More about Brianna Kamphorst

I use a client-centered, strength-based approach and utilize evidence-based methods including play therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and Rapid Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR). I am currently enrolled in the play therapy certification program through The Canadian Association for Play Therapy and have completed levels 2 and 3. I believe that early relationships are a vital contributor to each child’s development and behaviour in life, and that a key piece in those early relationships is the development of play. I have significant experience working with children and teens in schools, homes, group home settings, and a correctional facility. In addition, I have several years of experience working with children and families who have special needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

I look forward to meeting you and supporting you in your wellness goals.

 

Qualifications

Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University, Fredericton, NB

Bachelor of Arts degree Psychology Major, Augustana University College, Camrose AB

 

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists

Psychologists Association of Alberta

Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy

 

Certifications

  • Level II Techniques of Play Therapy – Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy Certificate Program
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Alberta Health Services EMS CPR
  • Proven &Effective Play Therapy Strategies with Christine Dargon, Edmonton AB
  • Safe Management Training Certificate
  • Play and Emotion with Gordon Neufeld
  • Level III Techniques of Play therapy- Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy Certificate Program

 

Languages

    • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Aspergers Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Communication Disorders
  • Depression
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting Issues & Support

I can also help with these areas:

  • Anxiety & Panic Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Sensory Disorders

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Art Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Play Therapy