Peter is a Professor of social work and program coordinator at Mount Royal University in His particular emphasis is on assessing parenting capacity (with specialties in mental health, domestic violence and child abuse and addictions) as well child and adolescent mental health including maltreatment, neglect and abuse (physical, sexual, emotional) FASD and these issues within family systems.
He has presented nationally and internationally at various conferences and as a trainer for organizations in these areas. He has also appeared on over 150 occasions as an expert witness in child protection matters.
Current research projects include:
- Parents with FASD and the child welfare courts in Canada
- The methodology for assessing First Nations parents for child protection and the intersection with social work theory and practice;
- Males experience as a victim of interpersonal violence;
- The use of simulation in social work education and interprofessional practice.