Although Corrick’s training in Clinical Psychology had a broad theoretical base, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) provides the foundation for much of his work.
Central to CBT is the notion that the way we think (the “cognitive” part), directly impacts our emotional and physical functioning and influences the way we act (the “behavioral” part).
Treatment aims to increase our awareness of cognitions (thoughts) and helps us challenge any dysfunctional thoughts or beliefs we might have. By doing so, we are able to change both our feelings and behaviours in a positive and productive way.
There is a large and continuing body of research which recognizes the effectiveness of CBT for a wide range of difficulties and personal challenges – such as anxiety, anger, depression, and stress management.
During his career, Corrick has gained experience in a variety of other techniques and theories:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Systemic and Community Psychological frameworks
Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Corrick considers his approach and theoretical orientation to be “eclectic” – that is, he adapts and draws from a number of orientations to suite the unique nature of each problem and each individual.
Corrick’s training and experience has provided him with the necessary resources to approach a variety of situations and difficulties in an effective and efficient manner.
Corrick believes therapy works best when it is collaborative. He is keen to foster a working relationship where the client is able to openly discuss challenges and the process of therapy. This approach helps clients meet their individual needs and goals.
Corrick welcomes individual differences and diversity in his practice.
Corrick’s practice is guided by the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists (Canadian Psychological Association) and the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) Standards of Practice.