Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How do I book a Crisis appointment?

A: Come in-person to room 4113 during office hours, or call (519) 661-3031

Q: What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

A: All psychologists at Psychological Services have a doctorate degree in Psychology and are registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a Clinical Psychologist and/or a Counselling Psychologist. A psychiatrist holds a degree in medicine, specializing in mental health and mental disorders. Because a psychiatrist is a medical doctor, he/she is able to prescribe psychotropic medications and support patients with the medication. Psychological Services is home to highly-trained professional staff who employ targeted change-oriented mental health strategies to support student success. Counselling at Psychological Services is offered by psychologists, registered psychotherapists, counsellors, psychology residents, and masters-level counselling students. Student Health Services (located in UCC 11) offers counselling and medical support. With general practitioners, psychiatrists, and social workers on staff, they support students with general medical concerns in addition to more complex mental health issues that may require medication. To contact Student Health Services, please call (519) 661-3030, or (519) 661-3771 (for counselling). For more information about the difference between psychologists and psychiatrists, please see this guide.

Q: Who is eligible to access Psychological Services?

A: Current students (undergraduate and graduate)

Q: How do I sign up for the Laura Evans Wellness Series?

A: Please visit the Psychological Services Lectures website for lecture information and registration

Q: Who will know I’m accessing Psychological Services?

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