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Edmonton Capstone Project Presentations

Last Saturday, some of our third year counselling students presented their capstone projects to our new students at Orientation.

The diversity of projects represented really showcase the breadth of interests, experience and knowledge CityU graduates bring to the field.

The poster presentation represents one of the final steps in the Master of Counselling degree and each of the students commented on how the program transformed their thinking and practice.

Some of these presentations included:

Rohan Dave

His investigation in the specific mental health treatments to support the mental wellness of queer and trans people of color provided a much need view into the challenges experienced by this population. Acknowledging the barriers and discrimination these individuals face is a necessary first step to creating appropriate training for mental health workers to create a more robust support system.

Shireen Mohammed

She hopes her findings convince school districts to provide training for all new staff members about the impact of trauma on adolescents.  As students impacted by trauma may experience academic and learning difficulties and socio-emotional challenges, reviewing policies, practices and spaces within the schools may better help support these students reach their potential.

Jonathan Burkinshaw

Whose research project investigated the post-traumatic responses of emergency first responders from a positive psychology perspective hopes his recommendations will help prevent suicides within the first responder community.