Sharon Bond, Ph.D., Director
Dr Sharon Bond‘s extensive career in social work education spans a thirty-two year period dedicated to the integration of academic excellence, specifically couple and family therapeutic principles into social work practice. Her early career in community practice as the coordinator of the Couple and Family Therapy Service, Centre Locale Communautaire Social (CLSC Metro) developed this service as a unique clinical centre, a training site for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the only community ressource in the province to receive this professional status.
Dr. Bond joined the McGill School of Social Work as a faculty member in 1998, serving as Director of the McGill Couple and Family Clinic (MCFC) and Assistant Professor. She pioneered the development of the MCFC, a couple and family treatment centre, presently relocated to the Department of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital. The McGill Couple and Family Clinic offers a rich, in-depth clinical placement for students interested in developing expertise in the area of couple and family therapy and over the years has become a highly desirable clinical internship for MSW students.
In July 2005 Dr. Sharon Bond assumed the position of Director Couple and Family Therapy Training Programme of the Department of Psychiatry, Sir Mortimer B. Davis, and Jewish General Hospital, a program with a 40 year history of excellence in teaching, research and family therapy training.
At the Jewish General, Dr. Bond assumes the directorship for two American Association for marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) accredited training programmes, one in French and one in English. Dr. Bond’s extensive clinical, supervisory and training experience with couples and families inform her teaching, research and community interests. Her teaching and research portfolio is focused in the area of Couple and Family Therapy with specific focus on attachment theory, and therapeutic alliance in couple and family therapy.
Dr. Bond regularly organizes clinical research conferences on personality disorders and the family in collaboration with Department of Psychiatry McGill University. She lectures widely on topics related to Couple and Family Therapy, attachment processes and family development. In recognition of her professional accomplishments over the span of her career Dr. Bond was the recipient of the Regroupement des unités de formation universitaire en travail social du Québec, RUFUTs prize 2008 for outstanding contribution to the to the advancement of knowledgeand clinical social work practice in Quebec and this year’s recipient of Prix Mérite du IQ (Conseil interprofessionnel du Québec).