2022 YEG CONFERENCE PRESENTER SPOTLIGHT
TAMMY SCHAMUHN, R.PSYCH., ICP CO-FOUNDER
CHILDHOOD ANXIETY: HELPING CHILDREN HEAL
Anxiety is the #1 mental health issue facing children and teens today; and only 10% of youth get the help they need. Tammy Schamuhn, our Co-Founder & psychologist, will be speaking about anxiety at our upcoming conference in Edmonton (our hometown!). This course has been newly updated to integrate Yale University’s Anxiety Program (S.P.A.C.E) and is jam packed full of the most recent research, strategies, and insights to bring calm and resiliency into the life of a child who is struggling. Whether it’s generalized anxiety, OCD, somatic complaints (i.e., headaches, stomach aches), avoidance, racing thoughts, or perfectionism– this course is for you! Taught to sold out audiences in every corner of the globe, this course is here to empower and inspire you.
Tammy is a Registered Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. Tammy also has a Bachelors of Education from the University of Alberta and practiced as an elementary teacher in Edmonton before going on to complete her Masters degree in Psychology. Tammy is the Founder and former Executive Director of Family Counselling Centres, and the Co-Founder and Director of the Institute of Child Psychology.
Tammy has been working in private practice for the past decade in Alberta, primarily with children and their families. She also supervises offer clinical supervision masters-level counselling students, and provisional psychologists. Tammy also has a big place in her heart for animals developed an animal-assisted therapy program that operates from her property called ‘Hooves of Hope Ranch’ and founded the Child-Centered Animal-Assisted Therapy Association (www.ccaata.com).
Tammy approaches her clinical and educational work with parents and professionals with an attachment and neurobiological lens: all of her work is based on the neurology of the brain and how attachment is integral to adaptive functioning of both children and adults. As a child who endured much trauma in her past she speaks about her personal experiences with family substance abuse, domestic violence, emotional abuse, and how the power of connection is integral to healing and overcoming adversity.
Tammy is passionate, empathic, and down to earth. Her no non-sense approach, woven with humoUr and personal narratives makes her relatable and her information about mental health, interpersonal neurobiology, trauma, and attachment easy to digest for the audience.