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Meet Dr. Jennifer Short

Ph.D., R.Psych.

Dr. Jennifer Short has been in clinical practice since 2009. She has worked with first responder populations, adolescents and families with unique needs and complex mental health concerns, and individuals and families in crisis. Dr. Short works primarily from a Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) approach but is flexible in terms of adapting her approach to meet the individual needs of her clients. Her goal is to create an environment of acceptance, safety, and collaboration. Her areas of interest include: trauma, parenting, relationship issues, divorce and separation, grief and loss, identity concerns, life transitions, stress management, and sexually abusive behaviours. She is also proficient in conducting sexual risk assessments and violence risk assessments.


In addition to the provision of therapeutic services, Dr. Short provides a number of divorce-related and forensic services. These services include: Practice Note 7 assessments and interventions, Practice Note 8, parenting time/parenting responsibility assessments, litigation support, mediation, co-parent counselling, and parental fitness evaluations. Dr. Short also teaches masters level psychology students. She has taught courses on assessment, creating a working alliance, culture infused counselling, and methods of inquiry.


Dr. Short is a Registered Psychologist with an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a graduate degree in Counselling Psychology from Campus Alberta Applied Psychology. She completed her PhD studies in Forensic Psychology through Walden University. She is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (national and provincial chapters), the College of Alberta Psychologists, and the Psychological Association of Alberta. She is also listed on the Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists.