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Carmen Arth

Carmen Arth, PhD, RSW, AAMFT
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Vice President, Campus Life

Office: AH107
Phone: 780-378-8459
Email: carmen.arth@concordia.ab.ca

Courses Taught
Psy 223 – Developmental Psychology
Psy 324 – Adult Development and Human Aging
Psy 332 – Communication and Counseling Skills
Psy 339 – Abnormal Psychology
Psy 435 – Clinical and Counseling Psychology: Theories and Applications

Academic Interests
Counseling Theory and Practice
Narrative Inquiry and Narrative Therapy
Positive Psychology
Critical Psychology/Queer Theory
Social, Cultural and Gender Discourse
Supervision and Development of Professional Identity

Research Interests
I am a Marital and Family Therapist with a focus on challenging the oppressive constraints of dominant social, cultural and gender discourse. I am interested in using qualitative research to explore the impact of dominant or ‘grand’ social and cultural narratives on substance use/misuse. I am also curious to look at how the shifting discourse of gender and sexual identity theory impacts lived experience.