Partners

Stephen Carter Ph.D., R.Psych.

Brief Bio:

Dr. Stephen Carter has worked as a Registered Psychologist since 1992. Dr. Carter specializes in working with adolescents and children in the areas of counselling and assessment as well as parenting/psychological and custody assessments with adults. His work history includes employment as a teacher and a school counsellor prior to entering private practice. Along with working in private practice, Dr. Carter is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta. He was previously an Executive Director of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta for several years.
Dr. Carter has worked with children, adults and adolescents for many years and assists individuals and their families in dealing with serious problems including abuse, anxiety and depression, behavioural disorders, self-injurious behaviour, relationship problems and work stress. Dr. Carter has delivered many workshops, presentations and media interviews on topics such as assessment, grief and loss, effective workplaces, conflict resolution, behavioural disorders, high conflict divorce, school violence, stress management, ethics, running a private practice and expert witness testimony.

Primary Areas of Work:

  • Adolescent, child and adult / individual and family counselling
  • Academic / behavioural / intellectual / personality assessment
  • Consultation and professional training
  • Personal development / professional development workshops
  • Parenting / custody assessment
  • Family Restructuring Therapy / High Conflict Divorce Interventions

Professional Affiliations:

  • College of Alberta Psychologists
  • Psychologists’ Association of Alberta
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • Canadian Association of School Psychologists
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Shirley Vandersteen Ph.D., R.Psych.

Brief Bio:

Dr. Shirley Vandersteen is a Registered Psychologist and Certified Mediator. Dr. Vandersteen specializes in individual and couple counselling/mediation and in work-group intervention and consulting. She has written extensively on a wide range of psychology and work place topics for media, conference, and workshop presentations.

Dr. Vandersteen is a partner in the firm Carter Haave Vandersteen Bateman Vroon and maintains an active full-time private practice. She brings a gentle, common sense, and goal directed approach to her work as a therapist, mediator, and organizational consultant. She strives to empower her clients to achieve psychological health and personal well-being, and to experience the visible results of their therapeutic efforts.

Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Vandersteen served as a training and work group consultant in Human Resources with the Alberta government. Her duties included providing workplace assessment, employee/management dialogue training, and intervention. She offered these services in a variety of formats including change management and wellness seminars and organizational development interventions including the assessment and resolution of workplace conflict.

Dr. Vandersteen enjoys being actively involved with her young adult children, working out regularly for fun, health, and fitness, oil painting, and spending time with close friends and family.

Primary Areas of Work:

  • Individual, couple, and family counselling
  • Therapy for clients experiencing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression, mid-life, or relationship issues
  • Post separation/divorce counselling/intervention/mediation
  • Organizational Dynamics: work group analysis and problem solving, i.e. employee/management dialogue, intervention, mediation, management consulting, personal leadership: counselling, support, and training, and spirituality in the workplace
  • Change management counselling (conflict resolution, personal adjustment)

Professional Affiliations:

  • College of Alberta Psychologists
  • Psychologists’ Association of Alberta
  • Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards

Dr. Vandersteen has served as the Public Education Chair, President-Elect, President, and Past President of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta.

Jim Bateman, MA, R.Psych.

Brief Bio:

Mr. Jim Bateman is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta. He has been registered since 1996. As a Registered Psychologist, Mr. Bateman adheres to the ethical and legal guidelines that govern the profession of psychology. Mr. Bateman has extensive experience providing assessments, diagnoses and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. Depression, anxiety, anger management, learning issues, relationship issues, young child and adolescent concerns, and family systems are Mr. Bateman’s predominate areas of expertise.
Mr. Bateman has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Alberta, and a Master of Arts in Counselling from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington.

Primary Areas of Work:

  • Play therapy
  • Adolescent therapy and risk assessment
  • Relationship and marital therapy
  • Family therapy/blended family integration
  • Assessment services
  • Family restructuring therapy/high conflict
  • Divorce Interventions

Professional Affiliations:

  • College of Alberta Psychologists
  • Registered Family Practitioner
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Everett (E.J.) Vroon, MA, R. Psych.

Brief Bio:

Everett (E.J.) has been a Registered Psychologist since 2006. He has a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University in Langley, BC.

While he has experience in a number of practice areas, Mr. Vroon’s specialty in trauma counselling has become his main area of practice. Specifically, Mr. Vroon is an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) Therapist, and works extensively with survivors of trauma.  This population includes first responder groups (EMS, Firefighters, Police, Military, etc.) as well as private clients who wish to move past either developmental or situational traumas.

E.J. has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of challenges and special needs. He takes an evidence-based, best-practices approach to counselling, and enjoys facilitating acceptance, growth, and change in his clients. He has also had the opportunity to teach undergraduate students, served as President of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, and present at conferences and workshops.

Primary Areas of Work:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Return to Work assessment and counselling
  • Adolescent and adult counselling
  • Individual and Couples counselling
  • Group therapy

Professional Affiliations:

  • College of Alberta Psychologists
  • Psychologists’ Association of Alberta
  • EMDR Canada
  • EMDR International Association
  • Alberta Paramedic Association

David St. Arnault Ph.D., R.Psych.

