Corrie Sirota holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from McGill University as well as a Graduate Certificate in Loss and Bereavement where she continues to teach as a sessional lecturer in the School of Social Work for over 20 years. As a licensed psychotherapist, Corrie maintains a private practice specializing in Loss and Bereavement, Parenting, Stress management, and Relationship issues. She is a seasoned support group facilitator –currently animating groups for Post-partum support, women who’ve experienced miscarriage, young widows (ages 35-50), as well as a Caregiver’s support group.
Corrie is also a well-known guest speaker, having presented at numerous conferences and workshops, both locally and internationally and continues to develop and facilitate psycho-social prevention and intervention workshops for school professionals, students, camping staff, various community agencies, organizations and businesses. Some of her recent presentations have included Creating a Positive Reality, The Art of Giving Feedback, The Pressure to Be Perfect, How to Run Effective Parent/Teacher Conferences, The Secret to De-stress and When Bad Things Happen to Good Students.
She has authored her first book entitled, “Someone Died…Now What – A personal and professional perspective on coping with grief and loss” available on Amazon.com. She has also written the article ‘Helping Children through the Grieving Process’ appearing in the Jewish Funeral Directors magazine as well as Living Legacies Volume III, and has written numerous other articles and blogs posts for ME Magazine, Cappino Physio and Wellness Centre, and Risk within Reason.
Corrie is frequently interviewed on many local radio, news and TV programs on various issues relating to loss and bereavement, how to cope with crisis, child development and parenting.
She has serves as a member of the Networking Lunch organizing Committee of the West Island Resource Center, as well as a board member at the Family Resource Center. She is married and has two daughters.