CASA Family Therapy Program 

CASA’s Family Therapy Program helps family members to understand each others’ needs and find better ways to work together.


The program focuses on strengthening the ability of parents to support children with a mental health disorder, improving family relationships and helping other professionals to support families with complex dynamics.


This specialized program is evidence-based, trauma- informed and family-centred.

The Program

The Family Therapy team uses evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment approaches including:

  • Cognitive behavioural techniques to work on thoughts and manage actions.

  • Emotion-focused therapy to help couples improve their relationships.

  • Education to help families better understand mental health challenges and the impact on family.

  • Motivational interviewing to engage families in the process of change.

Who It’s For

  • Families with complex dynamics and at least one child under 18 years of age who has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

  • Families living in the Edmonton area or Central or Northern Alberta.

Referrals must be made by a health professional, such as a physician or therapist, through centralized intake at Alberta Health Services: 825-402-6799