With a background in community work and mental/health, Jennifer’s interdisciplinary research program is centred on madness, ‘health’, and ‘mental health’, taking up philosophical, practice and policy concerns. Current projects focus on the experiences of Mad people in post secondary education, sanism, critical approaches to grief, death and transplantation. Author of Behind the Rhetoric: Mental Health Recovery in Ontario, she is particularly interested in Foucauldian notions of discourse/critical discourse analysis, theorizing the body as well as critical social work practice/pedagogy, critical disability, community based research and anti-oppressive practice(s). She hails from Montreal, loves her students and rarely says no to chocolate.
SWP 331: Social Work Practice Theories (Undergraduate)
SWP 50 and 51: Advanced Practice (Undergraduate)
SK8212: Critical Perspectives on Mental Health (Graduate)
SK 8104: MSW Research Seminar (Graduate)
SK 8105: MSW Field Seminar (Graduate)
Publications and Presentations:
Poole, J. & Ward, J. Breaking open the bone: Storying, sanism and mad grief. In B. LeFrancois, R. Menzies and G. Reaume (Eds.), Mad Matters: A Critical Reader in Canadian Mad Studies. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press. (Forthcoming)
Poole, J., Jivraj, T., Arslanian, A., Bellows, K., Chiasson, S., Hakimy, H., Pasini, J. & Reid, J. (2011). Sanism, ‘mental health’ and social work/education: A review and call to action. Intersectionalities: A Global Journal of Social Work Analysis, Research, Polity and Practice (Forthcoming).
Poole, J. (2011). Behind the Rhetoric: Mental Health Recovery in Ontario. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Fernwood.
Poole, J., Shildrick, M., McKeever, P., Abbey, S., DeLuca, E., Mauthner, O. and Ross, H. (2011). The obligation to say thank you: Heart transplant recipients’ experience of writing to the donor family. American Journal of Transplantation, 11: 619-622.
Poole, J. (2010). Progressive until graduation? Helping students hold onto critical and anti-oppressive practices. Critical Social Work, 11(2): 2-11.
Lavallée, L. & Poole, J. (2010). Beyond recovery: Colonization, health and healing for Indigenous People in Ontario, Canada. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 8(2): 271-281.
Poole, J., Shildrick, M., McKeever, P., Abbey, S. and Ross, H. (2009). ‘You might not feel like yourself’: On heart transplants, identity and ethics. In Stuart J. Murray and Dave Holmes (Eds.), Critical Interventions in the Ethics of Healthcare: Challenging the Principle of Autonomy in Bioethics. Ashgate. pp33-44.
Poole, J.,Gardner, P., Flower, M.C. and Cooper, C. Narrative therapy in a group for older adults?
Practice research and recommendations. Social Work with Groups, 32(4): 1-15.
(In alphabetical order) Cheng, R., Church, K., Costa, L., McFarlane, B., Mohammed, S., Moffatt, K., Poole, J., Reville, D., Stackhouse, R.R., Strong, A. and Wise-Harris, D. (2008). Mental Health Recovery: Users and Refusers. Toronto: The Wellesley Institute.