Carlie Pagens, MA

Assistant Professor of Counselling/Internship Coordinator
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Teaches:

CO 790 Counselling Practicum I

CO 791 Counselling Practicum II

PSY 608 Adolescent Development

Teaching Philosophy

As an educator, I strive to create an environment where students can be excited to learn and grow. I believe that the classroom should be a safe space for students to learn, try new approaches, and dialogue about implications of what they are learning. My hope is to create a supportive learning environment for students to try new things without fear of failure or judgement, understanding that this can create new opportunities for learning. My goal is to help students build a strong theoretical framework that they can integrate into their therapeutic practice.

Background

I have over 10 years of experience working in the Mental Health and Addictions field, having worked in a variety of counselling and leadership roles. Much of my career has focused on providing mental health services to youth, young adults, and families in traditional and non-traditional settings. I particularly enjoy work related to counsellor development and clinical supervision.

I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and an Approved Supervisor with the Canadian Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (CAMFT).

Education

AA Biblical Studies - Briercrest College (2010)
BA Youth Ministry - Briercrest College (2010)
MA Marriage and Family Therapy - Briercrest Seminary (2014)

Research

Clinical Supervision
Youth Mental Health
I realized I could do an entire course in a week and do my Master's in a year. Not only can I work this around my operational ministry, it has increased my ability to provide timely and godly knowledge in these situations.
Capt. The Rev. Eric Davis