Abe Kass Professional Counselling Services
Exceptional qualifications, experience and dedication
This is a premium service for lawyers and their clients to assist them in getting the best results from the justice system.
Lawyers and their clients have utilized Abe Kass's Educational and Forensic Services in a variety of ways to suit the specific needs of their clients.
As a forensic social worker, I have worked on many different criminal matters from domestic assault to murder cases. I have expertise in forensic investigations, presentence reports and psychosocial assessments.
Get a professional report that supplements your effort to assist your client and to prove your client's ability to realistically face his or her legal challenges.
Document your client's mastery of court mandated social and life-skills training or prior to sentencing, impress the Crown with your clients voluntary commitment to take responsibility for the charges against him or her.
I can teach your client anger management, nonviolent problem solving, effective and reasonable parenting, respect for a woman's sexual rights, gender equality, goal setting and more.
I have testified in court as an expert testifier on numerous occasions. I have been acknowledged as having expertise in the specialties of family therapy and parent alienation by three Superior Court of Ontario Judges.
Available upon request is my forensic resume.
Give your lawyer, the Crown, judges, and probation officers vital information that can be used to assist in getting the best possible results for your legal problems.
As a forensic social worker, I have already helped tens of individuals enhance the effectiveness of their legal presentations. So too, I am ready to help you, working with your lawyer, get the best possible solutions to your legal challenges.
We have three types of treatment and psychosocial report packages. The one best for you will be determined in consultation with your lawyer and available resources.
Client agrees to pay for time, flights, overnight accommodations and possible additional charges that are required in connection with the report and testifying. These charges are at Abe’s discretion unless they have been agreed upon in writing prior to the begging of the work.
Out of Town rates start accruing from when Abe leaves his Thornhill office and continue until his return.
For more details regarding Out of Town Rates, speak to Abe.
Please note: A Forensic Resume that includes the legal cases
Abe has participated in is available upon request.
Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers.
Member in good standing with the American and Ontario Associations of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT & OAMFT). Clinical Fellow.
Member in good standing with the National Board for Clinical Hypnotherapists. Fellow.
Member in good standing with the National Organization of Forensic Social Workers.
Approved health care provider for Medavie Blue Cross
Approved provider for Ministry of the Attorney General Victims and Vulnerable Persons Division
Member National Organization of Forensic Social Workers
Deemed an "expert witness" for the purpose of providing an opinion on Family Therapy. Superior Court of Justice, Oshawa, Ontario. His Honourable Justice A. P. Ingram. November 27 — 28, 2012.
Deemed an "expert witness" for the purpose of providing an opinion on Parent Alienation. Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario. The Honourable Cory A. Gilmore. May 19, 2011.
Deemed an "expert witness" for the purpose of providing an opinion on Parent Alienation. Superior Court of Justice, Newmarket, Ontario. His Honourable Justice Graham. October 22, 2007.
Panel chaired by the honourable Malcolm Mercer regarding an application made by the Ontario Law Society of Upper Canada. August 8, 2014.
Arbitration hearing (in compliance wit the Arbitration Act, 1991) conducted by the honourable Hilda McKinlay, February 13, 2002.
Clinical skills in individual, couple, and family therapy. Primary modalities of intervention are structural, hypnotherapeutic, educational, and cognitive/ behavioural.
Primary focus is on "person" in the environment. This is the viewpoint of social workers and family therapists in contrast to the traditional "medical model."
Understands the needs and is sensitive to individuals and families from the multi-cultural community.
Written and published eighteen self-help books.
Written hundreds of articles on personal and family health that have been printed in numerous periodicals throughout the world. Some have been translated into Hebrew.
Actively maintains three blogs on personal mental health topics and healthy family functioning.
Honored as the "Teacher of the Year" by the administration at Oholei Torah Yeshiva in Brooklyn NY, 1986.
Awarded a ten thousand dollars prize by the Jewish Board of Education in New York in recognition of excellence in Jewish education, 1985.
