Meet Stacey Adelman B.ED, M.EDREGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST (#807)
STACEY ADELMAN, B.ED, M.ED
REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST (#807)
Stacey Adelman is the owner/founder of The Joshua Tree Learning Centre. She is a psychologist, teacher, coach, mentor and proud mom. She has a wealth of education and experience working in the fields of education and psychology. She is registered with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists with Authorized Practice Endorsement (APE), which allows her to diagnose psychological disorders. Her claimed areas of competence are Educational Psychology and Counselling Psychology in which she can provide counselling, assessment and consultation for children, adolescents and adults. She is a member of the Psychology Association of Saskatchewan (PAS), the Canadian Psychology Association (CPA) and the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF).
In August 2002, she completed a Master of Education in the Department of Educational Psychology in the area of Special Education at the University of Victoria. In May 1996, she earned a Bachelor of Education (Distinction) in the Elementary Program at the University of Regina. She also completed the requirements for Non-Categorical Resource Teaching Certification in August 1997 at the University of Regina.
In 2012/2013 she pursued her dream of teaching overseas. She was a preschool teacher with Saudi Aramco Schools in Saudi Arabia. Only 2 of her 14 students spoke English as their first language. This experience has helped her develop knowledge and experience working with children and families learning English. It was also a wonderful opportunity to travel many parts of the world with her husband and three children.
While employed as a registered psychologist at the Regina Catholic School Division and in private practice, she provided counselling and conducted psycho-educational assessments for children and adults. She has consulted and lead team meetings with parents, administrators, teachers, teacher assistants and a variety of support professionals.
Stacey has experience teaching both in the special education setting, and in the regular classroom.She has provided instructional programming for the cognitive, social and physical development for students with a wide range of special needs including Autism, Downs Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, ADHD, Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. She provided programming for individuals dealing with emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
Stacey truly believes the purpose of education is to develop the capacity to think. Education and counselling need to promote human learning and growth through inquiry and problem solving skills. It is therefore necessary to convey existing knowledge through a variety of teaching strategies that meet the individual needs of all students. Learning should be experimental and interactive. A holistic education is essential and should include physical, social and cognitive instruction as well as critical reflective thought.
My work in psychology and education is inspired by
my youngest brother, Joshua.
Joshua loved life and was committed to achieving his potential, despite the challenges he sometimes faced. From a young age, I learned the power of a holistic, collaborative approach to supporting Joshua meet his potential, and as his sister, I was honoured to be a part of his team.
Joshua achieved what many thought he wouldn’t, with the support of loving and devoted parents, a team of caring professionals, assistive technology, and a “two thumbs up” attitude from Joshua.