Dr. Ron WarnerNov 3rd, 2020
Dr. Ronald Warner is a clinical psychologist, Ryerson Professor Emeritus, and the Founder and Director of the Solution-Focused Counselling & Brief Therapy Certificate Program at the University of Toronto, which is now in its 21st year. He began teaching the first courses in the solution-focused, strength-based approach, which is an alternative to the classical problem-focused and deficit-based model, in continuing education at U of T in 1998. Dr. Warner is the author of Solution-Focused Interviewing: Applying Positive Psychology, A Manual for Practitioners (2013, U of T Press), which is used as a text for learning Solution-Focused practice locally and internationally, as well as the author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Warner is also the Chief Examiner for the Canadian Council of Professional Certification for Solution-Focused Therapists, Practitioners, and Coaches. Dr. Warner devotes his clinical practice to using the solution-focused approach to promote post-traumatic growth among first responders, veterans, and their families and started the first post-traumatic growth treatment group at Canadian Forces Base Kingston. For close to a decade his clinical practice has been devoted to the Solution-Focused approach to promoting Post-Traumatic Growth, including four years of service at the Canadian Forces Base Kingston where he started the first Post-Traumatic Growth group treatment approach. He currently works with veterans and their families at the Kingston Institute of Psychotherapy & Neurofeedback.