The 8 Marriage Rules for a Passionate Marriage
The 15 Essential Facts Victims of Emotional Abuse Need to Know
Surviving Infidelity: Making Amends, Restoring Trust, Finding Forgiveness, and Living Together Happily for the Rest of Your Lives
Relaxation Made Easy: Learn to still your body, mind, & soul, and reduce relationship stress
Stop Anger: Save yourself and your family
Parent Leader: Raise a Happy and Confident Child
How to Make a Woman Happy
How to Make a Man Happy
Be a Couple-Team: The 14 Essential Ingredients Needed to Form a Successful Partnership
Relationship Glue: 8 Powerful Reasons for Staying Together
True Stories of Families Torn by Anger and Healed with Courage
Anger Control: Learn how to control anger and don’t let it control you (audio)
Strong Self-esteem: Like yourself now and forever (audio)
Optimism: The art of positive thinking (audio)
Relationship Listening — Attract the people you like and bring them close to you (audio)
Defeat Depression: Develop a personalized antidepressant strategy (audio)
Relax and Live Stress Free: Bless yourself with physical and mental serenity (audio)
Assertive Behaviour: Feel strong, be strong, and get what you want (audio)
Enter Happiness: Discover how to create happy feelings (audio)
Get Slim: Increase motivation decrease weight (audio)
Peace of Mind: Eliminate anxiety and feel comfortable with your life (audio)
Anger Control Spanish: Learn how to control anger and don’t let it control you (audio)
World of Lubavitch Newspaper. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ongoing featured columnist on "Family Life," December 1991- present. Too many articles to enumerate.
PsychCentral Website. Surviving Infidelity columnist and expert, 2016 to 2019. Too many articles to enumerate.
Ami Magazine. New York, USA. Numerous featured articles and consultations for additional articles. 2010 - 2016.
Perspectives Newspaper (Agudas Yisrael). Ontario, Canada, ongoing featured columnist on "Family Life," beginning September, 1993 - 2012. Too many articles to enumerate.
Neshei Chabad Newsletter. Brooklyn, N.Y., USA, family health articles, 1985 to 2005. Too many articles to enumerate.
Chabad World Newspaper. Montreal, Canada, ongoing featured columnist on "Family Life," December 1993 - 2005. Too many articles to enumerate.
Chabad World, Newspaper. Montreal, Canada, ongoing featured columnist on "Family Life," December 1993 - present. Too many to enumerate.
Chinese News. Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Interviewed twice by Nancy Jin on Marriage & Counselling, November 24, 2006, September 28, 2007.
Flatbush Jewish Times Newspaper. Brooklyn, N.Y., USA, family life articles, 1999 - 2002. Too many to numerate.
Entrance Magazine Newspaper. Ontario, Canada. Featured columnist on personal and family topics. January 2000 - 2004.
Jewish Tribune Newspaper. Ontario, Canada. Family life articles. 1995 - 1998.
The Canadian Jewish News. Ontario, Canada, "Therapists Help Sort Out Problems of Individuals," interview by Carolyn Blackman, March, 1992.
Many articles are regularly republished around the world in local newsletters and are too numerous to list.
February 15 and 22, 2009, How to Make Your Wife Happy. A two part workshop. Netzach Organization at Baycrest Wagman Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
February 10, 2008. Mommy Time Can it Really Exist? Juggling busy households, while still maintaining control and time for you! Cheder Chabad Mother’s Association, Chabad Flamingo.
July 22, 2007, Building and Maintaining a Happy Marriage. Jewish Gorsky Association of Canada, Thornhill, Ontario.
February 24, 2004, Building Stronger Relationships with our Children. Lubavitch of Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill.
November 18- 2001, Parenting as a Team. Shomer Shabbos Synagogue, Toronto.
February 11- 2001, Effective Parenting. Jewish Russian Community Centre, North York.
February 9- 2000, The "Good Divorce" for Children, Aish HaTorah, Thornhill.
February 2- 2000, The "Good Divorce" for Spouses, Aish HaTorah, Thornhill.
November 13-1999, Parenting for the Millennium. Chabad Young Adult Centre, Montreal.
November 13-1999, Finding the Love You Need. Chabad Young Adult Centre, Montreal.
November 22-1998, Enhancing Our Relationships. Chabad Lubavitch Synagogue of Richmond Hill. Richmond Hill, On.
November 13-1998, Keeping Marriages Together. International Conference of Shluchim, Brooklyn, New York.
March 7-1998, Torah and Psychology. Lecture and discussion. Jewish Campus Services Shabbaton at the BYAT in Thornhill.
February 23-1997, Is There Love After Marriage. Jewish Russian Community Centre, Willowdale.
June 25-1995, I Love Me, how to build and maintain self-esteem. Chabad Lubavitch, Thornhill.
May 28-1995, Fences of Peace, setting Boundaries for Your Family, Marriage and Yourself. Chabad Lubavitch, Thornhill.
April 30-1995, Strike it Rich – Relationships, where the real gold is. Personal value of healthy relationships. Chabad Lubavitch, Thornhill.
December 22, 29-1991, Positive Parenting. A two part workshop designed to help parents set child rearing goals and learn effective communication skills. Chabad Lubavitch, Thornhill.
April 30 2007, Today’s Marriage. Radio talk show. The Zelda Young Show.
