Gabrielle Pitt

M.S.W. (University of Toronto)
B.Sc. Psychology and Exceptionality in Human Learning (University of Toronto)

Gabrielle Pitt is a PhD Candidate with the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and Collaborative Graduate Program in Life Course and Aging, Palliative Care Option, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. She received her Masters of Social Work (Child and Family) from the University of Toronto. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Exceptionality in Human Learning from University of Toronto. In addition, Gabrielle has a diploma in Early Childhood Education, and certificates in Adult Education, and Infant Mental Health.

Gabrielle has direct practice experience as a clinical social worker in children’s mental health, family therapy, psychosocial oncology and palliative care. She has taught at the undergraduate level for several years. In addition to teaching in the MSW program at the University of Toronto, she is also a Faculty Field Liaison.

Gabrielle’s area of interests includes psychosocial oncology and palliative care, attachment and parent/child relationships, neuroscience/interpersonal neurobiology, and child/family therapy. Gabrielle’s doctoral research represents the first interpretive empathic inquiry of the psychosocial needs of children six to eighteen years of age during parental palliative care incorporating neuroscience with hermeneutic phenomenology and narrative research.