BiographyTod Augusta-Scott, MSW is known internationally for his work with domestic violence, restorative approaches and narrative therapy. He has worked in a trauma-informed community-based organization for twenty years. Over the last fifteen years he has published and presented his work internationally (Asia, Europe, British Isles, America) and presented in every province in Canada. He is the co-founder of the Canadian Domestic Violence Conference. He works as a civilian therapist with the Canadian Armed Forces. He has also taught in the Department of Social Work, Dalhousie University and is a guest speaker in classes on a regular basis.
Tod is the co-editor and contributor to the critically acclaimed books Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives (Sage Publications, 2007) and Innovations in Interventions to Address Intimate Partner Violence: Research and Practice (Routledge Press, 2017). He has been interviewed for various media including the International Journal of Narrative Therapy, CBC The World at Six, and the Globe and Mail. Tod is a regular reviewer for numerous academic journals. He has created a group manual for working with men who have abused that has been officially adopted by three government departments in Canada. Tod was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of Social Workers in 2013. His work is featured in the documentary A Better Man (2017), a film about domestic violence and restorative justice.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Working with men who abuse and their families. Narrative Therapy and Restorative Justice.
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