Margaret Clarke, PhD (Cand.)

Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
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Marriage and Family Therapy

  Hope is the belief that change is possible. A skillful counsellor can lend hope when clients are short on their own. (Miller, W. and Rollnick, S., Motivational Interviewing, 3rd Edition) 

Teaching Philosophy

As an educator I strive to be collaborative, developmental, and aware of the needs of adult learners. I see my role as both a facilitator of knowledge and also a mentor in the counselling profession. I hope to provide students with both a solid theoretical foundation as well as practical skill development. I love equipping students to be excellent counsellors!


I have over 15 years of experience in the counselling field, having served in a variety of counselling, leadership, research and education roles. I describe myself as a systemic, person-centered therapist who employs a variety of therapeutic methods, such as family therapy, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy. I am a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and an Approved Supervisor with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT). I am also a Registered Counselling Therapist with the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.


PhD Candidate, Educational Administration– University of Saskatchewan (anticipated completion 2021)
MA in Marriage and Family Counselling – Briercrest Seminary (2005)
Associate in Ministry Diploma - Canadian Bible College (1995)


Clergy Resilience
I learned not to take the easy answers when dealing with Scripture and theology, but to deal with uncomfortable and challenging questions, wrestling with both the text and my own biases to best determine what is true and God-pleasing.
Trevor Loken