BIO

Tod Augusta Scott

BACKGROUND

Tod Augusta Scott is known internationally for his work in gendered-based violence, restorative approaches, trauma and narrative therapy. He has been the Executive Director and lead therapist in a community-based organization for over twenty-five years. For the past fifteen years, he has also worked as a family therapist for the Canadian Armed Forces. Tod has presented his work in Hong Kong, Singapore, Norway, England, and the United States, as well as in every province in Canada. He has also taught at Dalhousie University’s Department of Social Work and continues as a guest speaker on a regular basis. Tod is the co-founder of the Canadian Domestic Violence Conference.

ACTIVITIES

Tod co-edited and contributed chapters to the critically acclaimed books Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives (Sage Publications, 2007) and Innovations in Interventions to Address Intimate Partner Violence: Research and Practice (Routledge Press, 2017). His group manual for working with men who abuse was officially adopted by numerous government departments in Canada and by agencies across the globe. He has been interviewed by numerous publications including the Huffington Post, Readers Digest, NPR, The Walrus, International Journal of Narrative Therapy, CBC The World at Six, Journal of Systemic Therapies and the Globe and Mail. Tod’s work on restorative justice with gender-based violence is highlighted in the university-level textbook, Social Work in Canada: An Introduction (2017). His restorative approach to GBV is featured in the documentary A Better Man (2017). He presented his work on sexual misconduct to the Five Eyes international intelligence alliance. Tod serves on the Advisory Council for the Status of Women, Canada.

AWARDS

Tod received an Award of Excellence from the Deputy Minister of National Defence for his work addressing sexual misconduct in the CAF (2019). He was also awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of Social Workers.

BRIDGES CENTRE

Tod has been the Executive Director and Clinical Leader at the Bridges Centre since 1994. Bridges is a counselling centre for those who want to move toward repair, when they have been harmed and when they harm others. The staff have published and presented their work nationally and internationally.

Visit the Bridges website here or click the accompanying image.

Tod co-founded the Canadian Domestic Violence Conference in 2009. He has coordinated 6 conferences, each including hundreds of presenters from across the country and internationally. The primary focus of the conference is to network the grassroots movement from across the country.

Visit the Bridges website here or click the accompanying image.

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