Meaghen Johnston, Ph.D., is a strength-based counsellor, social worker, and educator in the field of child and adolescent wellbeing and social work practice.
As a clinical social worker, Meaghen began her career in pediatrics where she discovered her love for working directly with children, youth, and family systems. Over 16 years of practice has reinforced her belief in the resiliency of the human spirit and the capacity for ongoing growth and development.
Meaghen spent seven years as an Associate Professor of Social Work at Mount Royal University in Calgary, teaching the clinical practice skills and theories required for generalist social work practice. While in Calgary, she was also the Co-Director of the Centre for Child Well-being – a place where faculty, students, and community partners engage in collaborative applied research projects to impact education, practice, and policy in the field of child wellbeing. Her scholarship has focused on child and adolescent wellbeing and she is committed to enhancing capacities in children, youth and adults to promote optimal growth and development in social and emotional skills.
Meaghen recently moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba and launched full time into private practice. She offers individual counseling and facilitates groups to support social-emotional wellbeing specifically during times of life transition.
As a Licensed URSTRONG Presenter and mother of two young girls, she seeks to strengthen the inherent capacity of children and youth and to facilitate a shared language between children, parents and educators.