Allan Wade (CA)

Linda Coates (CA)

Social Interaction and Resistance to Violence


Allan Wade, Ph.D. lives on Vancouver Island, Canada, where he works as a family therapist, consultant, and independent scholar with a primary interest addressing violence, broadly defined.  

Allan is best known for developing Response-Based Practice, initially with Linda Coates and Nick Todd and, more recently, Cathy Richardson, Ann Maje Raider, and Shelly Bonnah.   Allan works extensively for Indigenous communities in Canada, with ‘victims’ and ‘perpetrators’ of violence, conducts original research on the connection between violence and language, and consults internationally to the diverse organizations that become involved in cases of violence.  

Linda has received international acclaim from researchers, legal and mental health professionals, and victims’ advocates for her work on the connection between violence and language in diverse settings.

She has worked closely with Allan Wade and Nick Todd in developing the Response-Based approach to community work and therapy with victims and perpetrators and is Associate Professor of Psychology at Okanagan College. Linda has published numerous articles and book chapters on the connection between violence and language.

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