Tod Augusta-Scott, MSW, RSW is known internationally for his work with domestic violence and narrative therapy. He has spent almost 20 years as the coordinator of Bridges – a domestic violence counselling, research and training institute in Nova Scotia, Canada. He has taught at Dalhousie School of Social Work and continues to be a guest speaker at the School on a regular basis. Tod is on faculty at the Hincks Dellcrest International Training centre in Toronto.
Tod has presented his work in every province and territory in Canada. He has created a group manual for working with men who have abused that has been officially adopted by the Departments of Justice in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and the Northwest Territories. He also works nationally as a consultant to the Canadian Domestic Forces on the issue of domestic violence. Tod has co-developed the Canadian Domestic Violence Conference and the Winds of Change Therapy Conference, which are presented every two years.
Tod has also presented his work internationally in Asia, Europe, British Isles and North America. He has numerous academic publications. He is the co-editor and contributor to the critically acclaimed book Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives (Sage Publications, 2007). Along with working for other academic journals, Tod is a regular reviewer for the Journal of Systemic Therapies, Canadian Journal of Counselling, and Canadian Social Work.
Tod has created a cutting edge model of practice in the Men’s Intervention Sector in Nova Scotia. As a social worker, he applies a social justice approach to his work and is well respected in the field as an expert in Narrative Therapy. He has initiated many new approaches to working with people who have been affected by family violence and professionals in the field highly respect him as a person and as a social worker.
His interest in Narrative Therapy has also led him to publish academically as well as participate in CBC radio documentaries on the colonial history of Atlantic Canada. Particularly, he is interested in what people choose to remember and how this influences their identities and relationships with others. Tod lives with his wife and two young children in Halifax. He enjoys playing music and sailing off the coast of Nova Scotia.