TOM CAPLAN is a social worker in private practice who works with individuals, couples, families and groups. He is an adjunct professor at McGill University in the School of Social Work and director and supervisor of the McGill Domestic Violence Clinic. He is also a designated expert in Domestic Violence for the Quebec Court System.

Tom does clinical work with forensic populations, is the Clinical Director of the Caplan Therapy Centre and is the founder and supervisor of the Montreal Anger Management Centre. Tom is on the faculty of the Argyle Institute of Human Relations.

Tom also presents workshops, gives trainings and lectures in universities, junior colleges and local community centers. He has participated in research projects in collaboration with McGill University, Concordia University, the Jewish General Hospital and the Douglas Hospital.

Tom is on the editorial board of Social Work with Groups, is a certified marriage and family therapist (OTSTCFQ), a certified marriage and family therapy supervisor (A.A.M.F.T), a member of the Professional Order of Social Workers of Quebec (OPTSQ) and a licensed Psychotherapist (OPQ).

Professional Certifications:

  • Masters of Science, Masters of Social Work, Masters of Counselling Psychology
  • Member of the Professional Order of Social Workers of Quebec, and of the Quebec Association of Social Service Practitioners in the Health Field
  • Approved Private Practitioner, Canadian Association of Social Workers
  • Clinical Member and approved Clinical Supervisor of The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Registered Canadian Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor
  • Member of L'Association des Resources Intervenant Aupres des Hommes Violents
  • Member of the American Association of Social Work with Groups
  • Member of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology
  • Designated Expert in Domestic Violence for the Quebec Court System

Professional Affiliations:

  • McGill University: Adjunct professor, School of Social Work
  • Director and Supervisor: McGill Domestic Violence Clinic
  • Research Affiliations: McGill University, Douglas Hospital and Concordia Universities
  • Guest Lecturer on Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse and Other Treatment Modalities: Universities, Junior Colleges and community groups
  • Clinical Director: Caplan Therapy Centre
  • Director and Supervisor: Montreal Anger Management Centre (MAMC)
  • Director: Caplan Therapy Training Centre
  • Faculty: Argyle Institute of Human Relations
  • Licensed Psychotherapist (Psychotherapeute - OPQ)
  • Advisory Board Member of International Association of Domestic Violence Intervention Programs (IADVIP)
  • Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay - MFT Therapist
  • 2014 - AMI-Quebec Award for Exemplary Service in the Field of Mental Illness


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