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Mitchell Colp

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Mitchell is a Registered Psychologist who supports children, adolescents, young adults, and parents overcome the situational or ongoing challenges that impact their lives. He obtained his PhD in Child Psychology from the University of Calgary and focused his research on how individuals bounce back from significant life adversities. With experience gained from working in public and specialized educational settings, he functions as a private practitioner in the Calgary area. Mitchell provides comprehensive psychological assessments to identify and then treat developmental and mental health challenges.

When Mitchell is not performing psychological assessments or devising treatment plans, he can be found donning many academic, evaluation, and volunteer roles. He is Lecturer with Ambrose University and Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge, St. Mary’s University, and Cape Breton University. Mitchell teaches coursework across Canada on psychological assessment, mental health intervention, brain-behaviour relationships, research methodology, and statistics.

Mitchell is often contracted to school districts and health authorities to measure the impact of their success and the fidelity of established programs for supporting children, youth, and families in the mental health realm. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and presented community-based research at various local, national, and international conferences. Mitchell also serves as the Chair for the School Psychology Committee of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, where he advocates for increased access to school-based mental health support.

He is an avid curler and dog-lover, although he dislikes the cold and is often allergic to dogs. Mitchell currently lives in Airdrie with his wife Jennifer, enjoys playing his guitar, and believes that in an alternative reality he would have wound-up being a DJ.

Education

University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Doctor of Philosophy, 2016
School and Applied Child Psychology
2012 To 2016
Dissertation: Examining Academic Resilience as a Mediator of Post-Secondary Achievement and Retention
Advisor: Dr. David Nordstokke

University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Master of Science, 2012
School and Applied Child Psychology
2010 To 2012
Dissertation: Examining the Effectiveness of an Orthographic-Based Intervention for Children with Reading Disabilities
Advisor: Dr. Michelle Drefs

University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Bachelor of Science (Honours), 2010
Psychology
2005 To 2010
Dissertation: The Illusion of Inclusive Education
Advisor: Dr. Jasion Doiron

Job History

Life Support Mental Health
Clinical Director
Calgary, AB, Canada

Build Great Teams
Founding Partner
Airdrie, AB, Canada

Rocky View Data Solutions
Founding Partner
Airdrie, AB, Canada

Renfrew Educational Services
Psychologist
Calgary, AB, Canada

Rocky View Schools
Project Lead (Attendance Innovation Campaign) and Psychologist
Airdrie, AB, Canada