Dr. Kenneth J. Barabash

Dr. Kenneth J. Barabash

Kenneth J. Barabash, Ph.D., RPT/S, R.Psych.
Registered Play Therapist/CACPT Supervisor
Registered Clinical Psychologist

Education and Affiliation

  • Registered psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP)
  • Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor with the Canadian Association for Child & Play Therapy (CACPT)
  • Membership with the Psychologist Association of Alberta (PAA), Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Psychological Foundations from the University of Victoria (UVic); dissertation research focused in the areas of process-outcome research, violence, interpersonal relationships and filial therapy to enhance parent-child relationships
  • Master’s of Arts (M.A.) degree in Psychological Foundations from the University of Victoria (UVic); thesis research focused in the areas of interpersonal relationships and developmental couples therapy
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from the University of Alberta (U of  A) with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in English studies

Current Practice Activities

  • Several years employee for public school board providing psychological assessments, individual counselling and play therapy services
  • Private practitioner at Beyond Words Counselling & Consulting, Inc.
  • Instructional Associate of graduate studies with the Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology (GCAP) at Athabasca University (AU)

Employment Experience

  • Career focus on a developmental approach of interpersonal  relationships in working with individual children, youth, and adults, as well as couples and families
  • Extensive experience working with children and youth presenting with vast needs and difficulties
  • Alberta Play Therapy Association (APTA) board member for several past years
  • Facilitated and developed marriage preparation courses

Specialized Registration & Training

  • Registered Psychologist (R.Psych.)
  • Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor (RPT/S)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)—Level II
  • Thought Field Therapy (TFT)

Specialized Areas of Practice

Play therapy (individual) and filial therapy (i.e., enhancing parent-child relationships through play)
Psychological assessments including psychoeducational (e.g., WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, WAIS-IV, WIAT-III) and psychosocial emotional/behavioural (e.g., BASC-3; CDI; BDI; attention/distractibility) and adaptive functioning (e.g., ABAS-3) assessments

  • Parent-child relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Personal Growth
  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families