Sherry Tucker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Director of Family Services
My name is Sherry Tucker and I am a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW). I have Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan. I have also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and I recently completed a Master’s of Social Work degree, both from the University of Regina.
I have training in Clinical Counselling, Marital Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Intensive Applied Behavioural Analysis (IABA), Restorative Justice, Threat Assessment Training, Trauma Systems Training, Attachment Training, and Collaborative Problem Solving. In addition, I have completed extensive research on neurodevelopment, trauma, and attachment. I utilize my experience working with children, individuals and families over the past two decades to work with children, teenagers, families, individuals, and couples.
I use my knowledge of neurodevelopment and attachment theory to assist parents/caregivers and children to develop closer bonds and address children’s behavioural concerns. I provide information about child development, neurodevelopment, trauma and attachment to help families develop an integrative strategy to assist the family. Through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, skills training and somatosensory activities, I work alongside children and families to help them address their concerns.
The transition to adulthood is a difficult one for most children. Teenagers today experience more pressure than ever before. Balancing school, family and work obligations can be difficult even for adults. The added strain of traversing the road to independence can at times seem like too much for some adolescents. I build a foundation of trust with teenagers which allows them to express themselves through art therapy, talk therapy, and family therapy. With the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Art Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Attachment Therapy.
My goal with individuals is to help them navigate life’s obstacles and address their concerns in a non-judgemental and direct way. I utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and Art Therapy to assist individuals in dealing with a variety of difficulties.
I have worked extensively with children, teenagers, and individuals who have been diagnosed with or experienced:
- Oppositional Defiance Disorder
- Conduct Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Grief and Loss
- Sexual Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Low Self Esteem
- Attachment Disruptions
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Parental Alienation
- Anger Management
- Parent Teen conflict
- Communication issues
- Oppositional Defiance disorder
- Developmental disabilities
- Cognitive disabilities
- Family of origin concerns
- Retirement planning
I enjoy public speaking and giving presentations to groups of people who are interested in a variety of topics. Typically, those interested in a presentation would contact our office to discuss the topic they wish the presentation to focus upon. Topics range from stress management to attachment and neurodevelopment. Presentations are tailored to suit the needs of participants. For more information contact Aspire Too.
I also offer assessment services including:
- Adoption Home Study
- Attachment Assessment
- Children’s Voices Report
Adoption Home Study
As a certified adoption home study assessor approved by the Ministry of Social Services, I can provide prospective adoptive parents with a Mutual Family Assessment (MFA). I can provide you with information about the assessment process at the initial consultation. I provide prospective parents with information on how to foster an attachment with their child and answer questions they may have regarding child development throughout the assessment process. For more information contact Aspire Too.
Children’s Voices Reports
Children’s Voices reports must be ordered by the court or agreed upon by both parents, and focus on the child’s perspective in separation and divorce. Once the court orders an assessment, I interview the child(ren) and each parent. Children’s voices reports typically involve children who are at least 12 years old, and is intended to provide the children’s voice to the courts.
I have training through the Neufeld Institute, run by Dr. Gordon Neufeld and I can provide caregivers with an understanding of how attachment impacts a child’s ability to grow, mature and develop in an optimal way. Some children who experience attachment disruptions experience difficulties in many areas of their growth process. Some children have trouble concentrating, anxiety, temper tantrums and outbursts. Children’s ability to show affection to caregivers may be either stilted or limited. An assessment can provide caregivers with an introduction to how their child has been impacted by their attachment experiences and provides a roadmap on how to correct their attachment styles. Assessments can provide any parent or caregiver with essential information, but it is particularly important for those children who have multiple service providers working with them, so that the team can work towards healing the attachment void and creating a secure attachment with the child.
I am a wife and mother, with years of experience in working with individuals, couples, children, teenagers, and families. When I’m not assisting children, individuals, or families I enjoy knitting a baby blanket or babysitting my daughter’s 180-pound English Mastiff, named Angus.
- Tel: (306) 382-2391
- Location: Saskatoon