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Brenna Tessier - Program Coordinator

Brenna Tessier

Program Coordinator

Brenna has attended Brock University for her Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in Child and Youth Studies with a minor in French Studies. She later attended Mohawk College, completing her Mental Health and Disability Management Post-Graduate Certificate.

She has experience working in educational settings with both children and youth and as a part of a multidisciplinary team working in collaboration with the individual, family and community organizations. She is certified in Standard and Psychological First Aid, Safe Talks Suicide Prevention and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training. Also, she is certified in Counselling Children and Adolescents and is Multi-Sensory Environment trained.

Brenna is well versed in several different mental illnesses, disabilities and their comorbidities and her altruist personality allows her to connect and build positive relationships with everyone she meets. Brenna looks forward to getting to know each and everyone of you and hopes to have a positive impact on your education experience at Beechwood Brainery.

Education

Mental Health and Disability Management Certificate

Mohawk College
2019-2020

Child and Youth Studies Honours Degree

Brock University
2014-2018

Certifications

Counselling Children and Adolescents                                

Udemy
2020

Psychological First Aid

John Hopkins University
2020

Multi-Sensory Environment (MSE) Training

Mohawk College
2020

safeTALK Suicide Prevention Training

Mohawk College
2019

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

International open academy
2019

Standard First-Aid and CPR C

Life Saving Society
2020

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training

Mohawk College
2019

Courses

The Science of Well-Being

Yale University
2020

Solution-focused Coaching Workshop

Mohawk College
2019

Early Intervention and Prevention Systems

Brock University
2018

Volunteer Experience

ABA Volunteer       

Centro D’Autismo, Santo Domingo, DR
2018

Sensory Therapy Volunteer

Angele Dei, Santo Domingo, DR
2018

Movement Partner

Children’s Movement Program (CMP), Brock University
2017 – 2018

Activity Program Volunteer

Special Needs Activity Program (SNAP), Brock University
2017 – 2018