Heidi Erisman, MC, MBA, BGS (Psych), Senior Associate

I value the opportunity to work with members of my community who seek to effect positive change in their personal and professional lives.  I am committed to the acceptance of diversity that includes race, culture, religion, and sexual orientation.  I believe that people are social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, physical and occupational beings, and I am committed to working with clients collaboratively to achieve their goals.

HAVE A QUESTION FOR HEIDI? YOU CAN REACH HEIDI AT: herisman@insightpsychological.ca

Edmonton

Biography

My professional background includes ten years as a mental health therapist as well as twenty years as an Executive Director for multiple not-for-profit organizations. I also served as an executive coach and mentor to individuals and teams.  My research focus for my MBA drew upon the work of sociologist, Jack Mezirow and his theory of perspective transformation, a view that examined how people used critical self-reflection to consider their beliefs and experiences.   My study explored how the perspective transformation process shaped and transformed business leaders.

I work collaboratively with others in their professional and personal lives to identify their needs and provide them with resources and support as they move toward their goals.  Added to my business education and experience, I am trained in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy,  Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Gottman’s Relationship Therapy. I am keenly interested in providing an integrated practice of coaching, counselling, and/or training to provide clients with service that addresses their unique circumstances.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Workplace psychological health and safety
  • Grief, loss, trauma, and other psychological issues affecting work or relationships
  • Critical incident response
  • Human rights and discrimination
  • Workplace harassment, bullying, and abuse
  • Dysfunctional team rebuilding
  • Leadership/Executive development
  • Work and personal performance enhancement
  • Not-for-profit operations and leadership
  • Small business operations, marketing, and finance

 

Qualifications

Education and Professional Designation(s)

  • Master of Counselling Psychology
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of General Studies (Psychology)

Additional Certification(s)

  • Certified in the use of Benchmarks 360 Degree Assessment Suite, Centre for Creative Leadership
  • Canadian Association of Pastoral Education, 3-year internship
  • Hendricks Institute of Colorado, Couples Therapy Certification
  • Gottman’s Relationship Therapy, Level One
  • Gottman’s Relationship Therapy, Level Two

 

Affiliations

Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

 

Service Areas:

  • Critical/Traumatic Incident Response
  • Dysfunctional Conflict and Performance Deterioration
  • Employee Wellness and Psychological Health
  • Individual and Workplace Assessments
  • Management Difficulties and Development
  • Performance and Conflict Management
  • Safety and Human Rights
  • Workplace and Employee Wellness
  • Workplace Harassment, Bullying & Violence

 

Professional Experience

  • Psychological services
  • Not-for-profit management
  • Board and governance
  • Small business management
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Financial management