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Sarah Tarshis

Sarah Tarshis is a PhD candidate, researcher, and Course Instructor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. Sarah’s research interests include intimate partner violence (IPV), employment and career counseling interventions, empowerment and resilience, trauma-informed models of practice, and social work education. She is also particularly interested in qualitative and mixed-methods research methodologies and community-based research and program evaluations that integrate an intersectional and trauma-informed approach.

Her doctoral project, which focuses on the experiences of employment-seeking survivors of IPV is informed by over ten years of clinical social work practice and experience developing employment interventions for survivors of IPV.

Sarah has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international social work conferences. She has been a Royal Bank of Canada Graduate Fellow in Applied Social Work Research, and currently holds an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) from the University of Toronto.

Prior to her doctoral research, Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, and her Masters of Social Work from New York University.