Corporate Trainings can be completed via in-person or virtual format on a variety of topics (which can be catered to the organization).
Our aim is to create a community where the stigma around mental health is dismantled. Let’s move forward together in empowering parents, caregivers, mental health professionals and educators in creating a more hopeful, dynamic future for our youth.
Tammy is a Registered Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. Tammy also has a Bachelors of Education from the University of Alberta and practiced as an elementary teacher in Edmonton before going on to complete her Masters degree in Psychology. Tammy is the Founder and former Executive Director of Family Counselling Centres, and the Co-Founder and Director of the Institute of Child Psychology.
Tammy has been working in private practice for the past decade in Alberta, primarily with children and their families. She also supervises offer clinical supervision masters-level counselling students, and provisional psychologists. Tammy also has a big place in her heart for animals developed an animal-assisted therapy program that operates from her property called ‘Hooves of Hope Ranch’ and founded the Child-Centered Animal-Assisted Therapy Association (www.ccaata.com).
Tammy approaches her clinical and educational work with parents and professionals with an attachment and neurobiological lens: all of her work is based on the neurology of the brain and how attachment is integral to adaptive functioning of both children and adults. As a child who endured much trauma in her past she speaks about her personal experiences with family substance abuse, domestic violence, emotional abuse, and how the power of connection is integral to healing and overcoming adversity.
Tammy is passionate, empathic, and down to earth. Her no non-sense approach, woven with humor and personal narratives makes her relatable and her information about mental health, interpersonal neurobiology, trauma, and attachment easy to digest for the audience.
Tania is a Registered Psychologist, a Registered Play Therapist and the Co-founder of the Institute of Child Psychology.
She completed her undergraduate studies in South-Africa before engaging in a one year, full time internship in Chicago at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. During this internship year, she worked with oncology patients and their families. She focused primarily on supporting those who were in the Stem Cell Unit.
In 2012, she received her Masters of Counselling from City University of Seattle. During her Master!s degree and in the years following, Tania and her husband lived with and cared for a sibling group of four. Tania’s clinical work has forever been changed by the four children- with the importance of relationship, consistency, and honouring resiliency being central to everything that she does.
Since completing her degree, Tania has worked in a private practice setting with a range of clients. She currently specializes in parent coaching- believing in the importance of empowering parents with therapeutic tools to create long term shifts in their families. She works primarily from an attachment based perspective. This means that she works with clients to explore how early relationships impact how we come to understand our self, other people, and the world. Tania’s approach is depth focused, while maintaining a strong emphasis on healing strategies.
Tania co-founded the Institute of Child Psychology with Tammy Schamuhn in 2016. Together, they believed that the most impactful way to change a child’s life is by empowering the adult’s in the child’s life. This vision continues to drive all of the Institute’s work.