Jen is presently working for the North Bay Regional Health Centre, Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, as a Social Worker for Therapy Services. This multidisciplinary team runs a Graduated Group Therapy Program. As a member of the team Jen facilitates groups in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, treatment for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety and Eating Disorders.
Jen’s research for her Masters of Social Work thesis built on her experience in her undergraduate studies where she focused on Maternal Health and Public Health. Jen’s MSW research focused on mother’s experiences combining the unpaid physical labour of breastfeeding with paid employment outside the home.
In 2014 and 2015 Jen worked as the Community Development Coordinator for the Northern Ontario Postpartum Mood Disorders Project. Working for the Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing and in partnership with the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre and B’saanibamaadsiwin Aboriginal Mental Health Program this Trillium Funded Project worked with communities across Northern Ontario to develop a Strategy on to build awareness and present recommendations on Perinatal Mental Health. To seem more about this project please visit www.postpartumresource.com/phase2/