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Registered Psychologist Workshop

December 22, 2016 - Parkland School Division's Education Committee invites you to a unique learning opportunity in the New Year.  We are pleased to announce that registered psychologist, Dr. Jody Carrington, will be presenting the following session:

The Power in Being Crazy about Kids in the Classroom: How School Staff are Life Changers

In slowly developing relationships with local school boards, an initial “lunch time chat” with teachers and educational assistants has evolved into a workshop where we have come to understand the importance of helping teachers and school staff remember and harness their power of relationship. Their power to be crazy about kids. Their power to change lives. And the ever important reminder that “the only way to their minds is through their hearts”. Throughout this process, and as the mental health “crisis” in our classrooms grow, we talk most importantly about looking after ourselves, and each other, in this process.

Please join us for the entertaining and enlightening session.

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education - Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)


About Dr. Jody Carrington:

My “story” of becoming a psychologist started at Red Deer College. I transferred to the University of Alberta, where I earned my Bachelor of Arts with distinction in 1998. I completed a year-long internship during that degree with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and became very passionate about police work and the significant toll that trauma can take on people. I was also lucky enough to spend some time working with some amazing families through Ronald McDonald House and I also volunteered with Victim Services. I then continued my studies at the University of Regina with the thought of pursuing a career in Police Psychology. Although I loved that work, my passion began to shift to families, especially those who experienced trauma. I completed my pre-doctoral residency in Nova Scotia in 2006 where I trained primarily in Cognitive-Behavioural and Narrative approaches. I completed rotations both with adults and children and learned that I really enjoyed understanding the “stories” of children—particularly those who had difficult experiences. 

Registration Limited

There are a limited number of spots available for this session aimed at both school staff and parents.  50 spots are available on a first come first serve basis. Registration deadline is Thursday, January 13, 2017.

To register, please contact:

Jenny Chen
Phone: 780-963-8411
Email: jchen@psd70.ab.ca