Faculty & Staff



Pat Kostouros

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Areas of Instruction
Counselling theory and skills, Group Process, Trauma, Family Intervention, Self-care, Policy

PhD, University of Calgary
M.A., University of Victoria
B.A.., University of Victoria 

Phone: 403.440.6440
Email: pkostouros@mtroyal.ca




Scholarly Interests

  • Mental health of post-secondary students
  • Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Professional Community Service Interests

  • Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta
  • Post-Secondary Student Mental Health

Research and Scholarly Projects


Garrow-Oliver, S., & Kostouros, P. (2014). Desks in rows. Transformative Dialogues 7(3).

Kostouros, P. (2013). My father was not my father; An attempted understanding through a Ricouerian lens. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics. June http://jah.synergiesprairies.ca/jah/index.php/jah

Warthe, D., Kostouros, P., Carter-Snell, C., & Tutty, L. (2013). Stepping Up: A Peer- To-Peer Dating Violence Prevention Project on a Post-Secondary Campus. The International Journal of Children, Youth and Families.
 Kostouros, P. (2012). Depicting and framing the trauma of another. In, H. Smits & R. Naqvi (eds). Thinking about and enacting curriculums in frames of war. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (pp. 99-114)

Research in progress

  • 2015 Nexen Scholar’s program. Depicting Trauma: The student experience.
  • 2015 Post-secondary Student BreathingRoom TM Experiences
  • 2014 “ Stepping Up.” Co-Principle Investigator with Warthe, G. & Carter-Snell, C.


  • April 2015 Stepping Up: Reducing Dating Violence on a Post-secondary Campus End Violence Against Women International
  • Mar 2015 Psychological First Aid Golden Hills School Division Rockyview District Alberta
  • Feb 2015 Compassion Fatigue After Disaster Assistance Centre for Community Disaster Research Mount Royal University, Calgary Alberta
  • Jan 2015 Stepping Up: Reducing Dating Violence on Post-secondary Campus
    Clute Institute: Maui, Hawaii
  • Jan 2015 Depicting Suffering in Teaching Clute Institute: Maui, Hawaii