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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

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.

  1. 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
    Location: Virtual
    Fee:  $250 for the 10 session group program; $60.00 for students with valid ID
    Registration Form: Winter 2022 Tuesday Meditation

  2. 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
    Location: Virtual
    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

Registration Form: Goal Management Training 2022

The clinic is planning to offer this program again during the 20/21 academic year. Information will be updated in early Fall.

The CoS intervention is a parenting program that is intended to help caregivers increase awareness of their children's emotional and attachment needs. With increased awareness, parents can expand their moment-to-moment parenting choices where needed, and optimize the parent-child relationship.
This intervention is designed to promote parental sensitivity, which in turn helps support healthy relationships throughout a child's lifespan.

Do you find that you are uncomfortably anxious in certain situations? Are you scared of public speaking? Do you worry constantly that people are judging you negatively regardless of what you do or say? If you related to any of these statements, there is hope? Come and participate in this 10 session group program.

What you will learn by participating in this group:

  • Learn different coping strategies to help lower/manage anxiety in social situations
  • Learn how to identify, challenge and reframe thinking patterns that promote anxiety
  • Learn how to use relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety
  • Learn how to gradually approach feared situations and build confidence

In this 5-week group program held on Wednesday evenings between 6 and 8 pm you will:

  • Learn why emotions are important and their universal characteristics
  • Learn to tell the difference between healthy and problematic emotions
  • Learn to map out and understand your own personal emotional patterns
  • Learn how to manage your emotions better to work more productively, have more satisfying relationships, and live a more emotionally intelligent life!

YUPC is pleased to once again offer this education workshop series that was developed and evaluated by Baycrest, a renowned academic health science centre focused on aging. The program is targeted at older adults who are interested in learning about memory changes that normally occur with age, and strategies to improve their everyday memory performance.

Topics covered include:

  • Changes in memory that normally occur with age;
  • The effect of medical and lifestyle factors on memory;
  • The effect of stress and relaxation on memory
  • How to minimize age-related changes;
  • strategies for improving memory functioning