Vicki Enns, MMFT, RMFT
Vicki is the Clinical Director of the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, an Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an instructor in the graduate program for Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Winnipeg. In her private practice, she specializes in the area of trauma recovery for individuals of all ages, and she helps individuals, couples and families build positive mental health and relational skills across developmental stages. She believes in a holistic approach to wellness that applies to both clients and helpers. Vicki also believes that it is essential for helpers to continue learning and developing their self-awareness alongside evolving clinical skills. She is the author or editor of many of CTRI’s training materials, including those on the topics of anxiety, trauma, mindfulness, gender and sexual diversity, ethics and wellness. As a trainer, Vicki is particularly gifted at creating a learning atmosphere that is collaborative and respectful, and which embraces diversity in personal identity, skills and cultural perspectives.
John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW
John has been working as a therapist and trainer for almost 20 years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree. Much of John’s career has centred on working with children, youth, adults and families dealing with crisis and trauma. While he has a diverse practice, he has particular interest and specialized experience in working with individuals and families impacted by mental health concerns, violence, post-war trauma recovery, gender/sexuality issues, sexual abuse recovery and cyber-bullying/harassment. John’s work is also informed by his international experiences working with individuals and communities impacted by civil war and ethnic conflicts in Colombia, Albania and Northern Ireland. He is a warm and engaging facilitator who values interactive learning experiences.
Tricia Klassen, MSW, RSW
Tricia is a Registered Social Worker and holds a Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Developmental Studies. In addition to training with CTRI, she is a compassionate therapist who specializes in suicide intervention, self-injury, anxiety and depression and neurodevelopmental issues. Highlights of Tricia’s career include her role in family-centred research and training with Manitoba Family Services, several years as a social worker and therapist for St. Amant Centre, and supporting youth and families in crisis as both therapist and clinical supervisor of the Youth Crisis Stabilization System through MYS. Her therapeutic approach is client-centred and trauma informed, drawing upon individual strength and resiliency. She has a profound belief in the resiliency of the human spirit, particularly in conditions of relational attunement, connection and support. Tricia is skilled in finding a balance between being informative and building connections with her participants while delivering workshops.
Randy Grieser, MSW, RSW
Randy Grieser is the founder and CEO of the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Conflict Resolution. Prior to founding CTRI, he worked directly with issues of crisis and trauma while being employed in the areas of mental health, counselling and crisis management within community, school and hospital settings. Randy believes that access to knowledge and skill development changes individual lives, communities and organizations. While he is primarily involved in providing leadership to the development and delivery of CTRI’s workshops and services, he does continue to train in the areas of violence prevention, crisis response and mental health. Randy is a dynamic presenter who delivers content-oriented presentations that are both engaging and informative.
Nathan Gerbrandt, MSW, RSW
Nathan holds a Master of Social Work degree and is a Registered Social Worker. He is the Managing Director for CTRI and works with organizations and communities through a needs assessment process of identifying the best resources and training to meet their needs. Nathan also provides leadership in developing and managing CTRI trainers and course content. Prior to this role he coordinated service delivery and rehabilitation planning for repeat offenders with a diagnosis. Nathan has refined skills in risk management and collaborative treatment planning for people in conflict with the law. In addition, he possesses specialty in the areas of disability services, case management and working with people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Nathan is the author of CTRI's Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Strategies for Supporting workshop. He is an engaging presenter who uses an interactive style to maximize the learning potential of participants.
Kimberly Enns, MSW, RSW
Kimberly is a Registered Social Worker, holding a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Her professional experience includes clinical case management, counselling and group facilitation in the child welfare system for high-needs children and youth, as well as in community-based programs for those who struggle with eating disorders and for individuals with intellectual disabilities in conflict with the law. In addition to her work with CTRI, Kimberly maintains a private counselling practice for individuals, couples and families, specializing in the areas of trauma recovery, anxiety, depression, self-injury behaviour and disordered eating and body image. Her therapeutic approach is one of warmth and collaboration, recognizing that people are resilient, have inherent wisdom about their lives and are hard-wired for connection with others. Constantly pursuing her own growth as a therapist, Kimberly believes that helpers are energized by fresh ideas and approaches. She draws on her experience in the field and passion for these issues to provide energetic, enlightening and interactive presentations.
Scott Erickson, MEd, CCC
Scott has worked with children, families and communities in clinical, teaching and training contexts for over 20 years. In recent years he has particularly enjoyed his training work with Indigenous communities. Scott holds a Master of Education (Specialization in Counselling) and has undertaken extensive professional development, including in the areas of working with mental health, trauma, grief and helping people develop their preferred identities. In addition to training with CTRI, he maintains a private psychotherapy practice. Scott believes positive change happens when curiosity and desire for change sparks creative human interactions that unlock new opportunities. An engaging and interactive presenter, he likes to connect with workshop participants to help them envision possibilities for growth in their lives and their work, and to take steps to make those actually happen.
