Jann Derrick, Ph.D., R.M.F.T.
Jann is a Registered Family Therapist and Supervisor in the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as a member of the Canadian Psychological Association. Jann is of Mohawk, Irish and English heritage.
Her practice includes teaching on Indigenous topics pertaining to relationships, Historical Trauma, Lateral Violence/Lateral Kindness, Survivorship and Wellness, and two worldviews ~ “The Box and the Circle
She did pioneering therapy work with residential school survivors and was part of the first residential school court case in Canada. Jann has provided clinical supervision at culturally based Treatment Centres and in the pioneering Aboriginal Trauma Recovery Program.
She facilitated a national Aboriginal Focus Group to create a Code of Ethics for the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.
Jann has published a variety of short papers about The Box and the Circle and Aboriginal Family Systems, as well as contributing to The Dispossessed by Geoffrey York, Voices of Colour – First Person Accounts of Ethnic Minority Therapists ed. Rastogi and Wieling, and Multicultural Couple Therapy ed. Rastogi and Thomas. Her recent research is Kahwà:tsire: Indigenous Families in a Family Therapy Practice with the Indigenous Worldview as the Foundation, June 2017. Jann contributed to The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy, Volume 4 2020, Indigenous Families in Canada.
She has served as a director on the Board of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She was part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canada and the Canadian Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Commission. Jann was awarded the John Banmen Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Therapy in B.C.