Cheryl-Anne Cait

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Associate Professor Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work Waterloo, Ontario ccait@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-0710 ext. 5224

Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

Brantford Campus:

Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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Bio/Research

I received a PhD from Smith College School for Social Work in 2001.

Prior to joining Laurier, I was a visiting assistant professor for the School of Social Science, Hampshire College and an adjunct faculty, research advisor and clinical instructor Smith College School for Social Work.

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Bio/Research

I received a PhD from Smith College School for Social Work in 2001.

Prior to joining Laurier, I was a visiting assistant professor for the School of Social Science, Hampshire College and an adjunct faculty, research advisor and clinical instructor Smith College School for Social Work.

I teach in our MSW and PhD programs as well as in the W2B program, a program where university level courses are taught in correctional institutions.

I am dedicated to experiential learning, teaching and arts based approaches to knowledge development. I have been working in the area of death, dying and bereavement since 1991.

In addition to my academic experience, I have practiced as a clinical social worker since 1991 in community mental health and in inpatient and outpatient psychiatry with children, adolescents and their families.

The main focus of my research has been in the area of death, dying and bereavement. My research conceptualizes grief as an evolving process and examines this process as it influences the on-going process of identity construction.

My research also involves exploring community based approaches to hospice and palliative care, specifically looking at volunteer recruitment, rural issues and diversity. Other research studies include studying the effectiveness of single session therapy in the walk-in counselling model, as well as looking at mentoring in Indigenous communities.


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