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Richardson, Catherine

Professeure agrégée

  • Catherine Richardson/Kinewesquao a obtenu un doctorat en psychologie des enfants et des adolescents. Professeure à l’École de travail social de l’Université de Montréal, elle cummule vingt-et un ans d’experience comme thérapeute, travaillant avec les individus, familles, femmes et personnes autochtones.
  • Catherine se spécialise en intervention auprès des plusieurs populations…. les gens en transition, les families, les femmes, les autochtones (Premières Nations, Métis et Inuits). Elle a été intervenante dans le services de protection, en prévention de la violence (violence prevention) et en processus de guérison (recovery from violence). Ses recherches s'inscrivent dans une démarche qualitative sur la violence contre les femmes, la violence structurelle et colonielles (e.g. les pensionnats, la protection enfance). Elle offer des services en supervision aux thérapeutes et travailleurs sociaux.

Contact :

  • Téléphone 514-343-7224 Pav. PAV.M.CARON-L.GROULX-3200 J.B. \ bur. C7112

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Projets en cours

  • IRSC co-rechercheuse principale au Colombie-Britannique et les Territoires du Nord
  • SSHRC demandeuse (2013. 2014) L'expérience des Métisses avec le system de protection de l'enfance au Canada

Publications principales

Richardson, C. and Bonnah, S.  (2015).  Taking children's resistance seriously.  in [Eds].  S. Strega and J. Carriere.  Walking This Path Together 2.  Winnipeg:  Fernwood.

Richardson, C. and Wade, A.  [Swedish translation].  (2015). Att ta motstånd på allvar:  En responsbaserad   modell för socialt arbete vid våld mot ursprungsbefolkningens kvinnor.  Örebro, Sweden:  Västagötalalandslän Länstyrelsen.

Richardson, C.  (2015).  The role of response-based practice in activism.  In [Eds].  M. Hydén, D.   Gadd, A. Wade.  Response-based approaches to the study of interpersonal violence:  New             answers to old questions.  London:  Pallgrave-MacMillan.

Ney, T., Richardson, C., Maloney, M. (2015). Family group decision making:  Does it engage     Indigenous families in child protection? In [Eds.] S. Strega; J. Carriere.  WalkingThis Path Together 2.  Winnipeg:  Fernwood.

Richardson, C.  (2015).  Preparing social workers to work with Metis Families.  In [Eds.] S.             Strega and J. Carriere.  Walking This Path Together 2.  Winnipeg: Fernwood.

Richardson, C. and Carriere, J.  (2015, submitted). Metis methodology:  A possible map for ethical positioning and congruency in research.  Contexts of Indigenous Research.  Toronto: Laurier Press.

Richardson, C. and Reynolds, V.  (2014).  Structuring safety for survivors of torture and residential school.  Canadian Journal of Native Studies, xxxiv, 2, 14u7-164.

Richardson, C. (2014 submitted).  Metis Social Work.  In [Eds.] R. Sinclair & Hart, M.  Wicihitowin2:  Aboriginal Social Work in Canada.

Richardson, C. and Romano, I.  (2014).  Supporting Indigenous Children and Parents in Early Childhood Settings.  Early Childhood Education Journal, 42(1), 4-11.

Carriere, J. and Richardson, C.  (2013).  Relationship is everything:  Holistic approaches to Aboriginal child and youth mental health.  First Peoples Child and Family Review, 7(2), 8-26.  

Richardson, C. (2012).  Witnessing Life Transitions with Ritual and Ceremony in Family Therapy: Three Examples from a Metis Therapist.  Journal of Systemic Therapies, 31(3), 68-78.

Richardson, C.  (2012).  “Standing ‘Together for Justice’ with Indigenous Women in the Yukon”.     BC Research to Practice Network.  

Richardson, C. and Wade, A.  (2012).  Creating islands of safety:  Contesting “failure to protect and mother-blaming in child protection cases of paternal violence against children and mothers. In S. Strega, J. Krane, S. LaPierre, C. Richardson and R. Carlton (Eds.), Failure to protect: Moving beyond gendered responses to violence. Winnipeg, MB: Fernwood.

Richardson, C. (2009, July). Islands of safety and the social geography of human dignity: A child   and mother safety planning initiative for cases of paternal violence in child welfare. Federation       of Community Social Services of BC, Research to Practice Network, 1-12.

