Linda Coates, PhD

Linda Coates, PhD

lcoates@responsebasedpractice.com

Linda has received international acclaim from researchers, legal and mental health professionals, and victims’ advocates for her work on the connection between violence and language in diverse settings. She has worked closely with Allan Wade and Nick Todd in developing the Response-Based approach to community work and therapy with victims and perpetrators and is Associate Professor of Psychology at Okanagan College. Linda has published numerous articles and book chapters on the connection between violence and language.

 

Selected Publications

 

Coates, L., & Wade, A. (2004).

Telling it like it isn’t: Obscuring perpetrator responsibility for violent crime. Discourse & Society,15(5), 499-526.

Bavelas, J. B., Coates, L., & Johnson, T. (2000).

Listeners as co-narrators. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79(6), 941.

Coates, L., & Wade, A. (2015).

We’re in the 21st century after all: Analysis of social responses in individual support and institutional reform. In M. Hyden, D. Gadd, & A. Wade (Eds.), Response-Based approaches to the study of interpersonal violence. London, England: Palgrave MacMillan.

Allan Wade, PhD

Allan Wade, PhD

awade@responsebasedpractice.com

Allan lives on Vancouver Island where he works in private practice as a family therapist and researcher. Allan is primarily concerned with addressing the problem of violence in all its forms and in promoting socially just legal and human services work. With Linda Coates and Nick Todd, Allan has developed a Response-Based approach to working with victims and perpetrators of violence. Allan is senior faculty with the Master of Counselling Program, City University of Seattle and Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Victoria.

 

Selected Publications

Coates, L. & Wade, A. (2015).

We’re in the 21st century after all: Analysis of social responses in individual support and institutional reform. In M. Hyden, D. Gadd, & A. Wade (Eds.), Response-Based approaches to the study of interpersonal violence. London, England: Palgrave MacMillan.

Richardson, C., & Wade, A. (2013).

Creating islands of safety: Contesting failure to protect and mother-blaming in cases of parental violence against children and mothers. In S. Strega, J. Krane, S. Lapierre, C. Richardson, & R. Carlton (Eds.), Failure to protect: Moving beyond gendered responses. Halifax, Canada: Fernwood.

Wade, A. (2014).

“Where the hell is everybody?” Leanna’s resistance to armed robbery and negative social responses. In S. McNab & K. Partridge (Eds.), Creative positions in adult mental health: Outside in—inside out. London, England: Karnac Books.

Cathy Richardson, PhD

Cathy Richardson, PhD

crichardson@responsebasedpractice.com

Cathy is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, at the University of Victoria, and a social activist who has documented the ways in which Métis people respond to violence, racism, oppression, and cultural attacks. Cathy has worked as a family therapist in Métis and First Nations communities in B.C. and the Yukon and is currently developing a model of child protection intervention for urban Aboriginal and Metis people where violence is at issue. Cathy provides clinical supervision for therapists seeking Response-Based and Family Therapy perspectives.

 

Selected Publications

Richardson, C., & Dolan-Cake, J. (2016).

Invitons la justice et la sécurité des femmes autochtones [Justice for the missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada]. Possibles, 25-31.

Richardson, C. (2015).

The role of Response-Based practice in activism. In M. Hyden, D. Gadd, & A. Wade (Eds.), Response-Based approaches to the study of interpersonal violence. London, England: Palgrave MacMillan.

Richardson, C. (2016).

Creating islands of safety for victims of violence: A critical systems approach. In I. McCarthy & G. Simon (Eds.), Systemic therapy as transformative practice. Dublin, Ireland: Everything Is Connected Press.

Shelly Bonnah, PhD

Shelly Bonnah, PhD

sbonnah@responsebasedpractice.com

Shelly Bonnah is a family therapist, clinical supervisor and organizational consultant from Kamloops, BC. Shelly works with children, youth and adults who have experienced violence and other forms of adversity, with a special interest in victims of institutionalized violence. Her doctoral research focused on children’s responses and resistance to violence–specifically understanding their behaviour in context, the nature of social interactions with young people, the connection between violence and mutualizing language, and the social responses that they receive. Prior to opening the Centre for the Centre for Response-Based Practice in the Interior of BC, Shelly was the Chief Operating Officer of a multi-service, non-profit organization and was also a foster parent for just over 15 years. Currently, Shelly works with other professionals who are interested in Response-Based Practice as a clinical supervisor and an organizational consultant. She also teaches in the Master of Counselling program at City University of Seattle and the Master of Education program at Thompson Rivers University.

 

Selected Publications

Kinewesquao [Richardson, C.], & Bonnah, S. (2015).

Taking children’s resistance seriously: A Response-Based approach to children experiencing violence. In J. Carriere & S. Strega (Eds.), Walking this path together: Anti-racist and anti-oppressive child welfare practice. Winnipeg, Canada: Fernwood.

Clark, D., & Bonnah, S. (2012).

Disable the label: Never limit the potential of a child. La Vergne, TN: Lightning Source.

Bonnah, S. (2008).

Profiles of resistance: A Response-Based approach with youth in care. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag.

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