Lise Leblanc

Email: lleblanc@mthorpe.com | Cell: 705-358-0551

I am a registered psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working in therapeutic, educational, and leadership roles. As a facilitator, counsellor and leader, I have not been immune to life’s challenges. Fortunately, my struggles have brought me to a place where I can share my knowledge and experience about internal and external conflicts that arise from unhealthy attachments, trauma and unresolved issues. I am dedicated to helping people take responsibility for the quality of their lives by providing concrete tools, strategies and supports that allow them to free themselves from guilt, shame, past trauma and the faulty conditioning that is keeping them stuck. My best work is done with those who are looking for a shift, and who are ready to face their reality with honesty and integrity.

Through my experiences I have gained a thorough understanding of the challenges and rewards involved in coaching people and managing complex situations. I have been involved in guiding a wide range of professionals and organizations through conflict resolution processes to successful outcomes. My recent work accomplishments include the development, organization and facilitation of personal development workshops. These workshops have assisted many individuals to achieve balance and success in their personal and professional lives.

Work Accomplishments

Facilitator & Life Coach – M.Thorpe & Associates Inc. (2011 – present)

  • Through my work with M. Thorpe & Associates, I have acquired extensive experience with mediation, facilitation of groups in conflict, designing and implementing conflict resolution interventions, and developing solutions toward reconciliation using an ADR model that incorporates traditional indigenous practices such as the circle process.
  • Deliver workshops on a variety of topics including stress management, conflict resolution, interpersonal relations, and supervisory skills
  • Provide executive and life coaching
  • Keynote speaker at various functions on topics related to stress, wellness, and personal responsibility

Program Director – Alliance Centre (2008-present)

  • Management of several programs, including Mental Health Counselling, Youth and Adult Substance Abuse, Crisis Intervention, and Case Management
  • Ensure quality treatment within the approved standards of care, philosophy, policies/procedures and budget
  • Provide supervision and coaching to all clinical staff
  • Provide psychotherapy services to clients with mental health issues

Manager of School Support Programs – Algonquin Child and Family Services (2006-2008)

  • Responsible for the leadership of a team of ASD Consultants who deliver services to School Board personnel in an effort to enhance knowledge of evidence-based practices used to treat children and youth with an ASD
  • HR responsibilities include hiring, training, coaching, and performance management aimed at optimizing team processes and enhancing morale
  • Research design, data analysis, reporting, etc.  Published research studies in the International Journal of Special Education (2005, Vol 20, No 1) and the Journal of Teacher Education and Special Education (2009, Vol 32, No 2)

Clinical Services Manager and Behaviour Therapist – Community Living West Nipissing (1998-2006)

  • Responsible for the management of several programs including Clinical Services, Family Home, Transitions, and a high support residential program for individuals with behavioural and psychiatric needs
  • Provide supervision and direction to clinical staff
  • Administration/development of budgets, policies, and programs
  • Behavioural assessment, planning, and implementation of behavior management programs for children, adolescents and adults with a developmental disability or dual diagnosis

Formal Learning Accomplishments

  • Honours BA – psychology, Laurentian University
  • Master of Education, Nipissing University
  • Third Party Neutral certification through the Canadian Institute of Conflict Resolution
  • Clinical Supervision certification
  • Several therapeutic course and certifications (i.e. CBT, DBT, Play Therapy)
  • Fluent in French and English

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