York University Psychology Clinic (YUPC)

YUPC is a state-of-the art community mental health and training centre 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.

What's New

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.

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.

Free Webinars

The clinic has been pleased to offer several free webinars during the fall semester. If you wish more information about either of these sessions please contact the clinic at yupc@yorku.ca.

Work Life Balance:  How to stay sane while working from Home

This session was presented by Dr. Rachel Liebman on September 29 ,2020.   To view the session go to group programs.

Learning To Be Your Child's Emotion Coach  - 

We are all facing many changes to our regular routines, in addition to coping with the uncertainties brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of this change and unpredictability, it is not surprising that children and youth are showing a range of emotional responses, such as anxiety, sadness, anger, and frustration, among others. Parents are often left wondering how they can support their children to manage these intense emotions as they arise. Emotion Coaching is a strategy that parents can use to support the emotional well-being of children, adolescents, and adults.

This practical, informative session was presented by Elisea De Somma and Elizabeth Wanstall on two separate occasions in early October.

 Meditation Programs

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

Fall Theme:  Recovering From COVID with Mindfulness

Please go to group programs for more information about our two fall mindfulness programs.  Winter meditation programs will be open for registration in early January 2021.

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 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, Clinic director.