Cynthia Stirbys

Dr. Cynthia Stirbys

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Dr. Cynthia Stirbys has over 15 years experience in individual, group and community work in the following areas: Mental Health and Addictions; Social Determinants of Health; Indian Residential School; Governance; Gender-based Analysis; Research Ethics; Trauma and Transpersonal Counseling. Over her career, Dr. Stirbys has provided context and advice to identify policy gaps in services, and in developing interventions that meet the needs of Indigenous Peoples. She is passionate about supporting students learning and understanding of the complex social issues impacting wellness of all peoples and cultures including Indigenous Peoples.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • M.A., Saint Paul University, Ottawa, ON
  • B.A. (Hons), Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

Scholarly Interests/Areas of Expertise

  • Mental Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Participatory action research
  • Qualitative research
  • Grounded Theory
  • Transpersonal Counseling
  • Gender Studies
  • Indian Residential Schools: Trauma and Resilience

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