Holly Bradley

Practicum Placement Coordinator

BSW, McGill University; MSW, University of British Columbia; RSW

Holly Bradley joined VIU in 2009 as the Practicum Coordinator for the Social Services, and School and Community Support Worker Programs. She also teaches Counselling Skills Courses through Professional Development and Training at VIU. Holly obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia with a minor in Women’s Studies, and her Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University in Montreal. Her Master’s work examined women’s healing from sexual abuse through yoga, and her undergraduate work focused on the use of somatic and self-awareness to heal patterns of disordered eating and body image. Holly maintains a private counselling practice specializing in trauma recovery, and also provides presentation and facilitation services to the corporate sector. In her 25 years of social service work, Holly has worked in a range of practice areas, including anti-violence against women’s services, mental health and addictions, hospital psychiatry, youth protection, home support, and in the disability sector providing employment and life skills training.