Our Mandate and Philosophy
Our mission is to provide services to individual and corporate clients with dignity, inclusion and integrity using evidence-based practices and approaches with openness and transparency.
Through our work, our mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and corporations. Our goal is to provide early intervention where we can and to provide repair and restoration of health functioning for those in need of help.
For workplaces, our mission is to provide counseling, consulting, and coaching services that lead to psychological health and safety for all.
We believe in open and honest dialogue around the issues of importance to a person or corporation.
We commit to transparency, expertise, and wisdom in the areas we service and to realistic assessments of a situation and possible solutions.
We see our clients as part of a team that we create to find solutions and repair. It is only through dialogue, trust, and problem solving that issues can truly be resolved.
Ethically based interventions, affordable solutions, and expertise combine to create workable solutions.
Providing prevention, early intervention, restorative, and repair services for psychological safety in our workplaces.
Support and Resources for Employers, Leaders, Groups and Individuals
We believe the first steps to enhancing psychological safety in the workplace is to build knowledge, stimulate open discussions, teach on the early warning signs, tactics, profiles, prevalence, and causes of harassment and violence. In addition, offer solutions. Workers need to have an understanding and language to identify what is happening to them. Employers, leaders, and employees need tools to address this complex phenomenon. With information, skills, and tools, leaders and employees can prevent and/or intervene earlier before any harm has occurred.
Harassment and violence are costly for all people involved. It can destroy organizations, reputations, careers, lives, and cost multiple millions each year when it is not addressed appropriately. It is recommended that you utilize qualified, experienced, licensed professionals, for this will save you injuries, damages, and the resulting costs. You want to prevent secondary injuries caused by innocent mistakes, decrease recruitment and insurance costs, and improve productivity.
CIWHV offers support and resources to employers, leaders, teams, groups, and individuals. This includes those who are experiencing harassment (targets or complainants), those witnessing this abuse (bystanders or witnesses), and also those identified for acting out with harassing or violent behaviours (respondents or perpetrators). We offer training, consultants, work culture assessments, investigations, coaching, and clinical treatment from a trauma informed, holistic perspective. All services are provided with a trauma informed, holistic perspective.
In our clinical practices, we work with those impacted by depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions, struggling with difficult decisions, low self esteem, grief and loss, trauma, and more. We have 33+ years of experience in professional social work, including 10+ years as a masters degree social worker in clinical practise, certified somatic experiencing trauma therapy, EMDR, Prolonged Exposure, CBT, and certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner. Our institute is also home to a trained investigator, member of ACSW, IAWBH, Star Alumni WBI, graduate of U of C, and a GOA Award and U of C Alumni Award winner.
What types of issues can our workplace training services address? Situations involving workplace bullying, psychological harassment, psychological violence, psychological hazards, mobbing and lateral violence.
First in Alberta! Visionary, Pioneer, Award Winner
In 2012 Linda Crockett’s ABRC (now The Canadian Institute of Workplace Harassment and Violence) became the first full-service resource in Alberta specific to psychological harassment, otherwise known as workplace bullying. Linda is a qualified professional with the ability to provide both employers and employees with consultations, assessments, training, speaking engagements, coaching and specialized counselling for repairing the harm that has been done by workplace harassment, or to prevent harm from being done.
With her personal and professional work, and research, in 2010 Linda identified gaps in workplace services to assist organizations with prevention and early intervention of this costly and complex phenomenon. Since then, she has worked with hundreds of organizations, thousands of employees, medical teams, insurance companies, OHS, investigators, and other workplace specialists. Linda believes in the need for a full spectrum of services offering prevention, intervention, and repair/restore options. This is a complex issue impacting the reputations and productivity of organizations and their employee’s health and wellbeing. This requires a holistic perspective focusing on all levels involved and impacted, and allows for all voices to be heard and understood. Linda collaborates with other professionals and offers referrals to highly qualified, professionally regulated, and experienced services i.e.: Investigators, Mediators, HR Consultants, Therapists. Due to the sensitivities involved, it is imperative to be ethical in your selection of workplace resources to prevent harm from occurring due to the complex phenomenon of workplace harassment and violence.
Admitting there is a problem and building trust are the first steps to meaningful repair. Working with Linda, the CIWHV and associates, you have access to the very best anti-harassment resources in Canada! References are available!