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Toula Kourgiantakis


Degrees:MSW (Université Laval), PhD (Université Laval)

Dr. Kourgiantakis is an Associate Professor with the École de travail social et de criminologie at Université Laval. Her research focuses on youth mental health and addictions, equity and access to mental health care, family involvement in treatment, and social work practice and education. Dr. Kourgiantakis was the Coordinator of the Simulation Program at the University of Toronto from 2015 – 2020 and she developed several innovative educational enhancements including Practice Fridays, and the Advanced Standing Practice Seminar. She has written many articles related to simulation-based learning including Simulation in Social Work Education: A Scoping Review and Developing Mental Health and Addiction Competencies in Social Work Students Using Simulation-Based Learning.

Dr. Kourgiantakis’ research and teaching are informed by more than 30 years of clinical practice working with families. She is a Certified Couple and Family Therapist and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She continues to work with couples and families in private practice and provides consultation to social workers and agencies.

Dr. Kourgiantakis has been the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the University of Toronto Teaching Fellowship (2018), the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work Teaching Award (2017-18), as well as the University of Toronto Early Career Teaching Award (2019) which recognizes exceptional commitment to student learning, pedagogical engagement, and teaching innovation.

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