The Myths of Trust: Repairing and Restoring Trust


Webinar Presenters

Kate J. McGoey-Smith
DipNrsg, MSW, RSW, FM

Kate, a mother of three, is a former registered nurse (operating room, bedside and community) with over 25 years of experience as a clinically-trained master level social worker in the fields of family therapy, addictions and mental health using brief solution focused and acceptance and commitment therapeutic approaches to working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Kate has practiced in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as, holding university lectureships at five academic institutions (social work field practice, addiction studies and women’s studies). Kate’s compassion, practicality and humour allows her to notice and cherish the small moments thereby contributing to her wellness.



Join the CASW and our webinar presenter Kate to dive in to building trusting relationships in your practice!

What are some key topics this webinar will highlight?

  • Positive Assumptions we make about ourselves as practitioners? about our clients?
  • How do we define our clients? Noun or verb? Or other?
  • Trust : Intact or Broken? 100% in tact? or is it broken (how much?) and in the need of mending?
  • The Myths of Trust
  • TEARS = Totally Expected Attitudes and Reaction that Soothes (Making Room for Pain - What is your role as a practitioner?)  
  • The “STAR” approach: Sustaining Trust and Respect  - the Talk and Walk  approach
  • The “Peace Pizza” - leads to repair of trust