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Counselling and Development Centre (CDC)

The Counselling and Development Centre (CDC) helps students to realize, develop and fulfill their personal and academic potential through an assortment of diverse programs.

Personal Counselling

Members of the York community are invited to discuss their personal concerns with a counsellor. In order to make an appointment, come to Room 145, Behavioural Sciences Building between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday, or telephone 416-736-5297. All interviews are confidential.

Group Programs

The CDC offers groups and workshops with a variety of focuses and themes, including academic performance enhancement, assertiveness training, avoiding procrastination, effective presentation skills, relaxation training and stress management among others. Most groups are offered during both the Fall and Winter terms depending on enrolment.

Learning Skills

Through individual consultation, and workshop series, students can work at improving reading, listening, note taking, memory, time management, exam preparation, essay writing skills, and academic stress management.

Learning Disabilities Program

The Learning Disabilities program provides a range of specialized services to students with learning disabilities, including advice on courses and academic programs; orientation to campus facilities and services; diagnostic assessment of psychological and educational profiles; learning skills counselling; life skills counselling; and advocacy and ombudsman services regarding evaluation and examinations.

Psychiatric Disabilities Program

Educational support for consumers/survivors of the mental health system. Services include: yearly orientation to campus facilities and resources, learning skills workshops, peer support, advocacy and strategies for self-advocacy, psychiatric consultation as needed, linkages to community resources.

Community Mental Health Consultation and Outreach

The staff of CDC are available to consult with any member of the York community with regard to aspects of campus psychological well-being and development. Outreach programs may be tailored to community needs.

The Counselling and Development Centre's reception area in Room 145, Behavioural Sciences Building, is open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday (telephone 416-736-5297). Web site: www.yorku.ca/cdc


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