The Temporary Registered Psychologist is a full-time position funded by the Ministry of Human Services, the United Way, and the City of Edmonton and reports to Dr. Kristopher Wells, Principal Investigator of the Family Resilience Project. The Temporary Registered Psychologist is responsible for providing evidence-based, short-term, and solution-focused professional psychological services (counselling and referral supports) to sexual and gender minority children, youth, and families/caregivers in the Edmonton area. The Temporary Registered Psychologist delivers counselling to children, youth, and families who are experiencing personal adjustment and/or psychological difficulties related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression that require professional attention. Although therapy and intervention services are emphasized, this position also provides case consultation to professionals, community organizations, and Edmonton Region Human Services staff on sexual and gender minority psychological issues, presents workshops and in-services, facilitates peer/parent support groups, and maintains outcomes data pertaining to client wellness, functioning, and program evaluation.
Under the direction of Dr. Kristopher Wells, Faculty Director for the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (iSMSS), the fYrefly in Schools Education Facilitator supports the program delivery of fYrefly in Schools in Edmonton and area.
iSMSS celebrates the vibrant diversity of our campuses by recognizing and supporting
important and collective efforts in creating welcoming, inclusive, safe, and respectful environments for sexual and gender minority students, faculty, staff, and allies.
Sexual and gender minorities represents an evolving constellation of identities including, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*,asexual, two-spirit, intersex, questioning, and queer.