Dr. Simon Nuttgens
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- 2004: Completed Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta, Department of Educational Psychology. Dissertation titled: The Life Stories of Aboriginal Children Raised in Non-Aboriginal Families.
- 1997: Completed M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta, Department of Educational Psychology. Thesis titled: A Narrative Study of Bereavement Among Survivors of Suicide.
- 1985: Completed B.A.(Honours)in psychology at the University of Victoria.
Job Titles and Roles
- Instructor Coordinator
- Chair of GCAP Research Ethics Board
- Vice-Chair of Athabasca University Research Ethics Board
Professional Designations and Affiliations
- Registered Psychologist, province of Alberta
- Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Primary Research Interests
My areas of research interest include professional ethics, research ethics, postmodern approaches to counselling, employment-related paternal absence, and First Nations mental health.
For the majority of my career (since about 1996) I have provided counselling primary to children, adolescents, and families. In my formative years as a counsellor I worked in residential youth treatment. Although many cringe at the thought of working with this often challenging populating, for me it helped fashion a skillset that champions a relational, collaborative, and creative approach to therapy. Currently I provide therapeutic, consultation, and training services to a community agency located in Penticton, BC.
Gazzola, N., Buchanan, M., Sutherland, O., Nuttgens, S. (Eds.). (2016). Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Canada.Ottawa, ON:Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Nuttgens, S. (2016). Challenges and opportunities in supervision. In B. Shepard & L. Martin (Eds.). Supervision of the Canadian counselling and psychotherapy profession (pp. 313-333). Ottawa, ON:Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Nuttgens, S. (2015). Working with clients using electronic platforms. In L. Martin, B. Shepard, & R. Lehr (Eds.), Canadian counselling and psychotherapy: Ethics-based issues and cases (pp. 385-399). Ottawa, ON:Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Nuttgens, S. (2015). Working with couples and families. In L. Martin, B. Shepard, & R. Lehr(Eds.), Canadian counselling and psychotherapy: Ethics-based issues and cases (pp. 305-325). Ottawa, ON:Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Nuttgens, S., & Chang, J. (2013). Moral distress among counselling interns: A call for research. Counselor Education and Supervision, 52, 284-296. Doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6978.2013.00043.x
Nuttgens, S. (2013). Stories of Aboriginal transracial adoption. The Qualitative Report, 18(3), 1-17.
Nuttgens, S. (2010). Biracial identity theory and research juxtaposed with narrative accounts of a biracial individual. Child and Adolescent Social Work, 27(5), 355-364. doi:10.1007/s10560-010-0209-6