Nova Scotia School Counsellors Association


2018 NSSCA Professional Association Conference: Friday, October 26th






October Conference

Nova Scotia School Counsellors Association 

October 26, 2018 

Spatz Theatre, Citadel High School

1855 Trollope St, Halifax, NS B3H 0A4  


Building Skills, Solutions, And Supports 


Please join us on Octboer 26th at the SPATZ Theatre for our Annual Nova Scotia School Counsellor's Conference to explore a variety of topics to add to and enhance our knowledge and skills in support of our students and school communities!


Keynote Speakers: 


Robert Wright, MSW, RSW



Short Biography

 Robert Seymour Wright is a Social Worker and Sociologist whose 28 year career has spanned the fields of education, child welfare, forensic mental health, trauma, sexual violence, and cultural competence.  A “clinician/academic/administrator,” he has always integrated his work delivering direct practice clinical service to clients with teaching and supervising interns and promoting lasting systemic change through social policy advocacy.  He also consults, trains, speaks and comments on a wide range of issues.  His pioneering work with colleagues in cultural competence and conducting cultural assessments has received national attention.

Robert holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in social work and has post-graduate training in social work and sociology.  He has served in notable roles as the Race Relations Coordinator of the former Dartmouth District School Board, Executive Director of Family & Children’s Services of Cumberland County, and the Executive Director of Nova Scotia’s Child and Youth Strategy.

Robert also serves as the Executive Director of The Peoples' Counselling Clinic which provides no and low cost counselling and casemanagement services to low income indiduals and special populations.  A "Teaching Clinic” it is staffed by a casemanager and counselling interns supervised by Robert.  Through the Peoples' Clinic, Robert conducts ManTalk, a treatment/support group for male victims of sexual violence, and other programmes for special populations.



Heather Fiske, PhD


Heather Fiske, Ph.D.

Heather Fiske, Ph.D. is a psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience. Originally from Cape Breton, she has worked in hospitals, community clinics, schools, and correctional facilities. Currently she is in private practice and active in clinical consultation, supervision, and education, as well as working on a book about solution-focused work in suicide prevention. Heather has served as a Director of the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention (CASP) and is the recipient of the CASP national service award. Her teaching activities range from a postgraduate program in brief therapy at the University of Toronto to training service providers to the homeless. She is one of the founders of the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association and will co-chair the SFBTA’s first Canadian conference in Toronto in 2007. Sadly, she no longer plays the bagpipes.




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