July 21-1998, The Successful Marriage. Radio talk show. The Phil. Kravetsky Radio Show in Oakville.
M.A. INTERDISCIPLINARY DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK WITH A SPECIALTY IN FAMILY THERAPY, Norwich University, Montpelier, Vermont, USA, 1991.
M.A. JUDAIC STUDIES, Hadar HaTorah Rabbinical Seminary, Brooklyn, N.Y., USA, 1982.
B.A. PSYCHOLOGY, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA, 1980. Recipient of a prestigious grant from the National Science Foundation for undergraduate research. Graduated with honours.
CERTIFICATE in MARITAL and FAMILY THEORY and METHODS as approved by the O.A.M.F.T. and conducted by the Institute for Marriage and Family Studies in collaboration with the School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto, Canada, 1992.
CERTIFICATE of COMPLETION for THE GEORGE HULL CENTRE FAMILY THERAPY TRAINING PROGRAM, The George Hull Centre for Children and Families, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada, 1994.
PRIVATE OFFICE, Thornhill, Ontario. Personal, couple, and family therapy, forensic social work. 2013 – present.
PRIVATE OFFICE SUITE, Thornhill, Promenade Shopping Centre. Personal, couple, and family therapy, forensic social work. 1999 – 2014.
MED CARE HEALTH CENTRE, Thornhill. Personal, couple, and family therapy. 1991 – 1999.
HEALTH CARE MEDICAL CLINIC, Thornhill. Personal, couple, and family counselling. 1994 – 1995.
GEORGE HULL CENTRE FOR CHILDREN, Etobicoke. Extern Program. Personal, couple, and family counselling. 1994.
ALL-MED HEALTH CLINIC, Newmarket. Consultation and training for physicians. Personal, couple, and family counselling. 1992 – 1999.
JEWISH FAMILY and CHILD SERVICE OF GREATER TORONTO, Toronto. Social work/family therapy internship. 1989 – 1990.
Stories of Us: Couple therapy in the New Millennium, by Michele Weiner-Davis, presented by the Ontario Association For Marriage & Family Therapy (Mississauga, November 1 & 2, 2013)
Canadian Symposium for Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS), organized by Joseph Goldberg, founder of CSPAS. (Toronto, October 18, 2009).
Courtship, Marriage and Divorce in Adult Children of Divorce, by Julia M. Lewis, Ph.D., Eleventh Annual Robert L Smith Memorial Lecture, presented by The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto, January 18, 2001).
Smart Marriages Happy Families, First Annual Conference of The Coalition for Marriage, Family, and Couples Education (Washington D.C., May 15 - 19, 1997).
The American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy 54th Annual Conference (Toronto Canada, October 17 - 20, 1996).
Complications in Hypnosis, by Joseph Barber, Ph.D., presented by the Ontario Society for Clinical Hypnosis (Toronto, Oct 29 & 30, 1994).
Healing the Child Within, by Charles Whitfield, M.D., presented by the New England Educational Institute (Cape Cod, August 9 - 13, 1993).
Reclaiming the Self: Solution-Focussed Therapy and Ericksonian Hypnosis for Treatment of Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Other Traumas, by Yvonne Dolan, M.S.W. presented by The Counselling Associates Group (March 11 & 12, 1993).
Getting The Love You Want: Powerful Interventions in Couple Therapy, by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., presented by North York General Hospital Department of Social Work (March 13/92).
Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples, by Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D., presented by The Ontario Association For Marriage and Family Therapy (Sept 20/91).
Hypnosis in Brief Therapy and Behavioural Medicine by Herbert Speigel, M.D. and Marcia Greenleaf Speigel, Ph.D, presented by Cape Cod Institute, Department of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Cape Cod, July 29 - August 2/91).
An Overview of Substance Abuse by Rochelle Thompson, M.S.W., presented by Jewish Family and Child Service of Toronto (Toronto Sept 27/90).
Therapeutic Alliance by Marshal Kornblum, Ph.D., presented by Jewish Family and Child Service of Toronto (Toronto Aug. 29/90).
Short Term Intervention with Families of Acting Out Youth, by James Alexander, Ph.D., presented by Cape Cod Institute, Department of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Cape Cod, Aug. 13 - 17/90).
Fundamentals of Ericksonian Hypnosis and Therapy, by John Edgette, Psy.D. and Roger Kessler, Ph.D., (Toronto July 12 - 13/90).
Fathers and Sons, by Maurizio Andolfi, M.D., presented by the George Hull Centre for Families and Children (Toronto May 28/90).
Child Welfare and the Court Process, by Marshal Kornblum, Ph.D., presented by Jewish Family and Child Service of Toronto (Toronto Aug. 2/89).