Dr. Jennifer Jetté
During my 20-year career in mental health, I have worked as a therapist and assessment specialist in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health, student development services, correctional services, and in private practice. I specialize in clinical and forensic psychology with adults, adolescents, and families.
I have been the Clinical Co-Director at a residential treatment program for high risk youth and the Clinical Supervisor at an adolescent forensic outpatient program. I have supervised clinical psychology graduate students and provisionally registered psychologists and taught several courses at the University of Western Ontario and Mount Royal University.
I have over 18 years of experience writing reports for Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench. I also have specialized training in risk and threat assessment and management. I have assisted in the development of an inpatient treatment program in a youth custody facility and provided consultation services to defense counsel, Crown counsel and judges.
I completed my Masters and Doctoral Degrees at the University of Western Ontario. My research areas included humour, stress and coping and institutional abuse. I am a registered psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta.
Alyssa Edmunds, M.Sc.
Registered Provisional Psychologist
For the past 10 years, I have worked and trained in a variety of settings, including children’s mental health facilities, schools, hospitals, and in private practice. I have enjoyed the rewarding challenges of treating children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, gender identity issues, personality disorders, substance abuse issues, anger management issues, low self-esteem, and social skills deficits.
One of my passions lies in treating individuals with ADHD. It is well known that children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD face an array of cognitive and behavioral challenges. I use a multi-faceted approach to treatment, which includes cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, and structured play/art therapy. These approaches help teach children appropriate coping strategies, while providing an environment where children can freely explore and learn positive behaviors, without the rejection that is often experienced at school or in other social settings.
Between my years spent acquiring a Bachelors of Psychology and a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology, I had the opportunity to be Senior Research Assistant on the All Our Babies Study for the University of Calgary, Department of Paediatrics at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. This long-term research project studied child development trajectories through a broad range of concerns related to pre-term birth, social support, exposure to abuse, maternal anxiety, and depression. Working with more than 4000 mothers and children, my prime focus was the social and emotional development of mothers and children throughout their lifespan.