Olga Kersten-Matwin, MA is a licensed psychologist and author. Besides counseling individuals and couples in North America and Europe, her professional career includes leading a wide variety of workshops, educational sessions, and presentations at international conferences. After receiving extended CISM training from Health Canada she has worked with trauma survivors and those who provide services to trauma victims. She guided the first comprehensive care and support for mental health professionals involved in the recovery operation of Swiss Air flight 111 disaster in Nova Scotia. She shared her experience with the BBC colleagues from the Centre for Journalism and Trauma Europe/BBC and at the European Conferences on Traumatic Stress Studies where she led “Helping the helpers” workshops. Recently she offered support in dealing with traumatic stress to the guides at Auschwitz- Birkenau Museum and to desk personnel of an NGO's involved in war zones. She also designed and delivered trainings for UN and NGO personnel involved in refugee re-settlements. For more than 25 years Olga has been working as a wellness and management consultant for Employee Assistance Programs in School Boards and federal government departments, i.e. Health Canada, Social Development Canada, Human Resources Development, Department of Justice and Service Canada all while maintaining a thriving private practice. Competent, compassionate, and dynamic, she is appreciated for the sound presence she emanates.