About the counselor

George MacDonald

George MacDonald M.A.(Psychology) C.C.C.

George MacDonald received his undergraduate training in Psychology at St. Mary's University, Halifax, N.S. and completed his Masters degree in Psychology at Sir Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. He received specialized training in Community Psychology, Narrative/Solution-Focused work and is currently a Canadian Certified Counselor and a member of the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association.

For the past 42 years, George has been employed in the mental health profession, most of these years working in Manitoba with Child and Family Services and Community Mental Health. He has authored professional articles on the causes of stress in farm families, family therapy and the problems of adolescent transition and child welfare. In 1994, George was the Research Coordinator for a federally funded research project on rural child sexual abuse and co-authored a book on this subject. He has provided consultation and training workshops to a number of provincial child welfare agencies and in several states in the United States.

For the past 42 years he has lived in Carman, Manitoba along with his wife and now grown children.