Robert Kissner, B.A. (Honors), M.A., Ph.D., R.S.W. is the founder and creative energy of Focus Foundation of BC. Dr. Kissner is a specialist in stress and trauma, with an interest in innovative ways to facilitate resilience and emotional recovery. He has experience in clinical practice, agency administration, teaching, research, and as a social innovator and entrepreneur. He is a former member of the Simon Fraser University Senate and Board of Governors. He served as President of the BC Association of Social workers and was BC provincial representative to CASW. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 2012.
Dr. Kissner has taught a wide range of subjects for the University of Chicago, SFU, Trinity Western University, UCFV and Douglas College, including courses in social work, education, criminology, and sociology. For balance, he loves to read, learn and grow, to travel, and to go hiking and explore the outdoors.Back to blog