Meet our team

at the University of Calgary Psychology Clinic


Brae Anne McArthur

Dr. Brae Anne McArthur, Ph.D., R.Psych

Clinic Director

Dr. Brae Anne McArthur is a Registered Psychologist and the Director of the University of Calgary Psychology Clinic. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology: Applied Developmental Emphasis from the University of Guelph and completed her internship in Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology at Alberta Children’s Hospital. Dr. McArthur has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. She has held clinical roles working in inpatient clinics, outpatient clinics, schools, and paediatric health settings. She is an active clinical supervisor and has a passion for supervising and teaching the next generation of psychologists.

Dr. McArthur’s program of research focuses on understanding individual and family level risk and resiliency factors that influence child development and mental health. As an expert on child development and mental health, she has published over 40 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. McArthur’s work has been widely covered in the media, including CNNCBCGlobal News, and Reuters, and she engages in knowledge translation to the public through community presentations, policy reports, and op-eds published in the Conversation Canada.

Darian Mahmi

Darian Mahmi

Clinic Coordinator

Darian Mahmi completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from MacEwan University with a double minor in Gender Studies and Sociology. She has experience as an Administrator and Client Care Coordinator working for a private practice in Edmonton. Darian has extensive volunteer experience with the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She intends on furthering her education to become a Registered Psychologist that specializes in sexology and has a particular interest in providing culturally safe counselling. 

As Clinic Coordinator Darian is responsible for performing an array of administrative duties and serves as the central point of contact for clients, students, Supervisors, and the Clinic Director at University of Calgary Psychology Clinic.



Clinic Supervisors

Dr. Jen Ference-Belhomme

Dr. Jen Ference-Belhomme, Ph.D., R.Psych

Dr. Jen Ference-Belhomme is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta, who specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. She received each of her degrees from the University of Calgary, including her BA (Hons.) in psychology (2008) as well as her M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Clinical Psychology (2018).

She completed her pre-doctoral residency at the Alberta Children's Hospital, where she has continued to work since 2017 covering various medical clinics (e.g., Sleep, Tourette’s/Movement Disorders, Pain & Rehab, Neurosciences, etc.).

Dr. Jen also runs a private practice, Azalea Child Psychology Services, where she focuses on her areas of specialty including assessment of and treatment for neurodivergent conditions, like Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, learning/intellectual disabilities, as well as a variety of mental health concerns affecting young people. Her work as a psychologist is rooted in the scientist-practitioner model, which she adheres to in her assessment, therapeutic, and supervisory roles. Dr. Jen is passionate about supervision, clinical teaching, and mentorship, which she offers in each of her roles, particularly while working in our clinic.


Dr. Elisea De Somma

Dr. Elisea De Somma, Ph.D., R.Psych

Dr. Elisea De Somma is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta. She received her Master of Arts and PhD in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University, and completed her pre-doctoral internship in Pediatric Psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Dr. De Somma has experience working with children, youth, and their families, and has received training in large tertiary care centres, including the Centre for Addition and Mental Health and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). She currently holds a position at Alberta Children’s Hospital in the Medical Psychology program. At the University of Calgary Psychology Clinic, Dr. De Somma supervises Clinical Psychology graduate students conducting cognitive and psychoeducational assessments with children, youth, and young adults. She offers training in supervision and has a passion for clinical teaching and mentorship.