Jeffrey More

Assistant Professor of Teaching

Social Work
Office: ART 166

Research Summary

Jeffrey integrates his research and teaching to provide optimum learning experiences for students. Ultimately, his research contributions intend to support the search for practice excellence in inclusive clinical social work, child protection and work with Indigenous peoples and communities. Informing anti-colonial practice is significant to his research interests.

Courses & Teaching

In the fall of 2017, Jeffrey began a transition from over 25 years of clinical and consulting practice involving rural and isolated communities, children, families, complex trauma, intergenerational trauma, posttraumatic stress, grief, and child welfare. His primary concentration is now on disseminating knowledge from his practice experience to post-secondary social work programs. A significant component of his pedagogy is to model the fundamentals of an anti-colonial approach.

Courses currently teaching:
SOCW 513 - Assessment Skills for Clinical Social Work,
SOCW 517 - Social Work and Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and
SOCW 551 - Advanced Clinical Social Work Theory and Practice


Ph.D. in Social Work, Memorial University (in progress);

Masters of Social Work Degree, University of British Columbia;

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Art Therapy, Kutenai Art Therapy Institute;

and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, McMaster University

Selected Publications & Presentations

Selected Journal Articles 

  • Dow-Fleisner, S. J., Gregoire, N., Stager, M., Woodmass, K., More, J. W., & Wells, S. J. (2024). Assessing a measure of organizational environment among Indigenous child welfare agencies. Children and Youth Services Review, 156.
  • Dow-Fleisner, S. J., Stager, M., Gregoire, N., Woodmass, K., More, J. W., & Wells, S. J. (2023). Development of a Measure of Child Welfare Practice Excellence. Research on Social Work Practice
  • More, J., Williams, B. D., & Gillespie, J. (2016). Reformulating understanding of productivity for clinical social work practice. Canadian Social Work, 18 (1), 23-40.

Selected Book Chapters

  • Clark, N., More, J., Kenoras-Duck Chief, L., Johnston-Virgo, D., Matthew, S., Anonymous, Manuel, N., and Derrick, J. (2022). No One Cares More About Your Community Than You: Approaches to Wellness and Healing with Secwépemc Children and Youth. In D. Baines, Clark, N., & Bennett, B. (Eds.), Doing anti-oppressive social work: Rethinking theory and practice (4th ed., pp 308 – 330). Fernwood Publishing.

Selected Presentations

  • Dow-Fleisner, S., Gregorie, N., Woodmass, K., More, J., & Wells, S. J. (2021, January). Measuring Organizational Health in Canadian Child Welfare Agencies Serving Indigenous Communities. 25th Annual Conference Society for Social Work and Research. Oral Paper.
  • Nikku, B. R., & More, J. (2020, February 25). Developing intersectional social justice through communitarian Social Work practice: Insights from Haku, Nepal 2015 earthquake disasters. 90th Anniversary of University of British Columbia School of Social Work International Symposium on Social Justice and Social Care, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • More, J. (2018, December 11). Canadian Social Work: Agents in the Continual Colonizing of Indigenous People. Indigenous Cultures: The Core of our Resiliency. Positive Thoughts, Positive Impacts, and Positive Social Work: The Wherewithal of Hope: International Social Work Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • More, J., & Williams, B. (2015, November 15). Indigenous Productivity. Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand

Selected Grants & Awards

  • Co-investigator, SSHRC Grant 435-2017-0908, Child protective services organizational environment, practice, and outcomes with the University of British Columbia’s Centre for the Study of Services to Children and Families.

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

British Columbia College of Social Workers – Registered Social Worker (good standing) June 2015 – present
Canadian Art Therapy Association – Registered Art Therapist (good standing) October 2009 – present


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