Brief Bio:

Dr. David St. Arnault is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta. He has a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. St. Arnault has experience providing psychological counselling with school aged children, adolescents, adults, older adults, groups, couples and families. He works from a collaborative and integrative approach that is informed by the needs and preferences of clients combined with the various therapeutic approaches that he has training and experience providing (listed below). Dr. St. Arnault also has experience in conducting psychoeducational assessments with children, adolescents and adults; adult capacity assessments; employment selection screening; and formal adult psychological assessments. Finally, Dr. St. Arnault has experience facilitating group therapy with children and adults. In addition to Dr. St. Arnault’s clinical work at Glenora Registered Psychologists, he is also an associate Faculty member of St. Stephen’s College and a sessional instructor at the University of Alberta.

Primary Areas of Work:

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Mindful Experiential Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Professional Affiliations:

  • College of Alberta Psychologists
  • Psychologists’ Association of Alberta
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Associates

Jan Martin Ph.D., R.Psych.

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Michael Stolte, Ph.D.(Special Education), C.C.C., R. Psych.

Brief Bio:

Dr. Michael Stolte is a Registered Psychologist, a Canadian Certified Counsellor, and a registered health service provider with First Nations Inuit Health (FNIH) and Children’s Services. Dr. Stolte is an Associate in the firm Glenora Registered Psychologists in conjunction with his role as Director of Clinical Services for the Centre for Autism Services Alberta. Dr. Stolte is happily married with three children and is an active volunteer in his community.

Primary Areas of Work:

Dr. Stolte is able to provide therapy, consultation and assessment services. As a therapist, he has experience with individual, couple and family formats. Dr. Stolte consults for organizations involved in disability and autism intervention and also has experience in personal injury, custody, parenting, psycho-educational, clinical, vocational, and Court-ordered assessments/interventions.

  • Child, adolescent, and adult therapy
  • Individual, marriage, and family therapy
  • Psychological assessment (personal injury, custody, parenting, psycho-educational, clinical and vocational)
  • Depression, anxiety, addictions, parenting, adolescence and cross-cultural issues
  • High conflict, post-divorce, family restructuring therapy
  • Sworn in as an Expert Witness in psychotherapy and assessment

Dr. Stolte has a Ph.D. in Special Education (Educational Psychology) from the University of Alberta and a Master of Arts Degree (Counselling Psychology) with Great Distinction from Trinity Western University. Michael has been identified as a Canadian Institute of Health Research “Strategic Training Fellow in Autism Research”. His research focuses on community-based evaluation of autism supports and he is a regular contributor to the academic and professional community.

Professional Affiliations:

  • College of Alberta Psychologists (Alberta)
  • Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (Alberta)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (Canada)
  • Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (Canada)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (Canada)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (International)
  • Association for Scientific Advancement in Psychological Injury & Law (International)
  • International Society of Autism Research (International)

Erin Buhr, Ph.D., R. Psych.

Brief Bio:

Dr. Erin Buhr is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta. Prior to becoming a psychologist, she worked in community group homes with youth. She later obtained her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University in BC and then completed a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, where her research focused on motivation. Throughout Dr. Buhr’s work and training, she was exposed to many types of clients and modalities, and as a result, works in a few different areas of counselling and assessment. In counselling, Dr. Buhr primarily uses a “firm but fair” style that incorporates cognitive, emotion-focused, mindfulness, and person-centred theories to help people confront their problems to make important changes in their life.

One area Dr. Buhr works in is providing counselling to adults, particularly those experiencing trauma. Currently Dr. Buhr works with first responders such as paramedics, corrections officers, and police officers, and others who have experienced a single-incident trauma. In this work, she combines Judith Herman’s three stage model with prolonged exposure therapy. Dr. Buhr also works with adults in other capacities, such general stress management, self-esteem, and resolving anger.

Dr. Buhr works in high conflict divorce, specifically with PN7s. She works with separated couples, teens, and children who are experiencing problems related to conflict over co-parenting. With adults she utilizes Family Restructuring Therapy and with children and teens, Dr. Buhr utilizes play therapy, cognitive therapy, and emotion-focused therapy. Dr. Buhr also was conducts Voice of the Child interventions and reunification therapy.

Dr. Buhr has training in play therapy, and works with children with anxiety, depression, and those who are experiencing family discord using an integrative therapy model.

In assessment, Dr. Buhr provides psycho-educational assessments for children to test for learning disorders, attention-related problems, and other behavioural issues. She can provide similar testing for adults, and also engages in psychological testing to determine the presence of various disorders.

Primary Areas of Work:

· Individual counselling with adults, particularly those who have experienced trauma

· High conflict divorce

· Individual counselling with children/teens for anxiety, self-esteem, reactions to family conflict, and externalizing problems.

· Voice of the Child

· Psycho-educational assessments with children and adults for learning disorders, attention-related problems, and behavioural disorders; psychological assessments to determine the presence of a psychological disorder.

· Dr. Buhr is on the provider’s list for the Worker’s Compensation Board, First Nations and Inuit Health, and Veteran’s Affairs.

Professional Affiliations:

· College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP)

· Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)

· Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA)

· Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)

Dr. Buhr is the Chair of the Public Education Committee with the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta and provides supervision for University of Alberta counselling psychology students.