Leigh Blaney



After having been a Vancouver Island University student in three different programs over 25 years and creating havoc for faculty each time, it is a source of constant amazement and amusement to Leigh that she would be invited to become a faculty member! What goes around comes around, and she is now face-to-face with herself in the persona of second year nursing students. Leigh received her Diploma of Technology in Psychiatric Nursing and in General Nursing from BCIT, her BSN from VIU, and her MA in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University. She has been an Instructor for the Justice Institute of British Columbia (various academies) in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), Workplace Violence Prevention (WVPP) and Safe at Work programs; a certified trainer for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. She is a member of the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS), BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM), Canadian Federation of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (CFPMHN), and the Canadian National Committee for Police/Mental Health Liaison, and she is a consultant for communities and groups for CISM & WVPP program development, maintenance and evaluation. Her professional areas of interest are mental health, crisis intervention, critical incident stress management, workplace violence prevention, research/inquiry, health promotion, and community development.