Joddie Walker

Masters of Science in Forensic Psychology – Registered Psychotherapist – Certified Trauma Specialist

Joddie Walker

Contact Info

The Trauma Centre
18642 Leslie Street, Sharon, ON L0G 1V0
In-person in the Sharon area – Virtually across Ontario
Phone: 905-478-2226 (intake)

Joddie holds a Masters of Science in Forensic Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and a Certified Trauma Specialist from National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.

​She holds Diplomate status with the American Academy of Traumatic Stress and is a National (USA) Credentialed Advanced Advocate.

Joddie is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, Canada, providing evidenced-based and trauma-informed practice. Joddie is trained in TF-CBT, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Structured Intervention Trauma-Child and Adolescent (SIT- CAP). She specializes in trauma treatment, grief and loss, stress and anxiety issues for First Responders, children, adolescents and adults. Her expertise includes a specialty with first responders and their families, and other professionals who are in the helping profession who may be experiencing PTSD or secondary traumatic stress. Joddie facilitates Trauma Treatment Groups for First Responders and their significant others.

Joddie has over 30 years of experience working victims of violence. Joddie has extensive experience preparing children for testifying and has developed and implemented resources to aid those who prepare children for court.

​Joddie worked on local and state levels in the Children’s Advocacy Centre movement and she was the founding Director for the Gettysburg, PA CAC, bringing the centre from a community dream to NCA Accreditation.  Additional experience includes interventions with first responders as part of two critical incident stress teams and also attended New York City twice, post 9/11 terrorist attacks.

In addition to Joddie’s clinical practice, she has facilitated the development of programs and trainings throughout the USA and Canada on topics such as line of duty death, victimology issues, secondary traumatic stress and how to support the non offending parent in child abuse investigations. Joddie is a certified trainer for The Mood Disorders Society of Canada, Peer Support Program; Compassion Fatigue Educator and a variety of clinical topics through the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute and Acheive (CTRI).

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