James Owen Dubé
James Dubé was born and raised in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. He attended Cole Harbour District High School from 1998 - 2001. He completed Bachelor’s degrees in both Neuroscience (Dalhousie University) and Social Work (University of Victoria). He also completed a health-focused Master’s programme in Social Work (University of Waterloo). He completed his undergraduate Social Work practicum in the private practice of Robert Wright and has been working with him ever since, helping to found and shape The Peoples’ Counselling Clinic where he currently serves as the Clinic Manager. James’ MSW practicum work was completed at Nova Scotia Health Authority in the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department at Dartmouth General Hospital.
James has previous front-line experience in addictions and with children and youth in care. He has participated in Mental Health and Addictions policy development as a member of working groups at the IWK Health Centre, Nova Scotia Health Authority, and British Columbia Centre on Substance Use.
James provides leadership at The Peoples' Counselling Clinic in the ManTalk work with male identified victims of sexual violence; with their work to serve people of all genders with sexual behaviour problems; and with the counsellor training programme and pro-bono clinical services they offer. He helped develop and implement the Hey Men and Male Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence projects. He has also worked closely with the youth and staff at Leave Out Violence Nova Scotia.
James has been the clinic's point person for a partnership with the Halifax Domestic Violence Court Programme. He also provides clinical support to Trafficking and Exploitation Services System, a collaboration of various local agencies. He has provided significant support to the forensic assessment work that is conducted at The Peoples’ Counselling Clinic, including Impact of Race and Culture Assessments, Parenting Capacity Assessments, risk of violence assessments and other forensic assessments for Family and Criminal Courts.