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.
Aliza Dadani is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist and a Certified Canadian Counsellor. Aliza is specialized in treating PTSD and other trauma related concerns. She is certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy and has completed extensive training in various trauma and suicide interventions. She has over 8 years of experience working with children, women and families who have experienced trauma. Aliza strives to create safety and stability for clients who are living with the chaotic and often debilitating effects of traumatic exposure.
Aliza has a passion for intercultural work and embraces an anti-oppressive approach. She recognizes how social factors contribute to the experience of mental distress. Aliza is committed to non-hierarchical care and believes in the importance of sharing power within the therapeutic relationship. She welcomes clients from all backgrounds, orientations and worldviews.
Aliza practices Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which outlines a 6 stage change process for managing anxiety, depression, identity issues, and relationship challenges. The ACT model provides opportunities for clients to live in the present, to gain confidence in their thought and emotional regulation skills, and to reflectively and authentically choose to live in the way most meaningful to them.
Aliza received her Graduate degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Lethbridge, and her Bachelors degree from Concordia University of Edmonton. She is the recipient of the 2017 Person’s Case Award for excellence in women’s research, and the 2013 ACGC (Alberta Council for Global Cooperation) Top 30 Under 30 Award.
Robyn is no longer with our practice. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss our clinical services.