promoted and expanded services for ethnic men
* Responsible for program and group facilitation for family violence
* Evaluated reports and Chaired the Advisory Committee
* Managed program implementation and facilitator training
* Provided extensive outreach related to community training and expansion

Support Worker

Calgary Support Services

* Major Achievement: Created more safety protocols for diverse communities
* Supervised visits for Children under Child & Family Services
* Organised records and assessment regarding supervised visits

* "Honor Based Violence" HomeFront
* Program/group development for Men in the area of Domestic Violence Immigrant Services
* Provide ongoing consultations, workshops and direct clinical services to refugees from Afghanistan and other members of the Ismaili community
* Provide consultations and support to service providers
* Completed a manual "Violence Knows No Boundaries" for service providers through the Multi-Cultural Treatment Group. Act as a collaborative partner and expert in clinical work in the area of domestic violence


Honor Based Violence Group

Improve services and assessment tools. Provide education and consultations in order to create more awareness and informed decision making. Partners include the police departments, counselling services, Homefront and Children's Services.

Qualifications & Certifications

Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work

University of Calgary

Masters in Clinical Social Work

University of Calgary

Vancouver Couple and Family Institute

YWCA Sheriff King Centre

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