Below is a listing of upcoming group programs. If you have questions about any of these programs, please send an email to the clinic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Circle of Security - Parenting Workshop Group
The circle of security parenting workshop is based on decades of infant and child attachment research. It is designed to support parents in being stronger, wiser, and kind in providing a secure base for their children to explore the world. The workshop will help parents learn to follow their children’s lead, while also being confident to take charge whenever necessary. We believe that empowering parents is the key to fostering well-being in their children. If interested, please take a look at the following website for a short video clip detailing the principles the workshop is based upon: https://www.circleofsecurityinternational.com
This workshop is appropriate for parents of infants and young children, but many former participants have remarked it can be very helpful for general relationship literacy!
The lunchtime workshop is an 8-week program led by Dr. Yvonne Bohr (registered child psychologist) and Annie Mills (doctoral student), that will run each Wednesday over lunch hour (12:00pm to 1:00 pm). Our first meeting will be held on March 9th, 2022 (newly revised date - please note the registration form has "old" start date of March 2, 2022).
The cost is $200.00 for the series of 8 classes, though we are happy to offer free participation to clients experiencing financial hardship. Sessions will be held virtually over Zoom.
Winter Meditation Program - Mindfulness Meditation & Psychological Health in Pandemic Times
For the first time, data indicate a substantial proportion of 'us' are anxious or depressed. It may not be you, but it's likely a friend, relative or work associate. Come and practice mindfulness meditation in a group setting to assist you as we navigate these uncertain times. The group sessions are appropriate whether you're new to mindfulness practice or already incorporate a version in your life.
- Tuesday Evening Meditation Program
Date: Tuesday February 1 (Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5)
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Fee: $250 for the 10 session group program; $60.00 for students with valid ID
Registration Form: Winter 2022 Tuesday Meditation
- Wednesday Lunch Time Program
Dates: Wednesday February 2 (Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6)
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Fee: $200.00 for the group program; $50 for students with valid ID
Registration Form: Winter 2022 Wednesday Meditation
Goal Management Training Program (GMT)
- Trouble staying focused?
- Struggling to complete what is on your to-do list?
- Looking for ways to improve your attention and focus?
York University Psychology Clinic is pleased to offer a 10-week cognitive training program. This program has shown its effectiveness internationally over the past 20 years. It involves 10 sessions taking place over 2 hours and between sessions to learn the GMT method to improve executive functioning in daily life. It was developed and evaluated at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences, a renowned academic health science centre.
The program is designed for people who would like to improve their executive functioning, including their attention and ability to focus on the goal of reducing attention errors and generally better achieve their goals. Individuals with and without attention-related diagnoses (such as ADHD) are welcome to participate.
Topics covered include:
- Awareness of cognitive errors and lapses in attention
- Focusing attention through body awareness and breathing
- Automatic pilot mode – doing tasks through habit
- Goal-setting strategies and methods
- Decision making and breaking down tasks