Barbara Dorrington, BSW, MEd, ACTP, ATR, OATR is a registered social worker, art therapist and trauma and loss consultant supervisor working in the London, Ontario, Canada area for the last 30 years. She maintains registrations with the Ontario Art Therapy Association and the American Art Therapy Credentials Board as well as the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Barb has worked in both elementary and high schools for a local school board as a school social worker. She is also a lead member of this school system’s crisis response team and is a regular conference presenter on trauma, trauma debriefing, managing stress, and the at-risk learner. Barb completed seven trauma debriefing and art therapy trips to areas affected by Hurricane Katrina in both Louisiana and Mississippi, starting in September 2005. On one of these trips, Barb, along with Barb Desjardins, developed Safe Place Workshops for children in several elementary schools in Mississippi.
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