Office of Advocacy & Wellbeing

Meet the Psychologist

Dr. Jaleh ShahinDr. Jaleh Shahin is the in-house psychologist for the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD), University of Alberta. She has developed the FoMD’s in-house mental health program and has been responsible for management and provision of all aspects of psychological services offered to FoMD learners.

Dr. Shahin holds a doctorate and a master of education in counselling psychology degree from the University of Alberta, as well as a bachelor of science degree in biology and psychology (Honors) from McMaster University. She also teaches in several Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education programs and has delivered numerous local, national and international presentations and workshops.

Clinically, Dr. Shahin has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families providing mental health services including assessment, diagnosis, intervention, consultation, workshops, research and program evaluation. She has experience working in a wide variety of settings including primary care, hospitals, community mental health clinics, university clinics, and private practice. Over the past seven years, Dr. Shahin’s research and clinical practice have primarily focused on issues related to medical professionals’ mental health and well-being across the continuum of their training.

Dr. Shahin is a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists, College of Psychologists of Ontario (inactive), Canadian Psychological Association and the International OCD Foundation.

Examples of issues for which you can access support

  • Mood disorders (Depression, bipolar disorder, etc.)
  • Anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias
  • Trauma, sexual abuse/assault, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders and disordered eating
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sexual orientation, identity and gender expression
  • Stress management and burnout
  • Critical incidents and vicarious trauma
  • Self-harm and emotion regulation
  • Relationships and family concerns

Treatment Modalities

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (EXRP)
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness
  • Gottman method (couples therapy)