OACCPP Designation - Mental Health Professional (Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists)


Master of Education - EF (Counselling Psychology) 
Bachelor of Education - MUN
Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, French
Cert. Criminology - Memorial University of NL

Degrees and many other post-graduate courses completed at University of New Brunswick, Memorial University of NL, University of Toronto and York University.

 Other Relevant TRAINING

Achieving a Smart Divorce
Access to Information and Protection of Privacy
Alcohol and Drug Dependency
Attention Deficit Disorder
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Career Counselling
Collective Bargaining
Conflict Resolution
Differentiated Instruction
Employee Relations
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders


My past work experience has crossed many work lines. I have spent most of my career delivering services through the role of teacher, principal, counsellor, therapist, consultant, supervisor, senior manager and director of education (Human Resources/Personnel and Student Support Services). My training/experience is in the fields of Counselling/Therapy, Psychological Services, Student Learning Disabilities, Human Resources, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Grievance and Arbitration, Negotiations (Provincial and Local), Organizational and Change Management. The skills, memberships, certifications and registrations that I have acquired during these past experiences, are also many and varied.

 Human Resources:

-Director of Human Resources and Personnel (School District)
-Responsible for employee relations with teachers and members of provincial public employee associations, recruitment, mediation, grievance and arbitration processes, negotiations
-Served on provincial negotiation teams as appointed member (Collective Bargaining for teachers)
-Responsible for change management with amalgamation of provincial school boards

 Student Support Services:

-Director of Student Support Services
-Director responsible for district educational program planning for special education and student support
-Director and supervisor of psychologists, assessment counsellors, speech language pathologists, itinerant teachers of the hearing impaired and visually impaired
-Director responsible for district crisis management
-Consultant responsible for program support services in the NWT working mainly with aboriginal populations
-Provided services as Counsellor/Therapist
-Delivered workshops/seminars/professional development on numerous topics to staff

 Administration/Senior Management:

-All of the above
-Collaborated with government management and intergovernmental agencies
-Lead schools and school districts in transformation and change
-Worked with administrators of education and other government departments (social services, health, justice) to bring about strategic change
-Appointed member of the Central NL Strategic Planning Committee for integration of government services and the development of regionalized strategic plan
-Strong organizational skills - organized many workshops and conferences e.g. a successful CASA conference for Canadian Superintendents and Administrators

 Memberships (Past and/or Present):

-OACCPP - Mental Health Professional (Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists)
-NLADE - Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Directors in Education (Provincial Vice-President)
-NLSBA - Newfoundland and Labrador School Board Association
-SCAN - School Counsellors Association of NL
-Crime Prevention and Justice Committees


Claudine Wells,  OACCPP

Client Services Consultant/Therapist

Mental Health, Education & Organizational Management

Cert. Crim., B.A.(Psych), B.Ed., M.Ed.(Psych)

​Phone: 905-706-5652

Labour Relations

Layered Curriculum

Learning Disabilities


Music as a Therapeutic Tool

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention - CPI

Personality Dimensions Training

Professional Learning Communities

Pyramid Response Training Intervention