Dr. Jody Carrington - Kids These Days: A Game Plan For (Re)Connecting


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Over the past 15 years, Dr. Jody Carrington has assessed, treated, educated and empowered some of our most vulnerable and precious souls on the planet. As a child psychologist Jody rarely treats kids. She believes the answer lies in the big people who hold them. This is especially the case when kids have experienced trauma, as this is when they need the adults in their life the most.

Before Jody started her own practice and speaking across the country, she worked at the Alberta Children’s Hospital on the inpatient and day treatment units where she held families with some of the difficult stories. They taught her the most important lesson: we are wired to do hard things. We can handle those hard things so much easier when we remember this: we are wired for connection.

This all started when Jody received her Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Alberta. She completed a year-long internship with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during that time and worked alongside families struggling with chronic illness at the Ronald McDonald House. She received her Master’s degree in Psychology at the University of Regina and completed her PhD there as well, before completing her residency in Nova Scotia.

In this episode Dr. Jody Carrington speaks to parents, caregivers and teachers sharing ideas on how to move from burnout to recovery while working our way toward adjustment and grief. With so many changes, losses and unknowns, we as humans need time to honour all that has happened to us during the pandemic. Jody suggests increased mental health concerns could be on the radar for the next few years. Bringing her witty, genuine and candid approach to the conversation, Jody validates what is real, relatable and affirming to many.





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