Dr. Assen Alladin, PH.D, R.Psych.

I have been practicing as a Clinical Psychologist for over 35 years. I have worked with adolescents, adults and couples in various settings, including health centres, mental health clinics, the police service, and hospital-based in- and outpatient programs. Before training as a Clinical Psychologist, I was trained as a Psychiatric Nurse and a Social Worker and have worked in England, Saudi Arabia and Canada (Newfoundland and Alberta). Currently I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Calgary Medical School.

Speciality
As a result of my rich and broad experience, I am able to assess and treat a wide range of psychological, emotional, relationship, occupational, and health problems. My speciality includes:


  • Psychotherapy w/ Pre-Teens, Adolescents & Adults
  • Marital, Couple & Sex Therapy
  • Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Phobias & OCD
  • Stress-Related Disorders
  • Emotional Factors Interfering w/ Recovery from Medical & Psychological Problems
  • ADD/ADHD, School Problems & Learning Difficulties
  • Intellectual, Cognitive, Neuropsychological & Personality Assessments
  • Chronic Pain, Headaches & Migraine
  • Coping w/ Traumas, Accidents & Dissociative Symptoms
  • Excessive Behaviors – Smoking, Overeating
  • Lacking Confidence & Low Self-Esteem

Approach
My approach to psychotherapy is integrative. As most problems are complex, I combine different strategies, namely Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Mindfulness to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment. Over the past 35 years I have been researching and writing on evidence-based integrative psychotherapies, particularly Cognitive Hypnotherapy (combining CBT with Hypnosis). My study of Cognitive Hypnotherapy with Depression won the Best Research Paper from the American Psychological Association (Division 30) in 2005.

Research & Publication
Over the past 35 years I have been researching and writing on evidence-based integrative psychotherapies, particularly Cognitive Hypnotherapy (combining CBT with Hypnosis). My study of Cognitive Hypnotherapy with Depression won the Best Research Paper from the American Psychological Association (Division 30) in 2005.