Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
4704 19th Street SWCalgary Alberta Canada T2T 4Y9
Phone: 403-230-5569 Email: [email protected]
Heather Coburn is a clinical social worker and marriage and family therapist with over 25 years experience in relational and mental health difficulties. She has worked in the areas of reproductive health, forensic psychiatry, primary care and domestic violence. She presently maintains an independent counselling practice and works with couples and individuals. She is also a senior trainer with the Institute for Healthcare Communication and works with practitioners to improve their relational and communication skills with a view to enhancing health outcomes. Heather approaches her work from a collaborative perspective and draws from solution focused, narrative, and systemic practices. Her phd research was inspired by a deep respect for clients who invite her to join them in dealing with their various struggles. Heather’s research with couples who are together and enjoying a satisfying relationship after an infidelity experience highlights the particular interactional patterns that contributed to moving forward together for these couples. These patterns offer conversational resources for practitioners to consider in their work with individuals and couples dealing with infidelity.