DR. AL-NOOR MAWANI, PH.D., R.PSYCH
Dr. Mawani has his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba. He also has a B.Sc. From the University of Western Ontario and his B.A. from the University of Alberta. He also received additional training at the Mind-Body Medical Institute at Harvard University in Boston, MA. Additionally, Dr. Mawani continues to enhance his skills through seeking out different areas of practice that can enhance the services he provides. This includes learning about and incorporating principles of Positive Psychology into his practice.
Dr. Mawani’s Ph.D. dissertation focused on the use of Mindfulness based strategies in conjunction with Cognitive and Behavioral strategies in the management of chronic pain and co-occurring mental disorders such as anxiety and depression. He also focused upon holistic care and spirituality in the management of chronic disease. He has spoken internationally on the subject of mindfulness and has also spoken locally to various groups about subjects related to mental illness and mental health.
Since graduating, he has assisted individuals in the use of various treatment types for the management of depression, anxiety, and other disorders, including much longer standing psychological issues. He uses cognitive and behavioral strategies as well as mindfulness and acceptance based interventions as a part of treatment.
Throughout his training, Dr. Mawani focused on being able to provide his patients with the most current treatment available, tailored to the specific needs of the individual. His advanced level training not only means that he is able to assist with the complexity of issues people face but also can help problem solve large issues so that they feel more manageable and workable.
Dr. Mawani incorporates principles of Evidence Based Practice and the utilization of Empirically Supported Treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Mindfulness based treatments and Client centered care in the services he provides. Dr. Mawani is also EMDR level II trained (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) for the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Dr. Mawani has a particular interest in the use of mindfulness and acceptance based treatments for chronic disease management as well as various mental illnesses. He uses these skills in individual and group based work as well as presents to small and large groups on a variety of mental health, chronic disease, and wellness based topics.
Aside from his private practice, Dr. Mawani teaches at the University of Calgary, Department of Psychology and is a Clinical Psychology Program Practicum training supervisor and a Calgary Clinical Psychology Residency Program supervisor. He is also an active member of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Psychological Association of Alberta.
Robyn Englund, MSW, RSW
Robyn Englund* completed her Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from Acadia university; Post Degree BSW from St. Thomas University; and Masters in Clinical Social Work from Dalhousie University.
Robyn specialized in the area of Eating Disorder for 12 years; within the field of eating disorders her career experiences included the manager for the Eating Disorders Centre of New Brunswick and YWCA of Moncton Eating Disorders Centre manager and therapist; and working as a therapist and consultant for the Calgary Eating Disorders Program (inpatient, day treatment and outpatient programs).
Other important clinical experiences have included working as a counsellor in student services at Mount Allison University; and working as a therapist in the mental health day treatment program for patients with longer standing clinical issues at the QE2 in Halifax; and working for the Center for Organization Research and Development at Acadia University.
Robyn enjoys working with patients of all ages who struggle with psychological, behavioural, and health related issues. Areas of special interest include: eating disorders; family therapy: dating/relationship issues; issues related to intimacy and sex; motivational work; assisting people with finding balance in their lives; group therapy; issues related to navigating changes in life (i.e. retirement, divorce, and parenthood); issues related to self esteem and identity; and grief and infant loss.
Areas of specialized training include: Treatment of individuals with eating disorders; narrative therapy, DBT, Maudsley treatment for eating disorders, Motivational interviewing; Feminist therapy; systems therapy; family therapy; multi-family therapy; meal therapy; CBT; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; and emotion focused therapy.
*In independent association.