Richardson, C, Thomas, R., Green, J., Ormiston, T. (2012). Indigenous specializations:                   Dreams, development, delivery and vision. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 41(2),       173-180.

Richardson, C., and Reynolds, V. (2012). Here we are, amazingly alive in the work: Holding       ourselves together with an ethic of social justice in community work. International Journal of         Child, Youth and Family Studies, 3(1), 1-19.

Richardson, C., and Carriere, J. (2012). Following the lines of flight: Conducting delegation               research in a Métis agency. Perspectives. Publication of the British Columbia Association of             Social Workers.  

Richardson, C., and Wade, A. (2010). Islands of safety: Restoring dignity in violence-prevention       work with Indigenous families. First Peoples Child and Family Review, 5(1), 137–155.

Carriere, J., and Richardson, C. (2009). From longing to belonging: An Indigenous critique of              applying attachment theory to work with Indigenous families, pp. 49-67. In S. McKay, D.              Fuchs, & I. Brown (Eds.), Passion for action in child and family services. Regina, SK: Canadian Plains Press.

Richardson, C., and Seaborn, D. (2009). From audacity to aplomb: Understanding the Métis. In R.     Sinclair, M. Hart, and G. Bruyere (Eds.), Indigenous social work in Canada: Practices and         perspectives. Winnipeg, MB: Fernwood, 114-131.

Richardson, C. (2008). A word is worth a thousand pictures: Working with Aboriginal women who   have experienced violence. In Lynda R. Ross (Ed.), Feminist counselling: Theories, issues               and practice. Toronto: Women’s Press, 122-148.

Richardson, C. and Wade, A. (2008). Taking resistance seriously: A response-based approach to       social work in cases of violence against Indigenous women. In S. Strega and J. Carriere (Eds.), Walking this path together: Anti-racist and anti-oppressive child welfare practice. Winnipeg, MB: Fernwood.

Richardson, C. and Nelson, B. (2007). A change of residence: From residential schools to foster        homes as sites of Aboriginal cultural assimilation. First Peoples Child and Family Review,               3(2),75-83.

Richardson, C. (2006). Métis tactical resistance to colonization and oppression. Variegations, 2, 56–71.

Richardson, C. (2005). Cultural stories and the creation of the self. Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 18(1): 55–63. 

Richardson, C. (2005, March). Steps to dignity and decolonization: Family group conferencing in     Aboriginal communities. Restorative Directions, 2(1).

Richardson, C. (2003, Fall). Stories that map the way home. Cultural Reflections, 5, 21–27.

Richardson, C. (2002). Embodying the oppressor and oppressed: My perspective as a Métis           woman. International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work: The Question of           Forgiveness, 1: 83–84.

Richardson, C. and Seaborn, D. (2002). Working with Métis children and their families. The BC         Counsellor, 24(2): 47–51.

Richardson, C. and Cohen-Blanchet, N. (2000). Adult Aboriginal education in Canada. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 24(2): 169–184.

Richardson, C., Flello, K., Jevne, C., Sazanbayeva, G., Storr, B., Tait, D., Taylor, S., Zawisza, S., & Obert, A. (2000). The impact of pebbles: Brilliant ideas in play. Connections, 98–106.

Richardson, C. (1999). To all mothers who have lost children – To all children who have lost           mothers. In Dulwich Centre Publications (Eds.), Working with the stories of women’s lives, pp.       167–177. Adelaide, AUS: Dulwich.


Richardson, C.  (2016 in press). Belonging Metis.  Vernon:  JCharlton Publications.

S. Strega, J. Krane, S. LaPierre, & C. Richardson (Eds.), Failure to protect: Moving beyond gendered responses to violence. Winnipeg, MB: Fernwood.


Richardson, C. (2015).  Report on Fort Simpson Violence Disclosure Protocol.  Government of the   Northwest Territories.

Richardson, C.  (2015).  Report on Fort Liard Violence Disclosure Protocol.  Government of the       Northwest Territories.

Richardson, C.  (2015). Report on Fort Providence Violence Disclosure Protocol.  Government of     the Northwest Territories.

Richardson, C. (2009). Parenting as leadership. Temiskaming Native Women's Association.             [Manual]

Richardson, C. (2006). Collaborative and strengths-based practice: A facilitator’s guide to               activities. British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Richardson, C. (2005). The colonial container of Canadian Society: A compilation of articles about   Indigenous people and colonialism. [Handbook]