Jim Duvall M.Ed., R.S.W.
Jim Duvall is the Director of Brief Therapy Training Centres-InternationalTM (a division of The Hincks- Dellcrest Institute ), Director of Training at The Hincks-Dellcrest Institute and is the previous Clinical Director of a children’s mental health centre. He has been involved in the study of brief and narrative therapies for over twenty years through clinical practice, research and training activities. He and his colleagues at BTTC-I are actively involved in developing a therapeutic approach that centres the people seeking consultation in every step of the process. In collaboration with the University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work, he serves as co-investigator in a research project that studies narrative ideas and practices in training and therapy. The research team is presently involved in writing a book addressing the application of narrative ideas and practices in therapy and training. Jim’s most recent publication is a chapter co-authored by Laura Beres, released in a book with Sage Publication entitled Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives; Chapter entitled; Movement of Identities: A Conversational Map for Working With Sexual Abuse and Trauma.
He is also involved in assessing and applying the principles and methods of Brief and Narrative therapies in a variety of context, which include health care, child welfare, schools, children’s mental health, and organizational change management. Jim serves as the Senior Editor of the Journal of Systemic Therapies and the Journal of Canadian Counselling. He consults and trains with various organizations in the United States, Canada and abroad and is noted for his humorous, interactive and approachable style.
Other times Jim can be found boating on Georgian Bay, part of the Great Lakes in Canada, or playing music with his friends.