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Training Biography: Rick Goodwin

Rick Goodwin, MSW, RSW 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 from 2012-2015.

Apart from his managerial duties, Rick conducts trainings for professionals on male sexual trauma, family violence and trauma recovery. He provides trainings across Canada and the United States through 1in6 Inc. He also facilitates both in-person and virtual group trauma treatment programs for men.

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

His 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.

Rick is the inaugural recipient of the Attorney General’s Award of Distinction for his work in “developing and implementing innovative victim service programs” (2007). His other awards range from The Canada Council to the Canadian Mental Health Association to being named a CAMH National Recipient (2017) for his long-standing contribution to mental health services in Canada.  Additionally, he serves on the National Victims of Crime Advisory Committee of Justice Canada as an Advisory Board Member to 1in6 Inc. (US).

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