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.
Fall Meditation Programs
The clinic will once again be offering several meditation programs. For those unable to attend the York Campus in person, there will be an online group offered.
Registration will begin the first week in September.
New Parenting Program to be Offered this Fall
The Circle of Security© is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance Attachment security between parents and children. Decades of university-based research have confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure.
Circle of Security Parenting Training© is a DVD parent education program offering the core components of the evidence-based and internationally acclaimed COS® protocol. Circle of Security Parenting© implements decades of Attachment research in an accessible step-by-step process.
Dr. Yvonne Bohr will be leading the parenting groups. Dr. Bohr is an Associate Professor, and clinical psychologist with more than 20 years' experience treating children and families. Dr. Bohr is an expert in Attachment, and parent-child separation and loss, in particular in cross-cultural and immigration contexts.
To learn more abou the the Circle of Security Program go to
Registration information will be posted in late September.
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.
To learn more about this service please call the Clinic at 416-650-8488 and ask to speak to Dr. Louise Hartley, Clinic director.