Meet Dr. Milena SpasojevicPh.D., R.Psych.
Dr. Milena Spasojevic is a Clinical Psychologist at WGM Psychological Services in Calgary, AB. Dr. Spasojevic is a registered provisional psychologist and completed her doctoral training at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She also holds a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and completed her Masters internship in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she worked primarily with adults coping with severe mental illness and substance dependency. She completed her doctoral internship at Morrison Child and Family Services in Portland, Oregon, serving underprivileged children and families in a community mental health setting. Dr. Spasojevic has extensive clinical experience working with culturally diverse individuals and families coping with severe emotional and behavioural problems stemming from trauma, poverty, substance dependency, foster care, child welfare involvement, and immigration, among other life stressors. Her treatment approach is highly relational and she works to facilitate self-awareness and change with individuals and families through empathy, trust, and compassion. Her focus at WGM includes providing treatment to individuals, couples, and families coping with and recovering from traumatic events.
Dr. Spasojevic is currently serving as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary in the School and Applied Child Psychology department where she has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Spasojevic has taught courses on assessment practice and theory, and child and adolescent counseling. Most recently, she was nominated for a Teaching Excellence Award via the University of Calgary Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Committee for her work in creating and teaching a course on cross-cultural psychology. Finally, Dr. Spasojevic is involved in conducting research on “Sexual exploitation prevention education for Indigenous girls,” a research project led by Dustin Louie, Ph.D. and funded by the Alberta Human Rights Commission.