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Joanne Ginter, MA

Associate Faculty

MA (1981); MA (2003), Registered Psychologist (Alberta) 

I am a Registered Psychologist with over 35 years of direct clinical experience working with adults, children, and families in a variety of counselling and school settings. I have two graduate degrees, Psychology and Religious Studies 

I am a member of the counseling team through Stoney Health Services providing mental health support to the Stoney Nakoda First Nation west of Calgary. I also have a small private practice in Calgary where I specializes in trauma and work with children and family using play therapy, hypnosis, and narrative approaches. 

I have taught at CityUSeattle, Calgary campus since Fall 2014; teaching diversity and culture, child and adolescent counselling; trauma; grief and loss, groups and practicum seminar. 


I published my book The Fifth Position: A Guide for Developing Intercultural Resiliency and Pluralism in 2016 and promoted the ideas from the book through a workshops and papers presented in the US, Canada and Europe. 


I believe that teaching is an opportunity to engage the student in one’s own process of learning and development to reach the highest potential for this stage of the student’s life. If life is a journey, then learning is just one aspect of that journey.

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