|Degrees:||MSW (Université Laval), PhD (Université Laval)|
Dr. Kourgiantakis is an Assistant Professor, and Coordinator of the Simulation Program with the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Dr. Kourgiantakis’s research and scholarship focus on addictions and mental health, family-centred practices, social work education, and simulation-based learning. She coordinates the simulation program and works with faculty members and field instructors to integrate simulation in the classroom and the field. In 2015, Dr. Kourgiantakis launched an innovative educational enhancement known as Practice Fridays which is a simulation-based learning activity that aims to enhance interviewing and assessment skills in MSW students.
Dr. Kourgiantakis’s research and teaching are informed by more than 25 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 is also President of the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an Executive Council member for the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She continues to work with couples and families in private practice and offers consultation and supervision to professionals 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.