Andrew Simon began his career as a stress management instructor in Montreal, which led him to working, for the past 26 years, for Batshaw Youth and Family Centres. In 2000, Andy became team leader of a residential treatment unit for adolescents, where he has been largely responsible for the development and implementation of a crisis intervention program for youth based largely on Problem-Solving Training. Since 2003, he has been a master trainer in Problem-Solving Training and other components of the Prepare Curriculum. Aside from training Batshaw staff in ART facilitation, Andy has been involved in teaching social competencies to Cree Social Services in Northern Quebec. He lives north of Montreal, where he has been involved in various community projects, including writing a column on parenting for the Laurentian Sun.