Faculty and Staff

Donna Jamieson

Assistant Professor
Chair, Department of Child and Youth Care


M.Ed. (Alberta); CCYC

9-414H, City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Donna Jamieson is an assistant professor with and chair of the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care Department at MacEwan University. She was the program supervisor for an Alberta government program that provided assessment and intervention for “high risk” families for nearly twenty years. In this role, she provided consultation, supervision and training to staff and other professionals, as well as direct assessment and intervention to families. She also developed and delivered a variety of treatment groups for families where abuse or neglect was a concern. Later she managed a team of multi-disciplinary regional consultants who provided consultation and parenting capacity assessments of complex families involved with Human Services.

Ms. Jamieson became a registered psychologist (now retired) and a certified child and youth care counsellor in the early 1980s. She is committed to the advancement of the child and youth care field. A regular columnist for the Relational Journal of Child and Youth Care Practice, she co-edited a textbook, Standing on the Precipice: Inquiry into the creative potential of child and youth care practice, and she presents at numerous conferences and workshops. In 2012, she was awarded the Child and Youth Care Counsellor of the Year Award in recognition of her work with Alberta children, youth and families; and with the child and youth care profession. 

Family systems; family intervention; group theory; group work; separation, transition and loss; attachment; child abuse and neglect

Teaching and Research Interests

Donna worked with high risk children, youth and families for twenty years prior to coming to MacEwan. As part of this role, she provided clinical supervision to CYC family support workers, consultation and training to other professionals and direct services to families and numerous treatment/educational groups. Families remain her passion except now she gets to teach students about family theory and intervention. Separation and loss are also topics that she believes are critical to her work and she frequently teaches classes and workshops in this area.

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta, certified member
  • College of Alberta Psychologists, retired member