Ava Walters Cout, Curriculum Vitae


Master of Social Work With Distinction, 1984
Barry University, Miami, Florida. Clinical Concentration

Bachelor of Social Work & Bachelor of Arts(Sociology), 1981
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.


Private Clinical Practice
1989-present, Mississauga.
Individual, marital, family and group psychotherapy   with adults and adolescents.

2008, Continuing Education Department, Humber College, 
Taught in the Crisis Intervention Certificate Program. 

Clinical Social Worker
1989-94, Department of Psychiatry, Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, Ontario.
Member of interdisciplinary team in Out-Patient Psychiatry. 

Clinical Social Worker
1986-89, Huntley Youth Services, Toronto, Ontario.
Clinical work with adolescents and their families, both Out-patient and residential clients.
Field Practice Educator
1986-89, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.
SupervisedMSW students.
Clinical Social Worker
1987-91, Resolve Abuse Program, Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Group work with abused women.

Group Worker
1990-92, Peel Adolescent Sexual Abuse Program, Mississauga,Ontario.
Group work with sexually abused teenage girls.

1991, Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario.
Taught clinical practice courses in Social Service WorkerProgram.

Group Worker
1990-92, Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program, Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga.
Developed and ran Family Group Program. 

Family Service Worker
1984-86, Metro Children’s Aid Society, Toronto.
Child Protection Work in Regent Park. 

Field Practice Educator
1984-86, School of Social Work, York University.
Supervised BSW students.

Crisis Worker
1982-83, Adolescent Psychiatric Crisis Service,Youthdale Centres, Toronto.
Provided crisis intervention to adolescents and their families experiencing psychiatric emergencies in the community. 

Family Therapist
1981-82, Dellcrest Children’s Centre, Toronto.                                


1986, Ontario Association of Professional Social Workers.

1997-present, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.
Mentor new graduates


Ontario Association of Social Workers  

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers