More about Brooke Hendricks

In addition to working in private practice, I spent several years as the Chief of Institutional Mental Health for Correctional Services Canada.  In that role, I led and developed a team of mental health professionals in providing services to federally sentenced offenders. Prior to becoming a psychologist, I worked with victims of crime as a victim advocate and in a law firm doing civil litigation. Working with both victims and perpetrators has exposed me to a large range of mental health concerns and provided me with a balanced perspective which informs both my counselling and assessment practices.

During individual counselling, I use a primarily client-directed, outcome informed approach, which means I work collaboratively with clients to find out what techniques will work for them given their therapeutic goals. I draw techniques from multiple theoretical orientations including Cognitive/Behavioural Theory, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapies.  Finding ways to help clients recognize the changes they are making and/or document their own progress is an area of interest of mine.

My primary passion is psychological assessment.  I believe being a competent assessor means making conclusions and recommendations based on integrating multiple sources of information.  Dependent on the referral question, these sources may include formal assessment measures, structured interviews, clinical interviews, collateral information, and observations. I am particularly excited about helping students and provisionally registered psychologists develop their assessment skills.

 

 

Qualifications

Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology, University of Alberta

Bachelor of Science granted with Distinction, University of Alberta (Psychology Specialization)

 

 

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists – Registered for autonomous practice

Psychologist Association of Alberta

Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

 

Certifications

Alberta Solicitor General Victim Advocate Certification

Certification in Critical Incident Stress Management

 

 

 

Languages

  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Stress Management

I can also help with these areas:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
  • Becoming a Parent or the Addition of Children
  • Career Changes or the Loss of a Career
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Moving From Your Residence
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Suicidal Thoughts (Idealization) and Survivor

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Career Assessments
  • Custody Access & Parental Assessments (PN7, PN8)
  • Forensic Assessment Services
  • Gifted / Intellectually Advanced Assessments
  • Intelligence, Psycho-educational and Memory Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments