About Katherine

katherine_schurer-2green-fragment  Katherine Schurer

MSc., PGDipClinPsyc. Registered Psychologist (AB)

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.