Thomas Shortliffe, M.A. CCC.
Education2011 B.ed, Art Education (in progress) Concordia University Montreal 2004 M.A Creative Arts Therapies Concordia University Montreal 2001 B.F.A Studio Painting Concordia University Montreal 1999 B.A Psychology Concordia University Montreal
2006-Present Art Educator Centre François-Michelle MontrealPrimary and secondary school art teacher for 200 children aged 5 to 16 years with special intellectual and physical needs. 2006-Present Creative Arts Expression Specialist Centre François-Michelle Montreal Creative arts expression specialist for 60 primary school aged children with intellectual disabilities and associated cognitive, behavioural and affective issues.
2006-2012 Art Therapist in Private Practice MontrealPractice of art therapy serving children within the public school system and private practice of art therapy for adults presenting with anxiety, depression, and attachment issues. 2005 Bilingual Clinical Counselor ShepellFGI Clinical Consultants Montreal Providing telephonic counseling and crisis intervention within the context of an employee assistance program for individuals presenting with a wide variety of issues including substance abuse, depression, anxiety workplace stress. 2004 Art Therapy Intern McGill University Children’s Hospital Montreal Primary therapist and case manager for 9 individual children presenting with various bio-psycho-social issues on an outpatient basis. Liaison with parents and psychiatric team. Conducted intake interviews, produced assessment reports, progress notes, clinical evaluations, termination and discharge summaries. 2003 Art Therapy Intern Mcgill University Royal Victoria Hospital Montreal, Allen Memorial Institute Facilitator of weekly art therapy groups for 6 to 9 adolescent boys aged 13 to 18 years, presenting various bio-psycho-social issues in a psychiatric day hospital setting. Including liaison with treatment team, implementation of interventions, progress notes, case studies, discharge summaries. 2002 Senior Support Worker Reena Foundation Toronto Continuous residential support for 8 individuals presenting with physical and psychological special needs. Daily administration of medication, managing project budget, supervising 4 support workers, assigning staff duties and work schedules. 2001 Support Worker Reena Foundation Toronto Continuous residential support for a bi-weekly rotation of 8 special needs individuals. Duties included medication administration, coordinating activities and facilitating art groups.