Bio Allan Wade and Shelly Dean

Allan Wade Ph.D. bor på Vancouver Island, Kanada, där han arbetar som familjeterapeut, forskare och konsult. Allan är mest känd för att tillsammans med kolleger på ”the centre for response-based practice” ha utvecklat ett responsbaserat tillvägagångssätt för behandling i fall där våld förekommit.
Allan konsulterar inom de allra flesta områden som arbetar med människor som utsatts för våld. Sjukvård, socialvård, kriminalvård, frivilligorganisationer, skyddade boende etc.
Han arbetar också med ursprungsbefolkningen i Kanada och är involverad i flera initiativ internationellt för att förbättra institutionella svar till människor som söker hjälp efter att de utsatts för våld.

Shelly Dean Ph.D. lives on the traditional unceded ancestral lands of the Secwépemc Nation, known as Kamloops, BC, Canada.  She is a family therapist, clinical supervisor and works with organizations and communities to address issues of violence.  As a therapist, Shelly works with children, youth and adults who have experienced violence and other forms of adversity, with a special interest in victims who have experienced domestic and institutionalized violence.  Together with her team, Shelly also works with perpetrators of violence in the areas of risk assessments, pornography, and counselling.  Her doctoral research focused on children’s responses and resistance to violence–specifically understanding their behaviour in context, the nature of social interactions with young people, the connection between violence and mutualizing language, and the social responses that they receive.  Shelly also worked as a senior leader for a multi-service, non-profit organization for a large part of her career.  In this setting, Shelly applied the principles of Reponses-Based ideas in leadership and other organizational priorities such as policies and human relations challenges.  Currently, Shelly works with other professionals who are interested in Response-Based Practice as a supervisor and an organizational consultant.  She has also taught in the Master of Counselling programs through City University of Seattle and the Master of Education program at Thompson Rivers University. Shelly is a proud wife, mother and grandmother.