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Tanya Lyons-Belt, MEd

Division of Student Success
Manager, Student Supports

Tanya manages the areas of Counselling Services, Accessibility Services, and Testing Services, bringing together these departments under the multi-disciplinary team of Student Supports. This collaborative approach reduces barriers for students who may access services from all three areas. 

Being a Registered Psychologist, her areas of recognized competency are Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Applied Research, and Teaching. She maintains an Authorized Practice Endorsement in these areas, which allows her to diagnose most neuro-developmental disorders. Tanya has experience within school divisions, colleges and universities (including Indigenous and Métis colleges), and private practice. 

Tanya’s most recent passions include trauma-informed practice, decolonizing systems, threat and risk reduction, prevention and aftermath response, and wrap-around services for students who are at-risk and vulnerable. 

  • Masters of Education, Educational Psychology, University of Regina  
  • Registered Psychologist (APE) #5559, College of Alberta Psychologists
Main Areas of Teaching

Inclusive Education
Educational Assessment

Scholarly Activity

Conference Presentations

Lyons-Belt, T. (2019, June). Our call to wellness: Decolonizing the assessment approach in higher education [Presentation]. Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) National Convention, Calgary, AB.

Lyons-Belt, T. (2014, Spring). Teaching diverse students: Exploring what it feels like to learn differently through simulations of common disabilities [Presentation]. Educators of Continuing Care Aides National Convention, Vancouver, BC.

Lyons-Belt, T. (2014, Spring). Supporting learners in your inclusive classroom [Presentation]. Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Faculty of Health Sciences Provincial Convention, Regina, SK.

Professional and/or RDP Leadership

  • Chair, Central Alberta Post-Secondary Regional Mental Health Committee
  • Chair, RDP Student Mental Health Working Group


  • CACUSS (Canadian Association of College and University Student Supports)
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • College of Alberta Psychologists
  • PADRA (Post-Secondary Accessibility and Disability Resource Association)
  • PAA (Psychologists' Association of Alberta
  • HCA (Healthy Campus Alberta)
  • HECMA (Higher Education Case Management Association)
  • NaBIT (National Association for Behavioural Intervention and Threat Assessment)

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