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Lilli Greenspoon , MSW RSW

212 Eglinton Ave, E. Unit 301 ▪ Toronto ▪ ON ▪ M4P 0A3 ▪ 647 225 1006 ▪ lilli.greenspoon@gmail.com

Profile

▪ Passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families achieve positive psychological/emotional change.
▪ Specializing in the assessment and treatment of youth and adolescents.
▪ Strong practical experience (6+ years) with client engagement, psychosocial assessment, counselling, crisis
intervention, program development, group facilitation, psychoeducation, and conflict resolution.
▪ Effectively works independently and within a multidisciplinary team in clinical, legal, and educational settings.
▪ Excellent decision-making, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills.
▪ Strong written and verbal communication skills.
▪ In Good Standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSS).

Education
Master of Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto 2013

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Psychology, York University, Toronto 2010


Graduated with Summa cum Laude Distinction

Clinical Experience
Beaches Therapy Group, Toronto September 2017 – Present
Clinical Social Worker
▪ Provide short- and long-term counselling support to individuals, couples, and families through the use of evi-
dence-based treatments (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and mindfulness).

▪ Areas of expertise: interpersonal challenges, family dynamics, mood disturbances, and parenting support.

The Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL), Toronto September 2016 – Present
Clinical Investigator
Social Work Intern (September 2012 - April 2013)
▪ Conduct comprehensive psycho-social assessments on families experiencing high-conflict separation and di-
vorce so as to determine custody/access arrangements that would be in the best interests’ of the child(ren).

▪ Identify the complex needs of the family through narrative interviewing, contacting collateral sources, and in-
home assessment of family dynamics, interactions, and safety.

▪ Compose in-depth reports for the Court, consisting of information gathered from the assessment, clinical ra-
tionale for recommendations, and treatment directions.

Blue Hills Child and Family Centre, Aurora August 2014 – January 2018
Integrated Clinical Worker and Clinical Navigator (March 2015 – January 2018)
▪ Utilized strong assessment skills to conduct and formulate comprehensive child and family assessments for
the purpose of creating treatment plans.

▪ Provided individualized therapy to children and families in the community and to children receiving support from
Blue Hills’ Day Treatment program.

▪ Enhanced service delivery by facilitating parenting groups and workshops and by ensuring a holistic approach
to families by actively consulting and collaborating with school personnel and child welfare professionals.

▪ Developed, implemented, and executed Blue Hills’ new Clinical Navigator program; a program built on the
principles of family engagement; evaluated program efficacy and developed solutions to service gaps.
Clinician, Children in Care Enrichment Services (CCES), (August 2014 – March 2015)

▪ Conducted comprehensive child and family assessments for the purpose of developing permanency and treat-
ment plans for children in foster care with the York Children’s Aid Society (YCAS).

▪ Facilitated psycho-educational workshops for the York Region Foster Care Community; promoting their com-
petency on various topics related to children’s mental health (i.e. grief and loss, anxiety, trauma).

Camp Northland B’nai Brith, Thornhill and Haliburton May – August 2014
Camp Social Worker
▪ Pioneered a camper care system that supported the emotional and physical safety of campers and staff.

▪ Created training materials and delivered presentations educating staff about mental health issues, child devel-
opment, conflict resolution strategies, and appropriate methods of responding to crisis situations.

▪ Provided counselling support to campers and staff experiencing social and emotional challenges; consulted
and collaborated with their guardians and when necessary, their primary mental health professionals.

Regesh Family & Child Services, Toronto 2012 - 2013


Mental Health Prevention Program Facilitator, R.H. King Academy, (S/T Contract, April - June 2013)
Social Work Intern (January – May 2012)
▪ Provided a range of client-centered social work interventions to individuals and families experiencing issues
pertaining to parent-child relationships, mental health, addiction, violence, and trauma.

▪ Facilitated a school-based mental health prevention program to assist at-risk youth overcome addiction, mental
health and academic challenges from a strengths-based perspective.

University of Toronto, Toronto September 2012 - August 2013


Clinical Research Assistant (Canadian Institute of Health Research Award Recipient)
▪ Explored literature on the stressors experienced by immigrants living in Canada, specifically examining how
culture and minimal acculturation can increase one’s risk of divorce.

▪ In collaboration with Dr. Michael Saini and Dr. Eunjung Lee, illustrated an immigrant’s experience of divorce
and how it was shaped and limited by family law, immigration policy, and practice; identified the need for earlier
and more accessible social services for immigrant families.

Jewish Vocational Services, Toronto September 2010 - June 2011


Psycho-Educational Consultant (Volunteer)
▪ Conducted psycho-educational assessments on high school students using evidence-based academic tools
(i.e. WIAT Test II, Woodcock Johnson Test of Achievement III, and the Nelson-Denny Reading Test).

Specialized Training
Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship, Sue Johnson and Gail Palmer 2019
Acceptance and Change in Working with Emotions in Psychotherapy, Dr. Les Greenberg 2017
Understanding Trauma and its Impact on Child Development, Geraldine Crisci, MSW 2017
Certificate: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, University of Toronto, Continuing Studies 2016
Certificate: Triple P – Positive Parenting Program: Certified in Primary Care & Triple P Seminars 2016
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, York Region District School Board 2015
The Fundamentals of Attachment, Blue Hills Child and Family Centre 2015
Infant Mental Health, The Hospital for Sick Children 2014
Family Systems 5 Day Training, Blue Hills Child and Family Centre 2015
Children Caught in the Crossfire, Jewish Family and Child Services 2013
Certificate: Trauma-Informed Services for Children, Adolescents, and Families, Boost Child and Youth 2013
High Conflict Forum: Challenging Clinical and Legal Assumptions, Jewish Family and Child Services 2013
Certificate: Violence, Resistance, and the Power of Language, Bridges and the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre 2013