SOPHIE Y. YOHANI, B.A. (Psych. Honors), M.Ed., Ph. D., C.Psych.
Dr. Sophie Yohani is a chartered psychologist with training and experience in psychological, educational, and neuro-psychological screening and personality assessments, as well as individual, group, and family counselling. She is a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP), Psychologists Association of Alberta (PAA), and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Dr. Parkins’ practice involves the assessment of learning, memory, attentional, psychological, and developmental disorders in children and adults. She also counsels individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, adjustment and relational issues. She brings to her practice professional experience in hospital, educational, correctional, and community settings.
Dr. Parkins maintains a special interest in childhood and adult trauma and the experience of hope and resiliency in individuals. Her doctoral research investigated the effects of war trauma and migration on refugees and interventions that promote hope and resiliency. She is a frequent guest lecturer at post-secondary institutions in Edmonton and she has conducted workshops locally and nationally in this area. Dr. Parkins held the faculty position of Senior Associate Clinician at the University of Alberta’s Division of Clinical Services as part of her doctoral internship. She has taught and supervised in a graduate-level assessment course and currently holds a part-time teaching position in the Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta. Retaining an active interest in research, Dr. Parkins is currently the prairies coordinator of a national (Canadian) longitudinal study on the health and well-being or immigrant and refugee children.