Paul Carrick, MSW, RSW
Paul is a passionate and engaging facilitator who has been providing therapy and conflict resolution services for individuals and workplaces for over 20 years. He holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work that complements his extensive experience in the fields of mental health, trauma, domestic abuse and workplace conflict. He believes in the importance of authenticity, transparency, accountability and works with the inherent strengths of individuals and organizations as they navigate change. Paul educates in a wide range of public and private sectors, delivering practical, applicable information for participants mixed with a humorous and engaging presentation style.
Tanya Hoover, MSW RSW
Tanya is a Registered Social Worker and holds a Master of Social Work degree, a certificate in Early Childhood Education, and is a Certified Play Therapist with the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy. She has extensive training in attachment-based models for supporting children and families with attachment and trauma challenges, including being certified in the Circle of Security model of individual therapy. In her role as a therapist at a community agency, Tanya uses an empathic and holistic approach to nurture growth with children, adults, couples and families. She specializes in helping parents and caregivers learn to support children through the child’s challenging emotions and behaviours in order to promote the growth of emotional intelligence for both child and adult. Tanya believes in the strength of a growth mindset. She believes that when individuals of all ages are able to meet their own vulnerabilities with understanding and compassion, and when they are honoured for who they are, then they are able to move on a path of growth and a path of sharing their gifts. Tanya provides research-based, practical skills for developing healthy relationships and positive mental health. Her skills in leading workshops include her evident passion for sharing information and skills that will be helpful to professionals, as well as her ongoing desire to continue learning.
Kalyn Falk, MA
Kalyn is a gifted facilitator who brings a wealth of knowledge to her training from both her professional background and from her experience raising her 16-year old with profound autism. In university she majored in developmental studies, psychology and conflict resolution studies. Throughout the last fifteen years, Kalyn has worked with schools, government agencies and health care organizations to increase awareness and understanding of autism as an educational consultant, trainer and parent. She published her first book, Mother of the Year and Other Elusive Awards: Misadventures in Autism, in 2013. Kalyn teaches CTRI workshops related to autism and wellness strategies for caregivers. As a facilitator, Kalyn is a warm and engaging speaker who incorporates experiential learning into her presentations.
Eric Stutzman, BA
Eric has provided leadership in the field of conflict resolution, restorative justice and mediation since completing a degree in Sociology with a focus on mediation and peacemaking. Eric is currently President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Manitoba, and has worked as an administrator, board chair, senior mediator, trainer and lead negotiator for other organizations. He is a gifted trainer who makes training material come alive for participants through humour and real world application.
He facilitates CTRI workshops in the areas of restorative justice, violence and conflict resolution. In addition to training with CTRI, Eric is the Managing Director of ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance.
Mike Labun, BA
Mike has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution. He has over twenty years of experience as a leader in the conflict resolution and violence prevention field. Through Mike’s training and consulting work, he has helped a variety of organizations, including social service agencies, Indigenous communities, school divisions, businesses and crown corporations. He believes that learning is a life-long endeavor and that the process of development should be enjoyable and motivating. As a trainer, Mike has an interactive and engaging style that easily motivates participants to incorporate workshop material into their own environments. He facilitates CTRI trainings and services in the areas of violence prevention, bullying, restorative justice and conflict resolution.
George Anderson, BA, CPP
George is a senior management consultant and security specialist with over 25 years of leadership and management experience in the public sector. He is the former director of Safety, Security and Investigations for a Manitoba crown agency. George holds Bachelor’s degrees in Social Sciences and Criminal Justice and is a certified protection professional with a focus on violence risk assessment. He has significant experience presenting training seminars, and his fusion of in-the-trenches business experience and real-life stories connects with his clients and audiences at an intimate and individual level. George is a popular presenter of our Violence Threat Assessment and De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ workshops.
Wendy Loewen, B.Ed
Wendy is a former teacher and director of a health and social services program. She has Bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Education. Wendy believes that learning is a dynamic and life-long endeavor and with commitment, guidance and individualized support, this process should be enjoyable and motivating. She is the author of many of our workshops including Challenging Behaviours in Youth, Stress Management and all four of our workshops developed specifically for working with youth. Wendy is an engaging presenter who delivers material in a format that maximizes the learning potential for all participants.
Wilma Schroeder, BN, MMFT
Wilma has a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, a Certificate in Adult Education and has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years. She has also worked as a nursing manager, mental health nurse and a family therapist in private practice with a focus on families living with a mental illness. She taught nursing at Red River College for family nursing and mental health clinical practice, and led the nursing faculty’s Critical Incident Stress Management team. Wilma’s particular interests include working with families who are experiencing illness or loss, including major mental illnesses, lateral violence and family violence. Her therapeutic approach is strengths-based and relational, recognizing the influence of sociocultural and personal context, which makes each person’s and family’s experience unique. Wilma believes that healing occurs within relationship and through therapeutic conversation. As an educator, she works to engage learners through active learning and practical application of concepts for skill development.