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Professional Credentials

Registered Psychologist (Registration #3168)

Certified Provider of Collaborative and Proactive Solutions

Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor 

Professional Memberships

Canadian Psychological Association

Psychologists’ Association of Alberta

College of Alberta Psychologists

Alberta Play Therapy Association

Association for Play Therapy

 

Degrees

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology - Dallas Baptist University

Master of Arts (MA) in Counselling - Denver Seminary (CACREP accredited)

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)  IN PROGRESS - California Southern University

 

Experience

Jeanne's desk, and a place for kids to do artJeanne began working professionally with children in Denver, Colorado, where she worked primarily with inner-city children from low-income families who had experienced early childhood trauma.  She also worked closely with her clients’ parents, supporting them in providing for their children’s emotional needs.

Jeanne moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 2004, where she became an associate with Psymetry Psychological and Counselling, Inc. She is now in private practice in Edmonton, where she continues to work with traumatised children and their caregivers, in addition to providing a number of other services.

Since 2002, Jeanne has taught psychology and counselling at the undergraduate and graduate level in both Edmonton and Denver as an adjunct instructor. Her courses include Theories of Personality, Integration of Counselling and Theology, Psychology and Christian Thought, Social Psychology, and Introduction to Counselling Skills.  She has also been part of the training team of the Alberta Children's Trauma Centre, presenting workshops  on childhood trauma to meet the needs of educators, foster care workers, social workers, and others who are in contact with traumatised children.

Before receiving her Master’s degree, Jeanne worked as a First Aid and CPR instructor and instructor-trainer for the American Red Cross. She has also spent many years in professional child care, both as a nanny and as a day care provider.

Community Presentations

Jeanne is available for community presentations on the subjects of parenting, child care, and special needs of children. Following are some of the talks that Jeanne has presented in the past to parents, day care workers, and church staff:

  • Parenting Workshops
  • Understanding and Calming Children’s Fears
  • Insights from Social Science on Child Behaviour and Motivation
  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviours
  • The Language of Play: Understanding the messages in your child’s play
  • Child Parent Relationship Therapy (teaching parents to play therapeutically with their children)
  • Recognizing and Preventing Sexual and Physical Abuse in Children
  • Working with traumatised children
  • Helping children with grief and loss

Jeanne Williams

Some Personal Information

Jeanne has an international background. She grew up in Hong Kong, and spent her teen years living in Gaza and attending school in Israel. She is married and has two grown sons. When she’s not working, Jeanne has a lot of other interests, including reading, playing musical instruments (guitar, piano, and flute), composing and arranging music, biking in the river valley, enjoying Edmonton cultural events, and taekwon-do. She is currently a black-stripe in ITF taekwon-do.