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Melanie Gelfand

Sick Kids
Registered Clinical Social Worker
Melanie Gelfand has been a Registered Clinical Social Worker for over 15 years working with adults, children, families and groups in a variety of settings, which include child welfare, community agencies, primary healthcare and hospitals.  Melanie has worked within multidisciplinary settings, meeting client’s needs on diverse mental and physical health issues.  Her advocacy and counseling experience includes working with clients regarding child protection, mental health, domestic violence and trauma, addictions, bio-psychosocial rehabilitation, complex physical health issues, aging, grief counseling and obesity.  Melanie is skilled in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Motivational Interviewing.  Melanie is committed to professional development and has experience in Training other professionals as well as students from a variety of disciplines.