York University Psychology Clinic (YUPC)

YUPC is a state-of-the art mental health and training centre community associated with the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Health at York University. The clinic provides a range of leading-edge, effective mental health services to keep people of all ages living healthy, productive lives.

COVID-19 Clinic Plan

While the physical location of the clinic is closed, the clinic continues to operate during this pandemic through virtual portals.  All inquiries and questions should go to our email address - yupc@yorku.ca

  • Therapy: We are accepting new clients who will be offered services through secure, encrypted videoconference (Zoom health) or by telephone.
  • Psychological/Psychoeducational assessments:  We are providing comprehensive assessments again through the use of limited in-person testing and virtual contact.
  • Continuing Education: The remainder of the 2021 and winter 2022 program will be offered through videoconference.

Telephone intake appointments can continue to be booked.  Please send an email to yupc@yorku.ca if you wish to book an intake appointment.

Upcoming Event:

Parent Education Workshop:  Child & Family Well-Being During COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused upheaval to family life.  With that has come feelings of uncertainty and stress for many children and families.  To assist parents/caregivers navigate through this turbulent time, Dr. Heather Prime, Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychology at York University, will share knowledge about what builds resilience within the family.

This virtual parent education workshop is being held on Monday March 1, 2021 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  The topics covered in this workshop include: promoting parent well-being and mental health, promoting healthy family relationships and effective ways of responding to children's distress.  The fee for the workshop is $50 and it is limited to 30 registrants - so register early.

Registration form Parent Education Workshop

Job Opening

YUPC has grown and we are looking for a psychologist to provide some services on a part-time basis.  To learn more about the position, please review the Child/Adolescent Psychologist Job Posting [PDF].


Meditation Programs

The clinic is pleased to once again to offer meditation programs each semester.

Winter Theme:  Coping with the COVID Pandemic with Mindfulness

Please go to group programs for more information about our winter mindfulness program.

Other Services:

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

It is an unfortunate fact that many children and adolescents experience traumatic events such as child abuse, domestic violence, rape, violent crime, community violence, natural disasters, war, terrorism, and the death of loved ones under traumatic circumstances. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment developed to help children and their parents or other caregivers overcome the negative effects of trauma and traumatic grief.  TF-CBT is a clinic-based, short-term treatment that teaches children skills in stress management, cognitive processing, communication, problem-solving, and safety.

Through a generous donation from the Canadian Crime Victims Foundation, York University Psychology Clinic is able to offer free of charge Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) to a number of children or youth who has been a victim of a violent crime or impacted by crime as a result of having a family member who was a victim. There is an application process and one requirement is that the crime has been reported to and investigated by police.

To learn more about this service please call the Clinic at 416-650-8488 and ask to speak to Dr. Louise Hartley (lhartley@yorku.ca), Clinic director.