Amanda Kuckartz, MSW, RSW, BA. Psych.

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I am a registered social worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers, #2731. I completed my Bachelor of Social Work Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Psychology from the University of Regina in December of 2012. I completed a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Regina in the fall of 2016.
 
Throughout my career, I have provided counselling to individuals, couples, and families of all ages. I am competent in the areas of mental health, stress management, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, abuse, understanding and regulating emotions, trauma, relationship difficulties, and behavioural difficulties, among others.
 
I believe in practicing from a holistic perspective, taking into consideration the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of each person in order to build on your strengths. Additionally, I believe in creating a safe, secure place for you to share your story. From there, we will work together to build on your strengths and obtain strategies and coping skills to overcome the difficulties you are currently experiencing. The benefits of engaging in counselling with me will result in increased confidence, positive coping strategies, and a more positive and holistic outlook on life. 
 
As a social worker, I aim to create a safe and caring place to hear your story and assist you in obtaining your goals. I am passionate about walking the journey with you through your darkest times in order to find a brighter future. 
 

Education
 Masters of Social Work                                                       2015 - 2016
University of Regina, Regina, SK.                                     
Bachelor of Social Work                                                      2010 – 2012    
University of Regina, Regina, SK.
Bachelor of Arts - Psychology                                             2010 - 2012
University of Regina, Regina, SK.


Continuing Education and Certificates
  • Treating Adolescent Attachment Trauma, Ehrlo Counselling Services, Regina, SK. 
  • Treating Eating Issues from a Systemic Perspective, SK. AMFT, Saskatoon, SK.
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Ottawa, ON.                                  
  • Resolving Conflict Constructively, Ministry of Justice, Regina, SK.
  • Trauma – Strategies for Counsellors Webinar, CTRI Inc., Regina, SK.
  • Train the Trainer, Davis-Ward Center, Regina, SK.
  • Reality Therapy for the 21st Century, Dr. Robert Wubbolding, Regina, SK.
  • Coaching Strategies for Leaders, ACHIEVE Center, Regina, SK.
  • Kaizen Basics Workshop, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, Regina, SK.
  • OHC Training Level 1, Work Safe Saskatchewan, Regina, SK.
  • Practicum Supervisor Training, University of Regina, Regina, SK.
  • Medicine Room Workshop, First Nations University of Canada, Regina, SK.
  • ASIST – Suicide Intervention Training, CMHA SK. Division, Regina, SK.
  • How to Write Successful Grants, CRU, Regina, SK.
  • Mental Health First Aid, CMHA SK. Division, Moose Jaw, SK.
  • De-Escalating Potentially Violent Situations, CTRI Inc., Regina, SK.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level B, Canadian Red Cross, Regina, SK.
  • Working with FASD, KidsFirst, Regina, SK.
  • Gentle Teaching Certificate, Creative Options Regina, Regina, SK.
  • CLSD Level 1 Training, Creative Options Regina, Regina, SK.
  • Mental Health and Addictions Workshop, CTRI Inc., Regina, SK.

Scholarships and Awards
 
  • John R. Kowalchuk Graduate Studies Scholarship in Social Work (Two time recipient), Regina, SK.
  • Government of Saskatchewan Student Innovation Award, Regina, SK.              
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Graduate Student Award (Two time recipient), Regina, SK.
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers Student Award, Regina, SK.                  
  • Nomination for the University of Regina
  • President’s Medal and S.E. Stewart Award, Regina, SK.
  • Orange Benevolent Society Scholarship (Two time recipient), Indian Head, SK.
Memberships
  • Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (#2731). 

Personal
 I was a born and raised in a small town in southern Saskatchewan. After graduating high school I travelled to Lethbridge, AB., to attend the University of Lethbridge. After two years of receiving education there, I decided I wanted to be closer to home and transferred to the University of Regina. I have now resided in Regina for the past six years and call it my home. I am an active person, enjoying exercising, and being outdoors and close to nature whenever possible. I love to travel and enjoying spending my downtime with my family, friends, and my partner.

 
Like many, I have not lived in isolation from the challenges life ultimately throws at us. However, I believe that even in our times of greatest sorrow can come immense strength and adaptability where we are then able to emerge as better than we once were. I believe in the resiliences and strengths of each individual and the ability to overcome even the most insurmountable of odds. I am truly passionate about the work that I do, and truly believe that I am travelling the journey that I am meant to be on.
 
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Amanda Kuckartz Reaches

Regina SK