Dr Jody Carrington

Clinical Psychologist
Participates in 4 items
  Dr. Jody Carrington is a Clinical Psychologist who has spent most of her career working with children and families who have experienced trauma. For ten years, she worked on the Mental Health Inpatient Units of the Alberta Children’s Hospital, where she became a believer in the power of the relationship in assisting children and their families who are struggling with emotional disregulation. She has developed a particular passion working with teachers and school staff, who often spend more time during the day that their primary caregivers do. Most recently, she presented at CASSA in July 2017, discussing with superintendents across Canada the mental health “crisis” in our classrooms. 


She believes that human connections shape neural connections. Through the relationships that children have with their caregivers and their teachers, they begin to develop the “story” of themselves and others around them, and they decide two things: whether they are worthy of love and support and whether they are capable and competent beings. Children are in constant search of the “bigger, stronger, kinder, wise”; they need an anchor. When they have these things in place, they have a much greater chance of developing into strong, healthy, and competent learners. Together, we will spend some time talking about the Power of the Relationship inside and outside of the classroom in assisting children in developing these skills and how critical (and life changing) these relationships can become.


  

Sessions in which Dr Jody Carrington participates

Thursday February 15, 2018

9:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:45 AM
10:45 AM
1:15 PM
1:15 PM

Friday February 16, 2018

9:00 AM
9:00 AM