Rebecca Brown has a Master Degree in Social Work and a career spanning more than 34 years within the medical, child protection and trauma fields. Rebecca is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Western University, and delivers workshops and conferences throughout North America on the topics of Vicarious Trauma, PTSD, Compassion Fatigue and Resilience to First Responders and professionals in the trauma and health fields. She holds a designation as Trauma Specialist from the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
For over 20 years, Rebecca’s career was in the child protection field as a Supervisor of a front line child protection team and was Coordinator of the Critical Incident Debriefing Program. She was a Provincial Trainer for the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies and taught the curriculum on Wellness and Self-Care. Her expertise includes providing Psychological First Aid through international Disaster Relief, such as the Paradise, California Wildfire. Her clinical time is shared between Primary Health Care (Sauble Family Health Team) and her private practice which includes certification in Equine Assisted Therapy (EAGALA) where she co-founded programs in Middlesex, Oxford and Bruce Counties. Rebecca is now the Coordinator of the Equine Facilitated Wellness Program at Prance – Therapeutic Equestrian Centre on the shores of beautiful Lake Huron.