This is an ongoing list of references for items contained on this website.

Counselling Competencies

Social & Cultural Diversity

Kennedy, M. (2018). Anti-fat bias in counsellors. Speech presented at American Family Therapy Academy Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas.

Human Growth and Development

Courtin, E. & Knapp, M. (2017). Social isolation, loneliness and health in old age: a scoping review. Health and Social Care in the Community, 25(3), 799–812. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12311

Ellwardt, L., van Tilburg, T., Aartsen, M., Wittek, R., & Steverink, N. (2015). Personal Networks and mortality risk in older adults: A twenty-year longitudinal study. PLoS ONE 10(3), e0116731. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116731

Kennedy, M. (2018). Why I hate developmental psychology. [Scholarly project].

Kennedy, M. (2018). Ageing well: Nature and nurture in old age. [Scholarly project].

McFadden, S. H., & McFadden, J. T. (2011). Aging together: Dementia, friendship, and flourishing communities. Retrieved from

[Photograph found in NewsBiscuit]. (2018, January 17). Retrieved April 10, 2019, from (Originally photographed 2018, January 17)

Stirling, E. (2010). Valuing older people: Positive psychological practice. Retrieved from

While, A. (2017). Loneliness is a public health issue. British Journal of Community Nursing, 22(2), 102.

Career Counselling

Kennedy, M. (2018). A Path to justice: Career theory in action. [Scholarly Project].

The Great Vocations Conversation[Photograph found in Church of England]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 10, 2019, from

Assessment, Research & Program Evaluation

Elgie, B. (2014, March 31). The science of harm. Retrieved April 9, 2019, from

Green, S. (24 March 2019). Opportunity vs. termination. Retrieved from

Counselling in Practice

Areas of Specialization

Disability cartoon [Photograph found in IStock Photo]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 10, 2019, from

Head Bumps to Concussions: How Any Type of Brain Injury Can Affect You. (2016, March 2). Retrieved April 10, 2019, from Head Bumps to Concussions: How Any Type of Brain Injury Can Affect You (Originally photographed 2016, March 2)

Shooglet. (2018, March 15). [Photograph]. Photos by Shooglet, Womanly Magazine. Retrieved April 10, 2019, from

Quasar, D. (n.d.). A Pride Flag Reboot [Photograph found in Kickstarter, Portland]. Retrieved April 10, 2019, from

Youth Banner [Photograph found in MTC Australia]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 10, 2019, from

The Helping Relationship

Kennedy, M. (2017). Final reflection paper: Where to next? [Scholarly project].

Maracle, L. (2014). Celia’s Song. Toronto, ON: Cormorant Books.

Castelmezzano, P., & Elise, T. (n.d.). Questions from the margins: questions to ask a new counsellor. [Infographic]. Retrieved August 10, 2018, from

Future Directions

Calgary Family Therapy Centre. (n.d.). Tentative announcement of a Two-Week Externship in: Systemic Family Therapy. Retrieved April 10, 2019, from

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. (2019). The Profession & Regulation. Retrieved April 10, 2019, from

College of Alberta Psychologists. (2019). About the college [Scholarly project]. In Https:// Retrieved April 10, 2019.

Jones, B., & Las Vegas News Bureau. (2018, September 25). Las Vegas Strip [Photograph]. 15 must-see attractions on the Las Vegas Strip, CNN.

University of Guelph. (n.d.). 2009001 Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program. Retrieved April 10, 2019, from

Professional Self-Care

Kennedy, M. (2019). EDPS 644: Thoughts on reflective consultation [Scholarly project].

Miller, S., Hubble, M., & Mathieu, F. (May/June, 2015). Burnout: New approaches to rekindling the flame. Psychotherapy Networker, 39(3), 18-23, 42-43.

Nagoski, E. (2015). Come as you are: The surprising new science that will transform your sex life. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

Wiest, B. (2019, March 22). Michelle Dang on Instagram: "so so true #Repost @mia.mingus (@get_repost) ・・・ I love this. (AND i also *love* a good piece of cake. ) How do we dig deeper when it..." Retrieved March 31, 2019, from

Mentors and Inspiration

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