ARCH Psychological Services 2021
ARCH  Arches create passages and bridges. They link and connect. They are both strong and open. An ARCH is a visual metaphor for the therapeutic process.
A Quick Look Back ARCH came into being in 1987 with Dr. Al Riediger as a founding partner. The practice established its home in the Commonwealth Building in 1989. Mr. George Lucki became involved in 1998. Mr. Lucki and Dr. Riediger entered a partnership in 2004. The practice has continued to grow through the establishment of a service contract with the Youth Assessment Service Center in High Prairie in 2006, contractual service agreements with CFSA service regions throughout Northern and Central Alberta, the opening of an office in Saint Albert in 2013 and the opening of our Grande Prairie office in 2014. In 2019, a new partnership was formed between Dr. Riediger, Hilda Huj, and Stasia Lucki in order to facilitate the improvement and development of services offerred at ARCH. In 2021, ARCH continued to help clients with Dr. Riediger and Ms. Huj as partners, while Ms. Lucki continued her work with Alberta Health Services (AHS). With these changes, Dr. Riediger and Ms. Huj opened an Calgary office in order to help serve Albertans better.
Serving as a Resource to the Community ARCH receives referrals from an expanding network of sources. We are pleased to receive referrals through current or past clients and self referrals through referral agencies such as this website, the Psychologists Association of Alberta, referral service, Theravive, Psychology Today, and media contacts. Many referrals come directly from physicians, lawyers, psychologists, allied professionals, Correctional Services, as well a wide variety of community agencies, churches, and various Indigenous networks. We are happy to provide consultation to anyone seeking assistance in maaking an effective referral. Serving a Variety of Client Needs We serve clients of all ages, faiths, ethnicities, gender identities, and gender orientations. Our psychologists are skilled in helping clients with emotional distress involving anxiety, depression, trauma, or family conflict. Identified problems may involve relationship issues, cognitive or learning disabilities, legal conflicts, employment concerns, addictions, sexual problems, or physical health concerns. Providing a Comprehensive Range of Services We provide a wide range of psychological services. These include individual, couples and family therapy. We also provide a comprehensive range of psychological assessments. These include components of emotional, cognitive, developmental and relationship dynamics. Frequently, we provide parenting assessments, custody and access evaluations, personal injury assessments or forensic assessments required in sentencing, determination of fitness to stand trial, curative discharges, guardianship applications, etc. We serve as a resource to other psychologists, providing psychometric scoring and consultation. Specialized Projects and Services Throughout our history, we have undertaken specific projects and developed specialized services in response to needs presented to us. We developed an “Integrated Community Sexual Abuse Intervention and Healing Program” and conducted this program under funding through the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. The program involved more that 30 Aboriginal communities in Northern and Central Alberta. We also conducted a workshop on Community Interventions for Child Sexual Abuse in locations throughout Alberta and provided consultation to the Yellowhead program which provided a community treatment approach for incest offenders and their families. Under Corrections Canada, we provided a post-release treatment program for offenders in their home communities throughout Northern and Central Alberta. We also provided assessment and treatment services for offenders. In addition to the above programs we have provided services in a number of areas. We have two psychologists who have been qualified to provide independent assessments to the Adjudication Secretariat dealing with continuing residential school abuse claims. We have provided expert assessment and testimony in Dangerous Offended and Dangerous Sexual Offender hearings. We have developed intervention programs to address problems such as self- harm, fire setting, etc. and pioneered the use of distance therapy (Telepsychology). We design and provide Professional Assistance Programs and have a strong background in Employee Assistance Programming and employer consultation. Professional and Community Contributions Dr. Reidiger was founding board member of the Psychologists’Association of Alberta and is past president of that organization. He has been providing supervision to numerous Provisional Psychologists as they prepare for admission to our profession, while Ms. Huj has been doing the same with practicum students. Both partners are also directors of the Collaborative Institute for Psychological Health. Dr. Reidiger has served on the Northern Alberta Appeals Committee for Legal Aid. He also has experience in teaching at the College and University level. We provide a great variety of staff training presentations to allied professionals, law enforcement personnel, and to the public through personal and media presentations.
ARCH Psychological Services 2021
ARCH  Arches create passages and bridges. They link and connect. They are both strong and open. An ARCH is a visual metaphor for the therapeutic process.
A Quick Look at ARCH ARCH came into being in 1987 with Dr. Al Riediger as a founding partner. The practice established its home in the Commonwealth Building in 1989. Mr. George Lucki became involved in 1998. Mr. Lucki and Dr. Riediger entered a partnership in 2004. The practice has continued to grow through the establishment of a service contract with the Youth Assessment Service Center in High Prairie in 2006, contractual service agreements with CFSA service regions throughout Northern and Central Alberta, the opening of an office in Saint Albert in 2013 and the opening of our Grande Prairie office in 2014. In 2019, a new partnership was formed between Dr. Riediger, Hilda Huj, and Stasia Lucki in order to facilitate the improvement and development of services offerred at ARCH. In 2021, ARCH continued to help clients with Dr. Riediger and Ms. Huj as partners, while Ms. Lucki continued her work with Alberta Health Services (AHS). With these changes, Dr. Riediger and Ms. Huj opened an Calgary office in order to help serve Albertans better.