Support for Campers and Leaders
Robert Wright and Cléo Burke have joined this year’s Make Do Camp Team as Camp Minders. They will be on deck to create and hold a space of care within the camp setting. When doing personal exploration it can be useful to have access to support and additional resources for self-inquiry. This is intended to enhance the work that participants will be engaging in through their selected workshops, and as a complement to the natural environment’s inherent offering for self-reflection. Robert Wright and Cléo Burke bring their experience as clinical therapists to this role.
*PLEASE NOTE: this is not a workshop and does not need to be registered for. The Camp Minders will be accessible to everyone throughout Make.Do.Camp.
Cléo BurkeCléo Burke is a counselling therapist and educator. She understands the challenges that can arise in a time where life is continually more busy and complex. She brings a spirit of curiosity and compassion to her work, and can provide guidance with self-exploration, with adapting to difficult life circumstances, and with other potentially challenging issues such as mental illnesses. She is committed to supporting individuals in their development, as well as in creating greater collective capacity for peer support and community wellness.
Robert WrightRobert is a Social Worker and Sociologist whose 28 year career has spanned the fields of education, child welfare, correctional mental health, trauma, sexual violence, and cultural competence. A “clinician/administrator,” he has always integrated his work delivering direct practice clinical service to clients with promoting lasting systemic change through social policy advocacy. Robert holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in social work and has post-graduate training in social work and sociology.
Robert describes his private practice as a “Teaching Practice”, and regularly supervises interns. He also coordinates the Halifax Pro-Bono Counselling Clinic; conducts ManTalk, a treatment/support group for male victims of sexual violence; and consults, trains, speaks and comments on a wide range of issues. His pioneering work in cultural competence and conducting cultural assessments has received national attention.