Dr. Cullen is a social worker with a long history working in mental health and addiction in both clinical and senior leadership roles. He has worked primarily with Youth, First Nations and LGBTQ communities. Jim has had a varied career at hospitals and organizations such at CAMH (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), Kinark Child and Family Services, and The National Ballet School of Canada as examples.
He has worked with First Nations communities and organizations for over 20 years and is currently a consultant/mental health specialist for community wellness teams in Ontario. He has consulted for Anishnawbe Health and Native Child and Family Services in Toronto and has provided Training and Consultation to communities such as Shuswap Lake in BC, Kat Lake and Six Nations in Ontario, and Kitigan Zibi in Maniwaki Quebec to name just a few.
He currently maintains a full time psychotherapy practice in Toronto with a LGBTTTIQ focus and provides consultation and training for organizations and government. Jim also holds an Adjunct Appointment at the University of Toronto and has held various academic appointments at York University and Ryerson University in Ontario, University of Victoria and Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia.
His research and writing has focused on both Addiction and Concurrent Disorders within the LGBTTTIQ community.