Services

Psychotherapy

Campanula Psychological Services is not providing in-person services during the covid-19 pandemic.  We hope to be back to offering our full range of services soon.  This site will be updated as events unfold.

Campanula Psychological Services is providing virtual therapy through Psychology Today’s Sessions platform to ensure privacy and confidentiality. To participate in a video therapy session, you will need a computer with a webcam and microphone. Tablets also work well,

Online delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy ( CBT) has been shown to be as effective as face-to-face interventions for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, emotion regulation, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, personality issues and disordered eating. At Campanula Psychological Services we often include mindfulness perspectives and techniques into our CBT interventions as well.

Whether you want to discuss your feelings about a person or situation, improve your mental health, begin making healthy changes in your life, overcome obstacles to your happiness or find a new path to health and wholeness, online services provide a safe and convenient platform for reflection, support, coaching and planning.

Virtually or in-person, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based therapies like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) are all effective approaches in the pursuit of improved mental health and enhanced quality of life, whether the goal be changing unhealthy behaviours, overcoming anxiety and depression, enhancing relationships, or building a life worth living. Campanula Psychological Services provides these treatment approaches in the context of a supportive, strength-based therapeutic relationship.

A 30 minute virtual introductory session to determine if your needs fit with our services is available free of charge. For more information or to book a consultation, contact.

Assessment

Psychological assessment is a process of understanding the nature of an issue and determining the best way to address it though the use of a formal interview and standardized psychological tests. Campanula Psychological Services offers the following types of assessments for adults (18 and over):

1. Personality assessment.

Personality assessments typically focus on clarifying the diagnosis of mental health issues and identifying personality traits that might be contributing to mental health problems. As a result, personality assessment can provide important information when planning treatment and recovery goals. Employers may use personality assessments as part of pre-employment screening for positions where specific personality traits are essential or contraindicated. Personality testing can also help clarify the nature of persistent or repetitive challenges such as interpersonal problems or struggles with motivation, and can provide valuable guidance in life and career planning. Individuals seeking insight for the purpose of personal growth may find answers and inspiration in the results of a personality assessment.

2. Cognitive assessment.

Campanula Psychological Services offers assessment of IQ, memory and other cognitive processes such as organization and problem solving abilities.  Currently we are providing only assessments that can be conducted via videoconference.  Tests of cognitive functioning can be used for screening for dementia, brain injury and other neurocognitive disorders and may provide a first step before investing in full neuropsychological or neurological assessment.

More information about memory assessment.

For more information about psychological assessments or to book a consultation, contact.

Supervision

Supervision for provisional psychologists towards registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) is based on the competencies set out in CAP’s Supervision Manual.

Competency-based supervision is defined as an approach that explicitly identifies the knowledge, skills, and values that are assembled to form a clinical competency and develops learning strategies and evaluation procedures to meet criterion-referenced competence standards in keeping with evidence-based practices and requirements of the local clinical setting. (Falender, C.A. & Shafranske, E.P. 2007. Competence in competency-based supervision practice: Construct and application. Professional Psychology: Research and practice. Vol 38, No. 3, 232-240).

One of the goals of supervision is to develop competency in self-reflection and self-evaluation, so that the newly registered psychologist can function as their own supervisor as their career progresses. Part of competence is knowing what you don’t know; when to seek out education, consultation or further supervision. Another goal is to develop the skills and confidence to provide services in an ethical and caring way.

For more information or to book a consultation, contact.

Psychoeducational Presentations

Customized presentations for your group or organization on a variety of mental health and wellness topics including depression, anxiety, stress management, behaviour change, emotion regulation and mindfulness. For more information or arrange a meeting to discuss your group’s needs, contact.