Brian Guthrie PhD, RSW

Academic Title:  Associate Professor,  Member of Clinical Registry

Areas of Instruction:

Social Work with Groups. Social Work and Mental Health


PhD, University of Calgary
M.S.W. University of Calgary
B.S.W., University of Calgary           

Phone : 403.440.7087
E-mail: bguthrie@mtroyal.ca



Scholarly Interests:

Dr. Brian Guthrie earned his Ph D at the University of Calgary with a specialty in research in clinical practice. He is currently  an Associate  Professor at Mount Royal University in the Child Studies and Social Work Program and an affiliate of Center Community Disaster Response (CCDR). His research areas of interest are psychotherapy outcomes and disaster mental health specifically psychosocial emergency response.  

Professional Community Service Interests:

·       Board Member Education Beyond Borders 2017

·       Clinical consultant Community Resource Team (CRT) Woods Home 2015-2017

·       Medical Mission Haiti Citie Soliel. Mental Health Therapist. February 2012.

·       Member of National Psycho-Social Responder Team/ P-SEPRT Project Health Canada. Appointed 2002-.

·       Trauma Counsellor G 8 Summit Conference Kananaskis, AB. 2002.

·       Professional Resource for Canadem (Canadian Resource Bank for Democracy and Human Rights) 2000-.

·       Member of Calgary Community Mental Health Committee (CCMHC) of the Alberta Regional Mental Health Advisory Committee ( RMHAC ) 2000-2006


Research and Scholarly Projects:

Gallop, C. & Guthrie, B. (in press). Identifying the Unique Qualities of Service-Learning and Traditional Practica: How These Educational Approaches Contribute to the Development of Professional Identity in Social Work.

Guthrie, B, (in press). Reflections on providing Single Session Therapy in post-disaster Haiti. In M. F. Hoyt, A. Slive, M. Bobele, A. Slive, J.Young, & M.Talmon, (Eds.).Single-Session Therapy by Walk-in or Appointment: Clinical, Supervisory, and Administrative Aspects. New York: Routledge.

Guthrie, B. (2016). Single session therapy post disaster in low and middle-income countries. Intervention; International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict. Intervention, (14) 1. pp 18-32.

Guthrie, B. (2014). Therapy-in-the-round: The art of effectively teaching group psychotherapy.  In K. Flores (Ed.), Reimaging Education. Empowering Leaders. Inspiring Change. (Volume 4). City University of Seattle, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Guthrie, B. (2013). Psychosocial emergency response: Team perception of preparedness and response pre and post mobilization to the 2010 Winter Olympics. International Journal of Mental Health, (V. 41) (3), 24-44.

Guthrie, B. (2013). Next generation teaching and learning: Adopting and adapting web 2.0 to pedagogy. In K. D. Kirstein and C.E. Schieber (Eds), Innovations in Teaching Adults: Proven Practices in Higher Education (Volume 2) (pp. 117-148). City University of Seattle, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Guthrie, B. (2011). Facilitating a transformative learning environment: A case study of its use in a graduate level psychology course. In K, D., Kirstein, J, M., Hinrichs and S, G., Olswang (Eds.), Authentic Instruction and Online Delivery: Proven Practices in Higher Education (pp. 391-411). City University of Seattle, Seattle, Washington, USA.