Counselling & Clinical Services

Counselling & Clinical Services aims to provide accessible and compassionate psychological and psychiatric services to U of A students. Using a short-term therapy model, we help students improve their personal, social, and academic well-being. We offer consultative services to the University of Alberta community, like opportunities for faculty and staff to consult with us regarding students of concern, as well as provide supervision and training to graduate students in psychology.

Why seek help

There are many reasons why you might want to visit us. Some common issues that students come to us with are depression, social anxiety, self-harm, grief, disordered eating, relationship problems, perfectionism, and adapting to life in Canada. Our goal is to help you overcome the challenges currently impacting your mental health so you’re able to have the best possible experience at the U of A.

Initial Consultations

Initial consultations (ICs) are the first appointment that students have in order to access individual counselling, psychiatric, or group therapy services (drop-in workshops don’t require an individual consultation).

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Services

Therapy
We provide students with professional psychological therapy and treatment emphasizing a shorter-term model, including individual, relationship, and family therapy. We assist students with a wide range of mental health and life concerns.

Drop-in Workshops
Workshops are casual, one-time events that teach participants practical and realistic strategies to deal with a particular mental health topic.

Group Therapy
Groups are ongoing and offer a supportive and safe environment for participants to learn strategies to overcome psychological challenges. Joining a therapy group requires an initial consultation.

Workshops on Demand
We offer free workshops by request to university students, staff and faculty with four weeks notice.

Faculty and Staff

We offer a variety of services and training to faculty and staff, including consultations, diffusion, presentations, and workshops.
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Internships and Practica

We train and supervise counselling psychology students through internship and practica placements, as well as individuals who have completed graduate programs and are seeking their hours of supervised practice required to become a Registered Psychologist.
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Resources

We've compiled a variety of resource sheets to provide information and strategies on common mental health topics, available in both English and Mandarin.

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