Carol A. Daw – MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker & Family and Divorce Mediator

Carol Daw has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Criminology from St. Patrick’s College in Ottawa and a Bachelor’s as well as a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary. Her initial Family and Divorce Mediation training was in 1992 through the Legal Education Society of Alberta. In both 1994 and 1995, she received training in Employment Mediation with the Human Rights Commission, where she was employed as a mediator and investigator. Carol also received advanced training through the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society. Since then, Carol has taken a multitude of post-graduate training courses in counselling, mediation and supervision. She has Level I, Level II and advanced training in EMDR therapy and she is an EMDRIA certified therapist.

Carol is a Clinical Social Worker and Mediator with over 35 years of experience working in Calgary in a variety of social service capacities. Carol is registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers, The Social Workers’ Association of Alberta, EMDR Canada and EMDRIA (international association) and was a Member of Family Mediation Canada for over 20 years. Carol’s diverse experience includes working for 10 years doing assessments and mediations in disputed child custody cases, over 10 years doing investigations, educational seminars and mediations for the Human Rights Commission, and since 1996 has been doing individual, couple, and family counselling and mediation.

Carol has a very strong strengths-based approach, always seeking to work with individuals, couples, or families to help them to acknowledge and use their strengths to resolve their personal or interpersonal issues.

Carol was raised in a family of five children. She has been married for over 35 years and has three grown children and four grandchildren.

Carol Daw has additional experience and training to work with:

  • trauma (including the use of EMDR therapy since 2001)
  • divorce issues
  • parenting plans

Areas of Experience and Expertise

Carol provides experienced (25+ yrs), supportive, and non-judgemental counselling and therapy services for:

*current personal struggles (depression, stress, loss and grief, self-esteem, self-confidence, anger management, life changes)

* *past trauma (including varying forms of childhood abuse or neglect, as well as negative messages received from parents, siblings, teachers, bullies).  In addition to her Masters Degree, Carol has had extensive post-graduate training, including acquiring EMDR Therapy Certification.  EMDR is a well-researched and effective means of doing trauma processing.

*recent trauma (assaults, car accidents, fires, floods).  EMDR Therapy is often used for trauma processing

current relationship struggles, including working on a stronger, more fulfilling relationship, or dealing with separation and divorce and the associated challenges.  Individual divorce coaching is offered, as well as mediation of comprehensive  parenting plans.   (In addition to having a Masters Degree in Social Work, (Clinical) and a wealth of post-graduate training, Carol is also an experienced family and divorce mediator).