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Kirsten White

MC, Registered Psychologist

I am here to support you with healing, growth, and transformation. I specialize in working with people dealing with grief, trauma, and loss.  All ages are welcome to participate in this healing journey.

My training is mostly in experiential therapies that involve art, play, and movement. In combination with knowledge of attachment, neurobiology, and trauma, my philosophy on health is holistic. I work with you and your children in a holistic, culturally sensitive way to balance the body, mind, and spirit.


Master of Counselling: Counselling Psychology Specialization
October 2015
Athabasca University, Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology

Bachelor of Arts: Major Psychology
April 2011
Athabasca University in partnership with Mount Royal University

Professional Affiliations and Designations

College of Alberta Psychologist – Registered Psychologist

Psychologists’ Association of Alberta

Continuing Education and Certificates

Eating Disorder Masterclass

September 2020 – Dr. Carolyn Ross, Jack Hirose & Associates Inc

Brain Story Certification

September 2019 – Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

February, April, May, June 2018 – Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Institute

EMDR Training Level 1
October 2017 & January 2018- Sue Genest

Psychotherapy & Medically Assisted Dying Workshop
September 2017 – Psychologists Association of Alberta

Tattered Teddies & Straight Talk Certificates
September 2017 – Centre for Suicide Prevention

ASIST Certificate
July 2017 – Centre for Suicide Prevention

Standard First Aid & CPR Certificate
July 2017

Circle of Security and Raising a Secure Child Training
June 2017 – Eckert Psychology & Education Centre

Strengthening Parent-Child Relationships – 2-Day Workshop
February 2017 – Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute

Play-Based Treatment of Trauma – 2-Day Workshop
January 2017 – Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute

Introduction to Therapeutic Play – 3-Day Workshop
November 2016 – Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute

Foundations in Motivational interviewing Level One
September 2016 – Paul Burke Training and Consulting Group

Trauma-informed Expressive Art Therapy
April 2016 – Trauma-Informed Practices & Expressive Arts Therapy Institute

Psychological First Aid Course
October 2015 – Mental Health Academy

Managing Self Harm
March 2015 – Dave MacLeod

Treatment Framework and Progressive Counting
January 2015 – Claire Malcom

Attended Conferences

Working with Oppositional, Defiant, and Anger Issues in Children and Adolescents – 1-Day Workshop
May 2018 – Dr. Jay Berk, Jack Hirose & Associates Inc.

Resilience, Recovery, & Relationship Towards Flourishing Children & Youth
November 2017 – Keynote Speakers: Gordon Neufeld, Martin Brokenleg, Gabor Mate (Neufeld Institute)

Attachment and Trauma. The Neurobiology of Healing Congress
October 2017 – ISC International
Speakers: Pat Ogden, Daniel Siegel, Peter Levine, Stephen Porges, Robin Shapiro, Allan Shore, Rachel Yehuda, etc.

Differentiating High Conflict Divorce from Domestic Violence
May 2017 – Lorri Yasenik and Jon Graham

The Magic of Sand Trays – 1-Day Workshop
May 2017 – Dr. Christine Dargon, Jack Hirose & Associates Inc.

17th Annual Mary O’Connor Palliative and Hospice Care Conference
April 2017
-Walking with Grief: Love, Loss, and the Human Experience by Tracy Sutton
-The Model of Optimal Therapeutic Effectiveness by Dr. Harvey Chochinov

Decolonization and Intergenerational Trauma
March 2017 – Kathleen Gorman, ACWS

Ethics: Foundations, Forms/Revisions, Consent & Record Keeping
February 2017 – Dawn McBride, ACWS

Healing Broken Bonds: Traumatic Attachment and Affect Dysregulation
December 2016 – Dr. Janina Fisher, Jack Hirose & Associates Inc.

New Developments in the Treatment of Complex Trauma
February 2015 – By John Briere, Phd, University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work

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