Copyright 2013. Alyson Quinn. All rights reserved.
Writer - Counsellor - Teacher - Trauma Informed Specialist
DETERMINATION - "Determination is an arrow thrown into the future with the will and desire to follow its path to glory."
Alyson Quinn was born in Zimbabwe to Irish parents and spent her childhood years in Southern Africa. She trained as a social worker in South Africa and moved to Canada after launching her career in London, England. She has spent over twenty-five years working in the field of psychiatry as an individual and group therapist. In that time she devised a new way of working with clients that is integrative and includes body, mind and spirit. She is the author of Experiential Unity Theory and Model (Jason Aronson, 2012) and Reclaim Your Soul (University press of America). Additionally she has written a chapter in a textbook by Social Work educators across the globe namely Holistic Engagement. This chapter describes how she taught Experiential Unity Theory and Model to social work students at UBC. When the River Wakes Up is her first novel (Hamilton Books, 2014).
Alyson lives in Vancouver, BC.