Dr. Janette Hurley, MD, CCFP
Physician, Integrative Medicine
Janette was born and raised in Grenada, West Indies. She immigrated to Canada and earned a B.Sc. (Biology, Honours) and her medical degree from Dalhousie University, 1981 and did her residency at the University of Calgary, Internal/Family Medicine. Janette has been practicing family medicine in Calgary for the past 30 years. She is a graduate of the Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona (2006) and is a recipient of the prestigious Bravewell Fellowship Award, 2004 – 2006. In 1999, Janette was the recipient of the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/ AMA Scholarship which allowed her to pursue further studies at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, addressing the health care needs of the underserved.
Janette was the lead physician at the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre (DI), the largest homeless shelter in Canada. Janette was responsible for developing an Integrative Medicine program for the underserved. This is a unique societal service model to deliver Integrative Health Care services to the homeless, underserved and marginalized people in Calgary, involving both undergraduate and postgraduate medical students from the Faculty of Medicine at U of C. At the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of family medicine, she acquires great joy in teaching undergraduate medical students. Among Janette’s most significant accomplishments has been her leadership in the development and supervision of The Student Run Clinic at the DI. Janette continues to be the lead physician for the Student Run Clinic at the University of Calgary, which now operates out of 3 sites. The first site is The Inn from the Cold Shelter. This is a family homeless shelter in downtown Calgary. Janette actively teaches and encourages her students to practice Integrative medicine with the families especially the children who present with numerous viral illnesses. The second site is Project Homeless Connect Medical Clinic. This medical clinic is under the auspices of Calgary Homeless Foundation and run twice yearly at City Hall. It is staffed with medical students and residents with Janette and colleagues as preceptors. The third site is The Alex Bus, a medical clinic on a bus providing service to marginalized and homeless men.
Janette provides clinical services in addiction medicine at Health Upwardly Mobile (HUM). This team approach care model provides integrative addiction services to the community using an integrative bio-psycho-social-spiritual model. Janette continues to co-chair The Healer’s Art program at University of Calgary for MS1& MS2 students. Janette is forever humbled by the multicultural and socioeconomic diversity of the people whose lives cross her daily path. She recognizes that by serving and advocating for the well being of her patient population and utilizing an Integrative Medicine approach she can contribute to making Calgary a better city for all.
Kaylie Rodriguez, RPsych
Kaylie Rodriguez is a Registered Psychologist with an extensive background in addiction and mental health. Kaylie possesses additional credentials and certifications that reflect her expertise in the Substance Disorder field. Kaylie integrates biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of an individual utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Kaylie completed her Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She began her career as a clinician in the EFAP (Employee and Family Assistance Programming) industry conducting generalized counselling. She transitioned to the role of National Coordinator of Substance Assessments and Fitness-to-Work Assessments. In this role, she oversaw hundreds of assessments. Kaylie then worked for an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Facility. She provided individual and group-therapy services. At this point, she also acted as a consulting psychologist to a men’s residential treatment facility. Kaylie has also worked in a private firm where she consulted to other psychologists, corporate teams of occupational health nurses, human resource managers, and supervisors regarding substance issues as it related to the safety sensitive industries. In conjunction with consultation, she conducted assessments and provided psychotherapy to individuals and couples.
Kaylie completed her Clinical Certification in Hypnotherapy in 2014. Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool that helps to align the conscious and subconscious minds so they work collaboratively to achieve a goal. Kaylie uses hypnotherapy as a compliment to the recovery process in areas such as depression, anxiety, stress management, tobacco cessation, and pain management.
Joining the team in August 2013, Kaylie is a group therapy co-facilitator at HUM and participates in the Saturday Mixed Recovery Group and Tuesday Women’s Group, as well as does individual sessions with clients on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Effective January 2017, Kaylie will be on maternity leave and returning in spring 2017.
Eric Fisher, BSc, MSc CCC
Canadian Certified Counsellor
Eric Fisher is a mental health counsellor who has had experience in providing treatment in both inpatient and outpatient settings predominantly in the United States. He implements a holistic approach to treatment intervention that includes examining the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual facets since every person is unique in his or her struggles. The primary theoretical counselling approaches implemented by Eric are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, motivational interviewing, and client-centered elements such as being non-judgmental and displaying empathic understanding.
Eric received his Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counselling from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN, in 2009. Eric carried out his Master’s level practicum at Region IV/Timber Hills MH/MR Commission in Corinth, Mississippi, USA, where we worked in a community outpatient clinic providing individual and family counselling for the next three and a half years. Eric also independently managed a mobile therapy caseload in which he would visit individuals in their homes for counselling sessions. He performed pre-evaluations in the local hospital for patients who may require long-term commitment to psychiatric facilities. An evidence-based anger management group which emphasized assertiveness, CBT principles, and relaxation techniques was facilitated by Eric for several rotations.
In March 2012, Eric began his work in a residential treatment facility with the same organization as his outpatient position. He taught daily psychoeducation classes pertaining to addiction and mental health topics such as stress management and relapse prevention. During his 10 months at the treatment facility, Eric performed individual counselling with men and women recovering from addiction; sessions with both the person in recovery from addictions and their family members were also done. Eric became certified to administer and assess the SASSI (Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory) during intake procedures at the rehabilitation centre. Eric also served as an intern for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on two separate occasions during his university studies. One of the internships was located at the Washington, D.C. headquarters where he worked in the Office of International Operations, Middle East Unit.
Eric is a member in good standing of the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association. Eric joined the HUM team in May 2015 and is a group therapy co-facilitator and primarily participates in the Friday Men’s Group and Saturday Mixed Recovery Group.