Keeping Our Research Front And Center

For the past several months, Dr. Robbie Babins-Wagner, CEO of the Calgary Counselling Centre, and Dr. Sandy Berzins, Director of Research and Outcomes, have attended and presented Calgary Counselling Centre’s research at several local, national and international conferences.

In June of 2016, Robbie attended the Society for Psychotherapy Research Conference in Jerusalem, Israel, where she presented on improving outcomes at the agency level and the long-term follow-up of psychotherapy.

This pilot follow-up study provides evidence that Calgary Counselling Centre clients maintain changes made in counselling over time. The study which was focused on improving long-term outcomes was conducted by Simon Goldberg, a Doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and suggests that over a seven year period not only did client outcomes improve year over year, but counsellor outcomes also improved, making this the first study of its kind to demonstrate clinician change over time.

In late August and early September, Robbie and Sandy also presented research on the following:

  • Mental Health Outcomes in Child Welfare, and Implementing Feedback Informed Treatment in Counselling at the 22nd International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions World Congress in Calgary, Alberta.
  • From Outcomes to Impact in Child Welfare and Mental Health Counselling Outcomes in Child Welfare and a poster focused on Mental Health Counselling Outcomes in Child Welfare
  • The International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN 2016) in Calgary, Alberta.

We are proud to continue to be recognized as a centre of excellence for counselling research.

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