Prof. Brenda Stephenson

Associate Professor of Psychology

Phone: (905) 648-2139   Ext:4283


Office: 219F

Programs: Psychology


M.A. (1983), Psychology, Wheaton College
Thesis: Multiple Personality as a Borderline Condition

B.A. Hons (1987), Psychology, University of South Africa

B.A. Hons (1981), Social Work, University of South Africa

B.A. (1976), University of Natal


  • Abnormal Psychology (PSY-321)
  • Theory and Methods of Counselling (PSY-417)
  • Topics in Psychoanalytic Psychology (PSY-448)
  • The Psychology of Spirituality (PSY-458)
  • Internship (PSY-480)


Brenda Stephenson combines her scholarly/teaching work with a clinical practice. Her clinical practice not only keeps her therapeutic skills current, but also provides insight into what may cause suffering in a person and also where they find their meaning. Her scholarly interests focus on the interface of depth psychology with spiritual formation, especially in the work of C.G. Jung and in Mindfulness. To this end she continues to participate in intensive week-long training in Jungian psychology and in dream work.

Research Interests

  • Interface of spirituality and psychology
  • Jungian psychology
  • Depth psychology and its effect in clinical practice

Professional Memberships and Associations


Community Involvement

Partner Therapist with the CAP program at Shalem
Private Clinical Practice
Private Spiritual Direction Practice

Related Experience

  • Pediatric Social Worker (Oncology)
  • Clinical Social Worker/Psychologist in Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Church Counsellor
  • Private Practice as Psychologist (33 years)
  • Lecturer in Psychology (20 years)