Gary has over twenty years post-Bachelors and 13 years post-Masters (Social Work) experience which includes probation officer, hospital social worker, qualitative researcher, counsellor and clinical supervisor.
Gary has over twenty years post-Bachelors and 12 years post-Masters (Social Work) experience which includes settlement worker, victim services worker, probation officer, hospital social worker, qualitative researcher, addictions and family counsellor, program manager, guest lecturer/educator, clinical supervisor, and executive director. He is currently a community consultant/partner in a national study led by the Centre forAddiction and Mental Health on culturally adapted CBT for South Asian populations, has been a community consultant for a study on Acceptance andCommitment Therapy for Asian men, led by SFU and was one of a handful of educators across the province offering free training on Motivational Interviewing online (through the Community Action Initiative). Clinical supervision training includes 2-day in-person training on Clinical Supervision at the Justice Institute with Monica Franz, MA, RCC, online training, journal article reviews highlighting effective clinical supervision practice, and one-day workshop training with Dr. Vikki Reynolds. To date he has supervised students in counselling psychology and social work for eligibility in ACCT, CPCA, CCPA, BCACC and BCASW as well as registered counsellors and social workers in the field, and has over 10-years of supervisory experience, including both individual and group supervision. He currently oversees much of the secondary supervision at Moving Forward.
Gary currently offers occasional secondary direct supervision, for any intern who has a primary Moving Forward supervisor that would provide most of the direct supervision