Instructor Profile

April Derkson, BSW, RSW.

April is a registered social worker, therapist, and mental health educator. She has experience and specialized training in therapeutic interventions for individuals struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, as well as experience working therapeutically with individuals living with FASD, ADHD and intellectual disabilities. April also has extensive experience working with youth and adults struggling with complex trauma, addictions, and co-occurring disorders. Along side her training and professional experience April has lived experience with mental illness, addictions, and loss.

April’s approach to facilitation is both trauma-informed and culturally responsive. She enjoys the interaction and engagement of facilitating and believes every opportunity to teach is an opportunity to learn.

Have Questions?

We are happy to answer any and all questions about our public trainings regarding accessibility, dietary requirements, hotel recommendations, and more.