Bonnie Osoff-Bultz

Bonnie Osoff-Bultz MSW RSW RDT , Bonnie is a Registed Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers and a Registered Drama Therapist with the National Association for Drama Therapy. Bonnie has been a clinician at the Alberta Children's Hospital for the past nineteen years in the Neuromotor/Rhizotomy Program, Gordon Townsend School, Brain Injury Team, Inpatients/Outpatients. She is part of a transdiciplinary team that specializes in the assessment and treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delays & other unique Neurological/Orthopedic conditions. She does individual, child/family and group therapy. She was Chair of the Multicultural Committee on site for the Region and co-authored the Aboriginal Liasion Project which spawned positions in each hospital. She initiated the International Teddy Tent for Diversity at the Teddy Bear's Picnic and also created the Festival of Lights Celebration of Each Ethno-Cultural Group's Winter Holidays.

In addition to her work at Children's Hospital, she has been a Creative Arts Therapy consultant for Woodd's Homes Stabilization, Exceptional Needs and Catalyst Programs for the past seventeen years. She also has a contract with Calgary & Area Child & Family Services and other psychiatric practices and EAP Programs.

Bonnie has published a Drama Therapy chapter in Creating Connections Between Nursing Care & the Creative Arts, done numerous research papers with colleagues in the areas of Selective Posterior Rhizotomy, On-line Support for Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy & Spina Bifida, the Chronically-Critically Ill in Intensive Care, the Use of Narrative in a Drama Therapy approach to clinical practice and Social/Life Skills Groups with Adolescent Girls/Boys with Chronic conditions. Bonnie has edited numerous book reviews and articles and is currently an editor and contributor to the Health Connections Magazine.

Bonnie does numerous presentations annually for Health Regions, School Boards, Professional Associations, Business & Industry here and in the United States. She is the Past President of Jewish Immigrant Aide Services of Canada, Recipient of the President's Award, Jewish Family Services and sits on numerous advisory boards in Calgary (Community Inclusion, Mt. Royal Rehabilitation Services, Inside Out Theatre). Bonnie has supervised graduate students and taught sessionally at the University of Calgary Faculties of Social Work and Nursing, including an Innovation Grant for Drama/Dance/Movement Therapies (Le Navanac & Bridges); the Alberta College of Art; created courses at Bow Valley College as well as lecturing for the Wesley University Summer Dance Therapy Program.

Contact: , Tel: 403-943-7030 until September 15, 2006 Tel: 403-955-7030 after September 15, 2006 , E-Mail:

Children work through issues using drama, April 8, 2008


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