About

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

I grew up on the Island of Mauritius and was educated in England, where I trained as a Psychiatric Nurse and a Social Worker before going into Psychology and Clinical Psychology.  I worked as a Clinical Psychologist in England for 10 years before moving to Canada in 1990.

In Canada I worked at the Waterford Hospital, St. John’s, Newfoundland, before moving to Calgary in 1993. For 2 years I worked as a Psychologist with the Calgary Police Service and from 1995 to 2013 I have been at Foothills Medical Centre. Now I am in full-time private practice in Calgary, Alberta.

In addition to working for public hospitals and in private practice, I have been a Professor, a scholar, and an editorial consultant to several professional journals. Currently I am an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary Medical School. I teach and supervise Psychiatry Residents. I also provide training in Clinical Hypnosis and Cognitive Hypnotherapy locally, nationally and internationally. Moreover, I teach the following courses:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Dissociative Disorders

Education

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of  Manchester , 1991
  • Diploma in Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society, 1983
  • M. Sc. In Psychopathology, University of  Leicester, 1981
  • B.Sc. Hons. In Psychology, University of London, 1978
  • Diploma in Social Studies, University of London, 1975
  • Registered Nurse, Royal College of Nursing, 1971

Honours

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Fellow of the Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis – Alberta Society
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Best Research Paper, American Psychological Association, 2005

Licensure

Registered with Alberta College of Psychologists

Professional Affiliations/Memberships in Professional & Learned Societies

  • American Psychological Association
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • College of Alberta Psychologists
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • American Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
  • International Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis – Alberta Society

Professional Services

  • Immediate Past President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis: 2017 to date
  • President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis: 2016
  • Conference Coordinator, Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis – Alberta Society: 2007 to date
  • Secretary, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis: 2010-2011
  • President,  Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis – Alberta Society: 2007-2009
  • Education Chair, Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis: 2007
  • President, Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis – Alberta Society: 2004-2007
  • Vice President, Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis – Alberta Society: 1998- 2003
  • Secretary, Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis – Alberta Society: 1995- 1997