Harvey Brink attended the University of Alberta where he obtained a B.A. in
Psychology, and an Alberta Teaching Diploma, after which he taught special education
classes for two years. He then returned
to the U. of A. for 4 years and obtained a Master's
Degree in counselling/clinical psychology and completed his Ph.D coursework
requirements in counselling/clinical psychology, but did not complete his
doctoral dissertation because of family and work priorities. Harvey
has practiced as a psychologist for over 40 years and is a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists, the Psychologists
Association of Alberta (Life Member), and the Canadian Psychological Association,
the Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis - Alberta
Division. Mr. Brink is an active volunteer with several local organizations. He served as a part-time
psychology instructor at Grant McEwan Community College for two terms and was a tutored Psychology 411 (Introduction to Counselling)
for Athabasca University for 11 years. Over the years,
Harvey has served in several roles with the College of Alberta Psychologists where he is
currently on the Publications Committee. His passion has always been in private
practice, and his business (Pathways Psychological and Educational Services,
Inc.), has thrived for many years thanks, primarily, to word-of mouth
Much of Mr. Brink's work consists of providing treatment in the areas/concerns of: Abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, workplace); Addictions/Compulsions (e.g. co-dependency, substances, sex, work); Anger, Anxiety and Stress Disorders; Assessments (academic, addictions, attention- deficit/hyperactivity; behavioural problems; career decisions- (educational/vocational planning or changing); mood/emotions; moving through depression, grief/loss; intellectual abilities assessment; personality assessment (characteristics/understanding); post-traumatic stress disorder; relationship concerns -couple\family\workplace; parenting concerns; personality problems (self or others); stress; suicidal (thoughts and/or behaviours) , coping with a loss; and vocational planning or transitioning.
Harvey Brink has education, training and experience with many therapeutic modalities, but mainly draws on the following therapies: Adlerian, Behavioural, Client Centered (Rogerian), Clinical Hypnosis, Cognitive-Behavioural, Ericksonian, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Gestalt, Jungian, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Rational-Emotive therapy, and Reality therapy.
This psychologist, a practicing Christian, is a very accepting individual and clients from many races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions and cultures have found him to be respectful, accepting, and helpful.
is very community minded, and frequently is willing to donate his skills in photography. He
has been a Cub Scout leader, a Patron of Matchbox Theatre, a volunteer in many
capacities for Central Alberta Theatre, including directing, acting and
has spent many years on the executive of the Central Alberta Photographic Society . This professional is also a member of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce, and a past member of the Downtown and the Rocky Mountain House Rotary Clubs.
Although perhaps not youthful in years, Harvey is youthful in spirit, and in his love
of life and people has been described as "contagious" by his clients.
Harvey Brink ReachesRed Deer AB