About

Faruk Arslan, PhD Candiate Human relationships, MSW, RSW, MA, Honour Sociology, Master of International Law, Bachelor of International Relations. I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW), in private practice in Kitchener-Waterloo Region since 2012. My social work school training was at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada and I completed my social work practices at Stratford General Hospital and Children Aid Society at Bran County in Brantford, Ontario, Canada through Wilfrid Laurier University. I am a PhD Candidate in Human Relationships (Spiritual Care& Psychotherapy) at Martin Luther University (Waterloo Lutheran Seminary), Wilfrid Laurier University. My main interest is in CBT (cognitive-behavioural therapy), and mindfulness, particularly in treating depression and anxiety disorders. Currently, I divide my time between my private practice, at Novo Medical Services and Gladshteyn& Baskakova Psychology Professional Corporation in the Southern Ontario. Specialized: Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Relationship Concerns, Pain Management, Grief, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Couples Issues, Life Transitions, Family conflict, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Self-esteem and Confidence, Lack of Copings Skills, Anger Management, Lack of Focus, Communication and Motivation issues, Trauma, Neglect and Abuse, Childhood and Adolescence dysfunction, Parenting challenges and Panic Attack. My qualifications, degrees and work experience include: Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, 2014. Currently registered with the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASS) and the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers (OCSSW), have worked in many social service agencies in various capacities. Public speaker at academic conferences and seminars. PhD Candidate in Human relationships, Wilfrid Laurier and Martin Luther University. Master of Art in Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University. TA and Researcher. Mind Over Therapy as branch of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trained by 27 years experienced therapist, and trained at the Stratford General Hospital in Stratford, 2013. Solution Focused Therapy and Signs of Safety, 2013, trained as Children Protection\ Intake Worker at Children and Family Services of Brant in Brantford, Ontario. Cultural Sensitivity Training at Six Nations Reserve, March 2013, Ohsweken, Ontario. CBR at Social Planning Toronto, Newcomer Women Centre, Toronto, 2012. Honours Bachelors in Sociology, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, 2011. Social Service Worker Diploma, Centennial College, 2008. Director of Interfaith Affairs, Intercultural Dialog Institute, 2006-2011. Export Manager, Astra Canada Pulses in Regina, Saskatchewan, 2003-2006 Community Organizer, Sunrise Education Trust, 2000-2003. Relevant Experience Novo Medical Services Inc May 1, 2016 to present Gladshteyn & Baskakova Psychology Professional Corporation. May 2017 to present Auxilium Wellness Centre May 2016- May 2017 Sufi Therapy Counselling May 2014 to present Wilfrid Laurier University- Teaching Assistant Sep 2014 to May 2015 Stratford General Hospital at Stratford, Ontario Sep 2013 to Dec 2013 MSW Student Intern, Discharge Planning Brantford Children’s Aid Society Brantford, Ontario Jan 2013 to June 2013 Student Intake/ Child Protection Worker WORK EXPERIENCE May 2017 to Present RSW Gladshteyn & Baskakova Psychology Professional Corporation May 2016- present RSW Novo Medical Services Incorporation May 2014 to present RSW Sufi Therapy Counselling Corporation Sep 2014 to May 2015- Teaching Assistant...Wilfrid Laurier University, Religion &Culture Sep- Dec 2013 Hospital Social Worker Stratford General Hospital- Intern Jan-May 2013 Child Protection Intake Children’s Aid Society of Brant-Intern 2012- 2013 Social Researcher Social Planning Toronto, Newcomer Women C. 2011-2013 Turkish Teacher Toronto District School Board, W. Lyon M. C.I. 2006-2011 Public Relation Interfaith Affairs, Intercultural Dialog Institute in Toronto 1992-2006 Reporter-World News Agency, Feza Publishing, Canada, Turkey, Azerbaijan VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES 2012-2018 Volunteer Organizer, KW Area Intercultural Dialog Institute (IDI) 2008-2011 President, Turkish Students Association at York University 2007-2008 Organizer, Toronto Turkish Festival, CTFC and Carassauga Festival, ATRA 2007-2008 Representative of IDI, Toronto Area Interfaith Council, Planning Committee 2006-2012 Public/Media Relation, Interfaith Affairs, Intercultural Dialog Institute in Toronto 2000-2003 Editor-in-Chief, Community newsletter, Sunrise Education Trust, Toronto EDUCATION 2015-present PhD candidate, Wilfrid Laurier and Martin Luther University 2014-2015 Master of Art in Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University 2012-2014 Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University 2008-2011 Bachelor of Liberal Arts& Professional Studies, Hon. in Sociology, York University 2007-2008 Social Service Worker Diploma, Centennial College, Toronto 2010-Five weeks French Language Explore Program Certificate, York University, Toronto 1992-1997 Bachelor of International Relation, specialized International Law, Baku, Azerbaijan 1983-1987 Military Nursing College Diploma, Gulhane Askeri Tip Academy, Ankara, Turkey HOBBIES Writing books, articles, public education on social media, photographs, poetry and music. References are available upon request.