Rick Goodwin, MSW, RSW

Rick is the founder and Clinical Services Director of Men & Healing, as well as the past co-founder/Executive Director of The Men’s Project (1997-2015). He also served as National Manager to 1in6 Canada (2012-2015).

Rick conducts trainings across Canada on male sexual trauma, family violence and trauma recovery. He also provides trainings across the U.S. and internationally through 1in6 Inc. He further facilitates both in-person and virtual group trauma treatment programs for men. He is currently serving as Subject Matter Expert to the Department of National Defence on issues relating to sexual misconduct.

Based on his experience working with men on issues of domestic violence, Rick has provided training on gender and violence for many years to various local, provincial, and national organizations. Training in gender and violence has taken Rick to Jamaica, the U.K., the U.S., Cambodia, Japan, as well as India, where he conducted gender-sensitivity training to male directors of social service agencies. Rick has spoken at national and international conferences on men, violence against women, and trauma recovery. Additionally, he worked as a social sciences and social work instructor at the college and university level.

Rick’s research and writing has been published in both national magazines and federal publications. He co-authored the guidebook Men & Healing: Theory, Research and Practice with Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (2009), which was commissioned by the Ontario government. This guidebook is now being used to formulate services in both Canada as well as internationally. He also co-authored the Australian guidebook entitled Foundations (2017). Additionally, Rick was the author for Health Canada in their investigation concerning the correlation between men’s experience of HIV and sexual violence. See his publications list for his further writings.



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