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Child and Adolescent Psychoeducational Assessments

Early identification, understanding, and appropriate intervention is the key to a child's success.

Child psychoeducational assessments
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Many parents are unclear about exactly what a psychoeducational assessment is and what benefits it offers.

A psychoeducational assessment will evaluate your child's thinking/reasoning abilities and underlying psychological processes (e.g., attention, processing, fluid reasoning, memory), academic achievement (e.g., expressive and receptive language, reading, writing composition, math), behaviour, and social-emotional functioning.

As part of the process, we can also assist parents in navigating and connecting with a network of supportive resources available to qualified individuals such as: the Disability Tax Credit (DTC), Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD), and others.

Comprehensive Psychoeducational Assessments Include:

  • Intake interview and psychosocial questionnaire.
  • Testing sessions, approximately 4-6 hours (depending on the assessments administered) over two sessions.
  • Information about the child's functioning in multiple environments (e.g., at school during structured and unstructured tasks, at home).
  • File review, scoring assessments, analyzing and interpreting data, and report writing.
  • A feedback conference to explain and share the psychoeducational report and its recommendations.

Go to our confidential contact form to start the process. We understand that assessments seem complex, and involve a considerable time commitment on your part, so this appointment is used to determine if an assessment is indeed necessary, to answer any questions you may have, and to make sure that you feel comfortable. Assessments are offered through our Calgary office.

Additional information regarding what's involved in a psychoeducational assessment, and answers to some frequently asked questions, can be found on our Child Psychoeducational Assessments page or on our general Psychoeducational Assessments page.

Information regarding the cost of a psychoeducational assessment can be found on our fee page.

You may also be interested in our online Child ADHD Screening Test.

Book an assessment in our main office (Midnapore).
...or book with us at our Acadia location.


Adult Assessments & Adult ADHD

It is empowering to uncover the root cause of problems and start using appropriate resources and strategies to be more successful.

Adult assessments

Adult psychoeducational assessments are used to assess intelligence, achievement, and social-emotional functioning.

Most importantly, they describe academic and intellectual strengths and weaknesses and determine an individual's unique learning style, so that specific recommendations can be made to improve learning and functioning at school, home, or work.

Psychoeducational assessments are also commonly performed to detect the possible presence and severity of various learning disorders (e.g., Mathematics Disorder, Reading Disorder, Disorder of Written Expression), attention difficulties (e.g., adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and social / emotional problems.

Comprehensive Adult Psychoeducational Assessments Include:

  • Intake interview and psychosocial questionnaire.
  • Testing sessions, approximately 4-6 hours (depending on the assessments administered) over two sessions.
  • Information about your functioning in multiple environments (e.g., at work, at school, and with family and friends).
  • Review of any previous assessments, scoring assessments, analyzing and interpreting data, and report writing.
  • A feedback conference to explain and share the psychoeducational report and its recommendations.

Go to our confidential contact form to start the process. We understand that assessments seem complex, and involve a considerable time commitment on your part, so this appointment is used to determine if an assessment is indeed necessary, to answer any questions you may have, and to make sure that you feel comfortable.

Additional information regarding psychoeducational assessments can be found on on our Psychoeducational Assessments page.

Information regarding the cost of a psychoeducational assessment can be found on our fee page.

You may also be interested in our online Adult ADHD Screening Test.

Book an assessment in our main office (Midnapore).
...or book with us at our Acadia location.




Individual Therapy, Trauma Therapy & EMDR

"Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." - William James

individual therapy session

In today's world, life can be challenging to maneuver at times. As we move through life's phases, many different issues can arise, and at times, exhaust our usual resources to cope. These may include experiences with trauma, anxiety, grief, health challenges, divorce, mental illness, family conflicts, depression, and much more.

You do not need to suffer with debilitating anxiety, depression, or psychological pain alone. You can use psychotherapy to provide clarity, direction, and learn how to remove barriers that prevent you from experiencing the happiness and well-being you deserve.

At Alberta Counselling Centre, our psychologists use a collaborative approach and rely on well established, evidenced-based therapies to address real life problems.

We customize treatment plans for individual clients and their presenting symptoms, and use a variety of interventions and psychotherapeutic models, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused Therapy.

We are also approved providers for Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and Citizens Immigration Canada (CIC). We provide psychotherapy to treat many types of anxiety and trauma.

We have experience with — and are specialized in, but not limited to — treating the following clinical issues:

  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Postpartum Depression (PPD) or Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Panic Disorder (PD)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
  • Trauma (e.g., exposure to violence, Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA), natural disasters, war or conflict, or other threats to life)

For some counselling sessions we also offer online counselling or teletherapy, which may be a viable option for those with demanding or inflexible schedules, family commitments, or limited mobility.





Family Therapy

"Feelings of worth flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible — the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family." - Virginia Satir

family therapy session

Is stress overriding fun and enjoyment in your family? Is there intense conflict in your family and you wish family members could communicate with each other without fighting? Do you feel like your family is barely surviving rather than thriving and supporting each other?

Family therapy can help family members reconnect so that individuals feel more understood, supported, and respected — something everyone needs and deserves.

We embrace diversity and recognize that each family is unique. The treatment model our psychologists use is an integrative, strength-based, and resource-oriented approach.

Our therapists can help your family navigate a variety of life's challenges. Life transitions can cause families distress and elevate stress levels. Life challenges such as the arrival of a baby, divorce and co-parenting, the death of a family member, and trauma cause stress and necessitate change.

Whether it's about improving communication skills, clarifying roles and boundaries, or learning new parenting strategies, we can help. Our psychologists are experienced in techniques used to help family members find common ground and function more effectively.

Sessions are available in our Calgary office.




Couple & Marriage Counselling

Research-based interventions can strengthen relationships and help fortify a life-long union.

Couples seek therapy at different points in their relationships and for many different reasons. Therapy has proven to be an effective way to rekindle connection in relationships after decades of life together, or to analyze suitability as a couple and mutual expectations of marriage before taking that step in commitment.

Alberta Counselling Centre therapists draw from many theoretical orientations to individualize treatment plans to address individual needs and preferences of clients; however, we primarily use the Gottman Method.

Dr. Gottman is a world-famous psychologist who created the Gottman Institute. Gottman revolutionized marriage research by publishing findings from a large number of studies where he applied rigorous scientific procedures to observe and document the behaviours of married couples.

He became popular by being able to predict with over 90% accuracy whether couples would divorce. Together, Dr. Gottman and his wife, Dr. Schwartz Gottman, created innovative methods to evaluate, strengthen, and maintain marriages. Their theoretical approach relies on scientific research to explain why marriages succeed or fail, and offers practical suggestions to strengthen a new relationship, or help save a relationship that is in trouble.

What Are the Benefits of Couples Therapy?

Using the Gottman Method of relationship therapy, our therapists will help you to evaluate your relationship and assist you in learning methods to increasing intimacy, disarm conflict, remove barriers that cause stagnation, and increase the level of empathy and understanding.

In addition, you will be shown how to detect attitudes that doom couples and lead to breakups or divorce — contempt, criticism, defensiveness, and stonewalling. We will teach you how to detect and avoid these destructive patterns and maintain your long-term relationship.

Therapy sessions will give you and your partner the opportunity to learn and practice practical exercises and simple communication techniques that will help you to understand your partner, manage conflict, enhance trust, and make the most of your relationship.

Sessions are available in our Calgary office.