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CRISIS MANAGEMENT PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

Dr.  Janice M. Vian,  Registered Psychologist                                                         Address:  #212, 1609 – 14th St.  SW    Calgary, AB,  T3C  1E4
B.Ed., M.A. (Education), Ph.D. (Clinical, School and Community Psychology)            Telephone: (403) 700-3339    Fax: (403) 244-2018
Member of the Canadian Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology            Webpage:   www.vian.name    E-mail:   jvian@telusplanet.net

I am a Registered Psychologist in the Province of Alberta, Canada, practicing in Calgary, with a catchment area of southern Alberta.  My professional office is in Calgary.  I am a member of the Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists, and I also maintain memberships in the College of Alberta Psychologists, the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, and the Canadian Psychological Association.  My Ph.D. was completed in Calgary, in 1988, in the fields of Clinical, School and Community Psychology.

Previous degrees include a Bachelor of Education with an English major and a Master of Arts in Education.  This M.A  provided an important basis for my orientation as a Psychologist, as it enabled me to pursue my interest in ethics.  It  involved considerable study of the ethical and philosophical implications of work in the “Helping Professions.”

Psychology is a Helping Profession, and so are all professions which involve work  intended to be beneficial to other people.  Professions such as Nursing, Medicine, Teaching, Physiotherapy, and Social Work, are also categorized in this way.  These vocations involve trying to help or assist their clients or patients or students.   They place special ethical demands on their practitioners: — demands which relate to the best interests of clients, and the relevant duties of practitioners to prioritize those best interests.

I was a teacher for several years, before returning to the University of Calgary, to study in the field of School Counselling and then at the doctoral level, in Clinical Psychology.

My studies were accompanied by valuable training in crisis work, as I was employed during my Ph.D. program, as a member of the Psychiatric Assessment Team, in the Emergency Department at Calgary’s Holy Cross Hospital.  My career has been mainly in private practice, under the business name  Crisis Management Psychological Services.