About Iva

My own life transitions, coupled with my professional experience and educational background in law, social work, vocational rehabilitation, counselling, and mediation have allowed me to easily relate to, connect, and work with a wide range of challenges and people.

As a part of my career journey, I have provided services in various professional environments, including integrative medicine, community counselling and employment, higher education, EAP, corporate services, rehabilitation and medico-legal sectors.  

 

In my practice, I have worked with a range of clients inclusive of women, men, couples, secondary and post-secondary students, social workers, high level executives, lawyers, physicians, nurses, artists and individuals and families affected by personal injuries. To maintain adequate level of service, I participate in regular clinical consultations.

Prior to entering the world of counselling and psychotherapy, I obtained Law degree and worked in the area of private international law and international estates.

Today, I remain connected with the legal field by providing counselling and psychotherapy services to Juris Doctor, Professional Graduate & International Programs at Osgoode Hall Law School; and by conducting medico-legal vocational disability evaluations in the field of personal injuries.

 

​​I speak fluent Serbian, Croatian and basic Spanish.

MY COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • 2019. Course Instructor. Introduction to Canadian LLM Studies (GNRL 6514A). International Business Law Program. Osgoode Professional Development. Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

  • 2019. Presenter. Wellness Strategies for success in the NCA, Licensing and Legal Job Market. Osgoode’s Internationally Trained Lawyer’s Day (OITLD). Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

  • 2018. Presenter. Medico-Legal Vocational Evaluations: Responding to Legal Questions in Personal Injury Cases. Nimark, Personal Injury Law Firm

  • 2018. Presenter. Personal Injuries: Addressing Legal Tests from Vocational Rehabilitation Perspective. Himelfarb Proszanski, Personal Injury Law Firm

  • 2018. Presenter. Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care Training for CLASP Students. Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

  • 2018. Presenter/Panelist. Canadian Diversity Summit 2017: Reducing Stigma and Raising Awareness of Mental Health Issues in the Legal Community.

  • 2017. Presenter/Panelist. National Association of Legal Placements (NALP)

  • 2017. Presenter. Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) Initiative: “Social Work Week 2017”: Work-life Balance and Stress Management

  • 2016. Presenter. Eating Disorders: Assessment and Treatment options: Ideas for medical and allied professionals. South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre. Wasaga Beach.

  • 2016. Presenter. OASW Initiative “Social Work Week 2016”: School-Work Transitions for Social Workers

  • 2015. Crystal Award Recipient. George Brown College.

  • 2015. Presenter/Panelist. OASW Initiative “Social Work Week 2015”: Career Development Topics for Social Workers

  • 2014. Presenter. OASW Provincial Conference: Labour Market Trends: What is happening in Social Work profession

  • 2014. Published Article in Psychologica Magazine on the topic of Non-verbal Approaches to Destructive Relational Patterns

  • 2013-2018. Mentor. I mentored reg. social workers through OASW Association and JS Initiative.

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

  • Master of Social Work Degree (MSW)

  • Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B)

TRAINING

 

Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Psychometric Testing - Level B Certified

  • EMDR Training (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, Part 1 and 2

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Integrating Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness.

  • Integrating Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness.

  • Trauma Work

  • Couples Overcoming PTSD Every Day Clinical Training

  • Family Mediation, Brain Injury Family Intervention

  • Brief, Solution Focused Counselling

  • Gestalt Therapy

  • Coaching, Gestalt Way

  • Clinical Hypnotherapy

  • ​Advanced Supervision Symposium in Clinical Supervision. Dr. A. Meier, Professor, Saint Paul University.

  • Clinical Supervision. Dr. A. Meier, Professor Emeritus, Saint Paul University. CRPO approved 30-hour comprehensive post-graduate level course for clinicians providing clinical supervision.

  • Thriving in Action Training. Based on the Positive psychology and progressive learning strategies, this 11-week program was designed to teach individuals the skills associated with resilience (mindfulness, gratitude, optimism, self-compassion, and grit); well-being and thriving in both, an academic and personal context.

  • A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addictions

  • Mental Health First Aid Training

 

Personal Injuries, Disabilities and

Rehabilitation Focus

  • American Medical Association (AMA) Guides to the Evaluation of Psychiatric Impairment (6th Edition) and Permanent Impairment (4th Edition) Training. American College of Disability Medicine and American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME)

  • Career Development Theories

  • 14 the and 15th Annual Update: Osgoode Hall Personal Injury Law and Practice, Osgoode Hall Law School

  • Cognitive Demands Analysis Training

  • GATB Aptitude Testing Certificate

  • Resiliency Coaching

  • Evaluating Employment Potential

  • Returning to Work after Brain Injury

  • Return to Work, Back Pain Issues, Stress Claims, Workplace and People Factors

  • Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation Course

  • Career Development Program for Students

  • Workplace Resiliency Coaching, Brief, Solution Focused Career Counselling Training, Retirement Planning

  • Career and Work Policy/Legislation Issues

AFFILIATIONS

  • OCSWSSW, CRPO, OACCPP, OASW

Iva Keighley

 LLB, MSW, RSW