Psychologist

The psychologist looks at children’s cognition (thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving), social, and emotional development. The psychologist works closely with families and caregivers to find ways for children to learn, interact with others, and feel lovable, capable, and unique. The psychologist also works with families and caregivers to help build effective parent-child connections and support them with understanding, guiding, and supporting children’s behaviour and development.

Things the psychologist can help with include:

  • Attending skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Parent-child relationships
  • Social interactions with peers
  • Understanding how children think, feel, and behave
  • Developing coping strategies
  • Working through issues through therapeutic play

The psychologist is licensed through the College of Alberta Psychologists.  This membership requires a Masters Degree with specific course requirements, as well as completion of the licensing process of the College. The psychologist is currently completing the course and supervision requirements for play therapy certification. The psychologist has experience working with young children in both educational and clinical settings.