Dr. Jeff Chang

Dr. Jeff Chang


Contact information

Email: jeffc@athabascau.ca


I have been a Registered Psychologist in Alberta since 1987. I've worked in child and adolescent mental health programs as a front-line therapist, clinical supervisor, and program director; employee assistance programs; private practice; and, taught at eight post-secondary institutions. This breadth of experience in practice and teaching has prepared me for my current role as a professor in the Master of Counselling Program in the Faculty of Health Disciplines at Athabasca University. My teaching, course development, and research rely heavily on what I've learned in practice.

Outside of AU, I have several professional service and practice commitments. Currently, I serve on the board of Calgary Family Therapy Centre, an international training and research centre. I occasionally consult there on clinical cases and teach in their international training program. I also teach in the Post-Masters Certificate and Diploma in Couple and Family Therapy in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary and am an Adjunct Professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, where I participate as a committee member on doctoral dissertation committees and teach the occasional course.

Doing, teaching, writing about, and consulting on clinical supervision is a major focus of my work. Along with my wife and practice partner, Tracy Mitchell, we supervise a group of Registered Provisional Psychologists to successfully complete their licensing requirements. I developed and curate the Psychologists' Association of Alberta (PAA) online course in clinical supervision and teach supervision courses for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I'm a Supervision Consultant for the College of Alberta Psychologists, and the supervision columnist PAA's Psymposium newsletter. I provide mentoring and consultation to developing supervisors.

My other main practice area is high-conflict divorce. I conduct bilateral parenting evaluations (Practice Note 8), voice of the child assessments and individual adult assessments, and consulting with family lawyers.

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Research interests

  • postmodern therapies
  • children's and school-based mental health
  • clinical supervision
  • applications of psychology to family law

Educational credentials

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Counselling Psychology), Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary (2008)
  • Master of Arts (Counselling Psychology), Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University (1985)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Religion and Psychology), Trinity Western University

Professional affiliations

Earned clinical credentials

  • Registered Psychologist, Province of Alberta (July 27, 1987)
  • Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (1996)
  • Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (1997)
  • Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor Mentor, Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2020)

Professional memberships

  • Psychologists' Association of Alberta
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts