Get to Know Dr. Pat

Get to Know Dr. Pat 2017-09-11T05:40:31+00:00

Dr. Patrick Keelan Photo

Here are some facts about me…

About Dr. Pat - RunningInterests

My main interests are sports. I have completed 25 marathons including Boston and New York. I have completed triathlons at various distances including Ironman Canada in Penticton in 2010 and 2011 along with Ironman Coeur d’Alene in 2017. I also have a black belt in karate from the Amateur Karate Federation. For relaxation, I enjoy watching sports, reading, listening to music, going to movies, spending time with family and friends and visiting my brother’s cottage on Lake Winnipeg.Dr. Patrick Keelan Holds a Black Belt in Karate

Some favourites of mine

  • Newspaper:  ‘The Globe and Mail’
  • Magazine:  ‘Psychology Today’
  • Tim Horton’s order:  Large double-double
  • Breakfast:  Bacon, eggs, toast, coffee
  • Televsion shows–current:  ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘Prime Time Sports’
  • Television show–all time:  ‘Columbo’
  • Movie:  ‘Dave’, ‘The Fugitive’
  • Board game:  ‘Trivial Pursuit’
  • Drinks:  Milk, coffee, slurpee
  • iPhone App:  ‘White Noise’
  • Actor:  Michael Douglas
  • Author:  John Grisham
  • Songs: ‘Say Something’ by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera; ‘ Save the Best for Last’ by Vanessa Williams; ‘Style’ by Taylor SwiftAbout Dr. Pat - Juggling

‘Unusual’ skills

Juggling
Can name all the state capitals
Have run a sub-5-minute mile and a 2:45 marathon

Background, education and experience

I was born and grew up in Winnipeg. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Winnipeg where I was awarded the gold medal in psychology. I then completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Toronto.

After teaching and doing research at universities and colleges throughout Canada, I moved to Calgary in 2000 where I completed the requirements to become a registered psychologist specializing in counselling psychology.  From 2001 to 2012, I helped hundreds of clients at the Calgary Counselling Centre where I also supervised many men and women training to become psychologists. In addition to my work at the Centre, I was an instructor at Mount Royal University from 2000 to 2010.

Counselling Services by Dr. PatMore recently, I have been helping clients with their issues as a private practitioner with Mission Bridge Psychological Associates in Calgary and Myriad Psychology Centre in Cochrane, Alberta. I also continue to supervise budding psychologists.

I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and am a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta. I am also a certified therapist with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, organizations whose members have been assessed for proficiency in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).