Dr. Jeff Chang 

   psychologist   professor  supervisor  speaker   consultant  author

About Me

I'm a psychologist, professor, clinical supervisor, speaker/workshop leader, consultant, and author, living and working in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have a master's degree in counselling psychology from Simon Fraser University (1985) and a PhD in counselling psychology from the University of Calgary (2008). I am a Registered Psychologist in the Province of Alberta, a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor Mentor with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT).

As a Registered Psychologist for over thirty-four years, 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 at Athabasca University.

  • As a professor, I contribute to the training of the next generation of psychologists and counsellors by teaching, writing courses, and conducting and supervising research.

  • At Calgary Family Therapy Centre, an international training and research centre, I consult and teach.

  • In my private practice, I work with families experiencing high conflict divorce and disputes over parenting. I conduct assessments and consult to lawyers about the value of expert psychological evidence.

  • I am passionate about my role as a clinical supervisor. I have supported over forty Provisional Registered Psychologists to successfully complete their licensing requirements. I also supervise members to become Clinical Fellows of AAMFT or Registered Marriage and Family Therapists with CAMFT. From 2016 to 2020, I taught the Advanced Clinical Supervision in Psychology continuing education course operated by the Psychologists' Association of Alberta (PAA) and Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. I wrote and curate the on-line clinical supervision course now offered by PAA. I also teach the Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision course for AAMFT and supervision workshops for the Psychologists' Association of Alberta. I provide supervision mentoring and consultation to developing supervisors.

  • I lead workshops and speak on solution-focused and narrative ideas, family therapy, high-conflict divorce, and clinical supervision, locally, and worldwide.

  • As a consultant, I have used my experience developing and leading clinical services (community and school-based), a private practice, and educational programs to help others improve services and outcomes. I have provided expert opinion to regulatory bodies and professional associations when a member has been complained against. On the flip side, I also consult to therapists who are the subject of a professional complaint. 

  • As an author and editor, I work to generate publications that offer practical guidance to counsellors and therapists.


Land Acknowledgement

I live and work on Treaty 7 lands near the foothills of the Rocky  Mountains in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. These are the ancestral lands of three sovereign peoples, the Stoney Nakoda Nation, the Tsuut’ina Nation, and the Blackfoot Nation, as well as the Metis Nation of Alberta Region 3. ​I acknowledge my status as a settler and express my appreciation for the ancestral stewards of these lands.