CENTRAL ONTARIO REGIONAL DIRECTOR (2018-2020)
Representing OASW members in Central Ontario Branch which includes Toronto, Peel & York.
Christie Hayos, MSW, RSW, is the Program Supervisor of the Outpatient Department at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, where she oversees the operational responsibilities at the Jarvis Site. She is also the Educational Coordinator for social work students and Practice Lead for social workers. Christie is committed to the ongoing relationship that Hincks-Dellcrest maintains with the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work by serving as a member of the Academic and Training Committee and Faculty Council.
Over the past few years, the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre has been undergoing a clinical transformation and Christie has led several initiatives. Presently, she is leading the team that is focused on centralizing the Intake Department across the entire organization.
Prior to taking on the role as program supervisor, Christie held the position of Clinical Social Worker for 7 years. In addition, she supervised students who were completing their Masters of Social Work and provided teaching and training to students from various other disciplines.
Christie has been on the Panel of the Office of the Children's Lawyer since May 2011, and continues to work closely with the children's lawyer to represent children's views and preferences before the courts with respect to custody and access disputes.
Christie has co-developed a family therapy treatment model, Reflective Family Play, with Dr. Diane Philipp, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. This model is a manualized, family intervention tool designed for the infant and preschool population. This modality is unique in that it allows clinicians to address co-parenting concerns, the family alliance, as well as sibling issues directly within the treatment setting. They presented this model at various conferences, including the OASW Social Work Provincial Conference in November 2014, the World Association of Infant Mental Health in 2014, the Infant Mental Health Program Conference in 2012 and 2014, as well as a two-day workshop at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. Both Christie and Dr. Philipp have published a manual on this model as well as written two chapters in published books.