Dr. Brenda Restoule
Dr. Brenda M Restoule (Waub Zhe Kwens) is from Dokis First Nation (Ojibwa) and from the Eagle Clan. She is a registered clinical psychologist who received her undergraduate training from The University of Western Ontario and her graduate training from Queen’s University.
The bulk of Dr. Restoule’s practice is providing direct clinical services and consultation to First Nation peoples, communities in Anishinabek territory and past work with the Skhkagamik-Kwe Health Centre. She also acts as a consultant to government in the area of Indigenous mental health, addictions, and mental wellness including acting as co-chair with the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation, the Assembly of First Nations and First Nation and Inuit Health Branch on the development and implementation of the First Nation Mental Wellness Continuum Framework. She is an invited trainer and speaker to regional, national and international events and has authored book chapters and training manuals pertaining to Indigenous mental health and wellness.
Some of Dr. Restoule’s past work experience includes Prison for Women and the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. She has particular interest in cultural safety, Indigenous community development and capacity building, and reducing suicide rates in First Nation communities using Indigenous knowledge and practices.