Hanita R. Dagan
Hanita Dagan is a Registered Psychologist and Member of the College of Alberta Psychologists, the Psychologists Association of Alberta and the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. She is also a Registered Parenting Coordinator and Arbitrator with the Alberta Family Mediation Society, a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Canadian Registry of Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as a Member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
For over a decade, she was a psychologist at an internationally renowned psychology Institute, receiving specialized training from some of the world’s most eminent therapists. Subsequently, she was a senior therapist at an Edmonton treatment center, directing the assessment and treatment of adolescents and their families.
Hanita has extensive experience working with relationships in general and high conflict families in particular. This has led her to focus her practice on high conflict issues, utilizing her expertise through; Mediation, Parenting Coordination, Parenting Time/Parenting Responsibilities Assessments (Bilateral Parenting Assessments), Practice Note 7 Interventions, (both Evaluative and Therapeutic), Parenting Counselling, as well as Counselling for Marital and Relationship concerns.
Hanita believes that positive and meaningful relationships form the foundation of our well-being and therefore, the resolution of conflict can improve these relationships for the benefit of the couples, children and families involved.
In her independent practice, Hanita brings her over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. As an assessor, she has comprehensive expertise conducting Parenting Assessments for custody and access, Unilateral and Risk Assessments, Practice Note 7 Interventions including; Views of the Child, Triage and Therapeutic Interventions, as well as the Assessment of the Psychological Impact of Personal Injury. She also provides Litigation Support.
As a therapist, she has a particular interest in relationship issues, including reunification counselling, couples counseling, parents and children of divorce, as well as in issues of depression, trauma and anxiety related concerns.
Hanita has been qualified as an expert witness and provided testimony to both the Provincial Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. She has presented at international conferences, lectured at the university level and has been involved in postgraduate teaching and supervision. Currently, she is a member of the board of the College of Alberta Psychologists. Hanita has volunteered as an Expert Witness for the University of Calgary Trial Advocacy Program.
Hanita is an active member of the Calgary community and has held numerous positions including that of President, on a number of charitable organization boards.