About Katherine

katherine_schurer-2green-fragment  Katherine Schurer

Registered Psychologist (AB) – Clinical Psychologist

Katherine was born and raised in Calgary. She completed her undergraduate degree (B.Sc. in Psychology) at the University of Calgary.

After deciding to train as a Clinical Psychologist, Katherine re-located to New Zealand where she completed her graduate (M.Sc. in Psychology) and professional training (Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology, PGDipClinPsyc.) at Victoria University of Wellington. Katherine worked as a Registered Psychologist for the New Zealand Department of Corrections as well as a Forensic Mental Health Service for several years before returning to Calgary in 2008.

Since returning to Calgary, Katherine registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists (#3514) and has worked as a Counsellor in several post-secondary institutions providing personal, career, and academic counselling to students. Katherine began her own psychological practice in August 2012. She is a Full Member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta.

Katherine enjoys working with a wide range of adults. She has a special interest in working with people experiencing life transitions (i.e., moving to a new place; becoming a parent; relationship changes; changing jobs or returning to work) as well as artists and other creative types. She has developed expertise in the areas of: loss and grief; stress management, relationship difficulties, cross-cultural issues; immigration experiences; personality disorders; personal growth; and perfectionism

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In 2016, Katherine became an Advanced TMHI Certified TeleMental Health Practitioner. She plans to begin providing distance Counselling in 2017.


Katherine published an article in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, examining the relationship of culture, stress, coping, and adjustment in New Zealand adolescents.

Katherine has appeared on television to discuss the psychology of turning 40.






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