Patricia Kostouros, RPsych, PhD

Academic title: Professor

Phone: 403.440.6440


PhD, University of Calgary
MA, University of Victoria
BA, University of Victoria
Diploma, Grant MacEwan College

Dr. Kostouros is Full Professor in the department of Child Studies and Social Work at Mount Royal University. Patricia’s research includes Intimate Partner Violence, student wellness, compassion fatigue, and trauma-sensitive teaching. Before academia Patricia managed a youth shelter, a women’s shelter, and was the Executive Director of a residence for women with a trauma history. Dr. Kostouros has written extensively on the topic of student wellness and is on the Editorial Board of the Relational Journal of Child and Youth Care Practice and is a reviewer for several other journals. Dr. Kostouros uses the pronouns they/them and she/her.

Areas of Instruction

  • Child and Youth Mental Health
  • Interviewing and Counselling
  • Assessment and intervention

Areas of Scholarship

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Post-secondary Student Wellness
  • Trauma-informed Teaching
  • Compassion Fatigue

Selected Publications

Kostouros, P., Scarff, B., Millar, N., & Crossman, K. (K.). (2022). Trauma-informed teaching for teachers of English as an additional language. Traumatology. Advance online publication.

Kostouros, P., Bennett, D., & McNicol, J. (2022). Student wellness in higher education: An ethical imperative. In J. Christensen Hughes, J. Mighty, & D. Stockley (eds). Taking Stock 2.0: Tramsforming teaching and learning in higher education. STLHE

Kostouros, P. & Kearney, S. (2021). Addressing compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction in supervision. Relational Journal of Child and Youth Care Practice, 33(4), 34-54.

Kostouros, P. & Warthe, D. G. (2020). Protocols and practices in emergency evacuation of women fleeing abuse. Grenwich Social Work Review, 1(1), 1-10.

Kostouros, P. (In Press, 2023). Labour-based Grading: An attempt to decolonize. Transformative Dialogues.

Selected Presentations

Kostouros, P. (2023). Decolonized Grading. International Teaching and Learning Conference. San Diego CA.

Kostouros, P., Briegel M., & McCallion C. (2023 Virtual). The importance of addressing compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction in supervision. Together the

Scarf, B*., Millar, N*. & Kostouros, P. (2022 Virtual). Vicarious trauma and trauma informed practice for language classrooms. Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Durham ON

Warthe, D. G., Carter-Snell, & & Kostouros, P. (2023). Gender-Based Violence and Disaster Preparedness. Shock proofing communities. Ottawa, ON.

Kostouros, P. (Oct 2022). Using the Compassion Fatigue scale as a supervision tool. National Child and Youth Care Conference. Canmore, AB

Relevant Community Service

Dr. Kostouros has been involved in preparing for regulation of the Child and Youth Care Counsellor profession. She has been involved with the Association of Counselling Therapists of Alberta

Dr. Kostouros has been involved with the Child and Youth Care Assocation of Alberta and was a recipient of their Visionary of the Year award in 2021