Nancy Starkiewicz, M.S.W., R.S.W.
10918 Madrona Drive
North Saanich, BC V8L 5N9
Nancy has extensive training & broad experience in child & family counselling, mental health & medical social work.
Nancy attended McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario & received a
Bachelors of Arts Degree in Sociology (B.A.) & a Bachelors Degree in
Social Work (B.S.W.) Her field training took place at Burlington Family
Counselling & Family Services of Hamilton Wentworth.
Nancy later attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver &
received a Masters Degree in Social Work (M.S.W). Her field training
took place in St. Vincent’s Hospital in the Social Work Department.
Nancy has over 25 years of work experience in the field of social work
in both rural & urban settings. She has had the opportunity to work in
numerous varied settings such as group homes, half way house, Mental
Health Centres, Child Welfare agencies, Community Services, Hospital &
Private Practice. She has worked with children, teens & adults of all ages.
Some of the settings she has worked in are:
Sea to Sky Community Services Society, Whistler/Pemberton
Provided various services including children’s mental health, sexual abuse
counselling for children & alcohol & drug counselling.
Squamish Mental Health Centre – Psychiatric Social Worker
Provided community based mental health services. Counselled sexually
abused women & co-led a group for abused women. Developed
resources for the chronically mentally ill.
Ministry of Social Services & Housing, Social Worker, Squamish, B.C.
Provided services involving child protection, family services,
adoptions & court work.
Vancouver General Hospital, Social Worker, Vancouver, B.C.
Provided social services to patients & their families on medical, surgical,
haemeotology & palliative care wards. Primary duties were psycho/
social assessment, patient & family counselling, discharge planning,
long-term care planning, & provision of material resources (equipment,
Elizabeth Fry Society, Program Coordinator, Vancouver, B.C.
Worked in a half-way house for women offenders & women with
alcohol/drug problems. Provided counselling to the residents to
assist them with life skills, communication skills, goal setting, problem
solving & relationship skills. I also managed the house which included
maintenance, ordering supplies, etc.
Ministry of Human Resources, Child Care Counsellor, Vancouver, B.C.
Worked as a relief worker in group homes for adolescents – mainly Alma House, Janus Centre & Fremlin House.
Ministry of Human Resources, Social Worker, Princeton, B.C.
Provided services involving child protection, family counselling, court
work, foster home & adoption placement & income assistance.
Kitimat Mental Health Centre, Psychiatric Social Worker, Kitimat, B.C.
Provided community based mental health services. Focus was on clinical treatment & consultation to individuals, couples, families & groups. Colead parenting skills programs.
First Place Community Centre, Project Manager, Hamilton, Ontario
Responsible for supervision of three workers, hiring workers, supervising, bookkeeping & planning of activation program for nursing homes. As a Volunteer Coordinator, I was responsible for assessment for residents’ needs, developing activity programs & coordinating volunteers in two nursing homes.
Dawn Patrol Group Home, Relief Staff, Hamilton, Ontario
Responsible for the running of the group home & care of the residents
while house parents absent.
This is a Ministry of Corrections Group Home for adolescents.
Amity Rehabilitation Centre, Researcher Hamilton, Ontario
Surveyed Hamilton’s physically disabled population concerning their
needs for specialized housing & wrote a report “No Place to Call Home”
Halton Children’s Aid Society, Relief Worker, Burlington, Ontario
Worked in various foster group homes for adolescents as the relief worker while parents were absent.
Private Practice, Whistler, B.C.
Nancy worked in Private Practice for over 12 years in Whistler, B.C.
During that time she saw individuals, couples & families privately. She also provided counselling through numerous Employee Assistance Programs. As well she was contracted to provide Children’s Mental Health Services to Whistler & Pemberton. She also was contracted to provide SAIP (Sexual Abuse Intervention Program) services to Whistler, Pemberton & Mt. Currie.
Nancy has been a volunteer in numerous setting such as: McMaster
Sexual Education Centre, Sprucedale Correctional School, Big Brothers/
Big Sisters of Whistler & Pemberton, Girl Guides of Canada in
Whistler & North Saanich, Canadian Cancer Society, School PACS
& the Green Party.
During my 25 years of practice as a social worker I have been committed to lifelong learning and ongoing education in my field through training, conferences, workshops, supervision and reading.
Below is a sample of some of the continuing education training I have completed.
Vancouver Community College - Alcohol & Drug Counselling Skills- Level 1
Louis R. Batzler American Association for Counseling & Development- Holistic Counselling
Judith A. Lewis-American Association for Counseling & Development -
John Wax- Power in Social Work
Glenn Grigg- Brief Therapy Strategies, Solutions & Narratives
Froma Walsh M.S.W., Ph.D.- Strengthening Family Resilience
Anthony Ocana M.D. - Alternative Medicine
Lynn D. Johnson Ph.D. -Depression is Treatable
Cheryl Bell-Gadsby- Solution Focused Group Treatment of Sexual Abuse Issues
Dr. Stephen Rechtschaffen -Timeshifting: Creating More Time to Enjoy Your Life
Ministry of Children & Families- B. C.’s Risk Assessment Model
Yaya de Andrade- Assessment & Treatment: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Sexual Abuse in Children
Barbara C. Mills- Attachment: A Workshop For Professionals
University of British Columbia - “When The Bough Breaks..” Toddler Mental Health
Interventions … Sequelae of Infant Relational Disorders
Bonnie Granger- Justice Institute of B.C.- Working With The Sexually Abused Child
Marie Jose Dhaese - Justice Institute of B.C.- Art & Play Therapy
Level 1 Treatment
Approaches For Children who have suffered a Loss.
Marie Jose Dhaese- Justice Institute of B.C.- Working With the Sexually Abused Child.
S.A.F.E.R.- Suicide Prevention & Protocals Workshop
S.H.I.F.T.- Sexually Intrusive Children Workshop
Nancy Panagabko B.S.C.N.- Understanding Mental Illness and /or People in Crisis with Serious Emotional & Behavioral Problems
Justice Institute of B.C.- Brief Therapy: Strategies, Solutions & Narratives
Dr. Gordon Neufeld - Parenting & working with the Challenging Child
David D. Burns- Secrets of Successful Psychotherapy:
Introduction to Cognitive Therapy
Dr. Gary Schoener- Boundary Issues in Professional Relationships
Michelle Weiner-Davis -Solution Oriented Brief Therapy
Margaret Jones- SAIP Healing Day Workshop
Cory Newman Ph.D- Cognitive Therapy for Couples
Sandra Wieland Ph.D. Care of Traumatized Children & Youth
Steve Dotto- Cyber Safe
Dr. Gabor Mate -Hold Onto Your Kids
Dr. Gabor Mate- Hungry Ghosts
Graphic Design by Quicksilver Communications
Website Design by Sky Valley Web Design
Copyright © 2014 Nancy Starkiewicz
Registered with the
BC College of Social Workers
Member of the
BC Association of Social Workers