About Me


Dr. Naheed Jawed is a Registered Clinical psychologist providing assessment and treatment services to children and adults in Airdrie and Calgary. Her specializations are in Clinical and Forensic psychology and she has over 19 years of experience providing psychological services. Dr. Jawed completed her graduate studies from universities in Florida and Arizona and has worked both in the United States and Canada.

Dr. Jawed's experience involves working with clients in the community, sometimes referred to as the "worried well," individuals with more severe mental illness, dually diagnosed individuals (those suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues), and forensic clients. Her experience also involves provision of psychoeducational assessments, i.e. assessments for learning disabilities or ADHD for children and adults. Dr. Jawed has worked in Federal and Provincial correctional institutions providing psychological risk assessments and treatment. As a Clinical manager for a national Employee Assistance firm, she gained extensive experience with human rights and disability legislation related to the workplace, work-related psychological injuries and accommodations, and substance abuse and fitness to work assessments. Interest in human rights has led to Dr. Jawed providing psychological assessments related to mental health claims in cases of immigration, individuals fleeing from persecution, and torture.

Dr. Jawed provides both psychological assessment and treatment services. She is well versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Solution focussed therapy, and Interpersonal therapy among other schools of thought. Similar to the importance of a psychologist-client fit, the fit of a client to the therapy style is also important. Therefore, Dr. Jawed's therapeutic strategy is tailored to each individual client's relating style and needs.

Dr. Jawed's emphasis in therapy is on your undiscovered strength and resilience so that you can achieve the goals that are important to you. She believes that life's adversities provide a varied backdrop for opportunities of self-learning and self-healing. Dr. Jawed is grateful for the opportunity to accompany you on a journey that leads to such a sense of empowerment.

Dr. Jawed would be happy to provide an initial 15-minute complimentary phone or in person consultation so that you may assess if the psychologist fit is appropriate for you.

Ph.D General Psychology
Doctoral dissertation: The Relationship of Guilt and Shame to Post-traumatic Stress among Instrumental and Reactive Offenders
Second place winner for Dissertation of the Year

M.S. Clinical Psychology
Master's Thesis: The Relationships among Homophobia, Sex-Role Rigidity, Heterosexism, and Homosociality
The Relationship Between Homophobia, Sex-role Rigidity, Heterosexism, and Homosociality

10/03-Present           Registered Psychologist, Alberta (Clinical and Forensic psychology specialization)
12/01-Present           Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida, USA (Inactive status)

Professional Memberships
2014-Present           Golden Key International Honour Society
2009-Present           Canadian Psychological Association
2003-Present           College of Alberta Psychologists
1993-Present           PSI-CHI Psychology Honors Society

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