More about Cory Hrushka

Welcome to Insight Psychological!

My main specialty is sexuality (including the standard sexual functioning and couple related difficulties, as well as LGTBQPA and BDSM) with a secondary focus on violence related issues, trauma and couple counselling issues (including custody and access/high conflict). I am a certified (Diplomate) Sex Therapist/ and Supervisor, an Associate in Sex Education, and a Clinical Sexologist.

I use numerous psychological approaches to achieve client success. My foundation is in client-centered, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) within a systemic model that focuses on pushing through issues for growth and success which also includes Gottman methods and those of Schnarch.

I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-processing (EMDR) techniques for recurrent traumatic images and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder issues.

 

Published Articles

 

Qualifications

  • PhD (Psychology), Northcentral University (Doctoral dissertation: Change and Big Five Traits among Men in Intimate Partner Violence Group Treatment: A Correlational Study)
  • Nationally Certified Custody Evaluator, Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators (PACE)
  • Nationally Certified Parenting Coordinator, Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators (PACE)
  • Clinical Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta
  • Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor (AASECT)
  • Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) for supervisors certification completed for adoptive, foster, kinship and private guardianship evaluations
  • Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) certification completed for adoptive, foster, kinship and private guardianship evaluations
  • Certified Clinical Sexologist (IASHS)
  • University of Alberta, LDA and Counselling Psychology Ph.D. programs
  • Certified Diplomate of Sex Therapy, (AASECT)
  • Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT)
  • Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology/Educational Psychology, UMD, Duluth. (Master’s Thesis: Depth of Self – Disclosure in Adult Children of Alcohol Problem Families)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Alberta, Minor in Sociology
  • Registered Psychologist (Alberta)
  • Certified Associate in Sex Education (IASHS)
  • Canadian Registry for Health Service Providers in Psychology. (CRHSPP)
  • Alberta Health and Wellness Practitioner

 

Affiliations

Past or Present

  • CPATH- Canadian Professionals Association for Transgender Health -Full member
  • WPATH- World Professionals Association for Transgender Health -Full member
  • ISSWSH- International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
  • CCPA – Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
  • AFCC – Association of Family and Reconciliation Courts (Member of the Alberta Chapter, Member of the Risk Management committee)
  • SSTAR- Society for Sex Therapy & Research, Full member
  • College of Alberta Psychologists
  • Psychologists Association of Alberta
  • Fees committee Chairman of the board (2009-2015)
  • Fees committee Board member (2005-2009)
  • American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, member
  • Approved by Canadian Forces and Veteran affairs Canada
  • Approved by Medical Services Branch for work with Aboriginal Clientele, Edmonton
  • Approved by Corrections Service Canada, Psychologist
  • Approved by Custody Mediation Program and Alberta Justice
  • Approved by Child Welfare/ Children’s services Alberta regions 3, 4 , 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10
  • Board of Directors for Patch Place – Member at Large
  • Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health
  • The Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis Affiliate Member (Alberta Division)
  • Alberta Council of Professionals in Sexual Health -ACPSH – SHAG

 

Certifications

  • Nationally Certified Custody Evaluator, Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators (PACE)
  • Nationally Certified Parenting Coordinator, Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators (PACE)
  • EMDR Level 1
  • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Hypnosis certification CSCH-Alberta
  • Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) certification- Assessor and Supervisor status
  • Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor (AASECT)
  • Certified Clinical Sexologist (IASHS)
  • Certified Diplomate of Sex Therapy, (AASECT)
  • Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT)

 

Languages

  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Custody Access Issues
  • Dealing with Divorce or Separation
  • Dealing with Infidelity
  • Family Violence
  • Internet/Gaming Addiction
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Trauma

I can also help with these areas:

  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Aspergers Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Bruxism and ‘Teeth Grinding’
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Communication Disorders
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Cross Cultural Issues Counselling
  • Dealing with Phobias
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Drug or Substance Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stepfamily Adjustment
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts (Idealization) and Survivor

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Schizotypal Personality disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Adlerian therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Crucible Approach (David Schnarch) Therapy Model
  • Existential Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Systems (Bowenian) Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Gottman Relationship Checkup
  • Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
  • Jungian Therapy
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Psychoanalytical Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Rational Emotive Therapy (RET)
  • Sex Therapy and Counselling
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Structural Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Assessments For Developmental Disabilities
  • Career Assessments
  • Custody Access & Parental Assessments (PN7, PN8)
  • Forensic Assessment Services
  • Intelligence, Psycho-educational and Memory Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Gender:

  • BDSM/Kink & Poly/Swing Relationships
  • Female Genital Pain Disorders
  • Fetishes and Philias
  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues
  • Male Sexual Issues
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Relationship & Love Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sex Therapy and Counselling
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Sexual Offending Behaviours & Violence
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Trans Counselling
  • Transformations Gender Transitions Program