"I distinctly remember my first week of classes at the Faculty. One of the professors talked about a basic tenet of social work practice: “start where the client is.” That continues to be something that I reflect on today because I am working with families from so many different backgrounds. My experience as a student at the Faculty provided me with valuable training across a number of clinical areas – from direct counselling to family mediation and family counselling – and in academic perspective and analysis. For the practicum, one of my placements was at the Hospital for Sick Children—an experience that led me to want to work at the hospital. I’ve been here for 12 years now! "
David Brownstone, Academic and Clinical Specialist/Manager,
Department of Social Work, and Clinical Social Worker, Paediatric Brain Tumour Program, Hospital for Sick Children