Psychological Treatment    

At the CPC, psychological treatments are provided by graduate student therapists in the Clinical Psychology MA and PhD programs, under the direct supervision of experienced registered psychologists. We aim for a good match between client and therapist based on clients' presenting concerns and our student clinicians' areas of interest and experience. Generally, clients attend sessions on a weekly basis. Duration of treatment can vary and is generally determined in a collaborative discussion between client, clinician, and supervisor. 

Individual Therapy

The CPC sees children, youth, and adults for individual therapy for a wide range of mental health concerns. Common presenting problems include anxiety, depression, relationship problems, family problems, grief, and anger. We provide a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches, including cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, dialectical behaviour therapy, solution-focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Individual therapy sessions are 50 minutes long. 

Group Therapy    

Therapy groups are offered intermittently at the CPC and may include short-term, structured groups on a single topic such as depression or anxiety. Psychotherapy groups may also take a longer-term, less structured format; for example, focusing broadly on improving relationships or social skills. In general, groups will meet once per week and will be facilitated by graduate student clinicians under the supervision of a registered psychologist. 

The CPC is currently planning group therapy opportunities in 2022. Clients interested in group therapy may call the intake line at any time to inquire. 

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy focuses on understanding one another better, processing challenges and changes in relationships, and developing more effective ways of relating. It can help to overcome concerns with communication, emotional disconnection, parenting, sex, or many other relationship stressors. We aim to create an inclusive space and welcome referrals from clients of all sexual and gender identities. 

Family Therapy 

Family therapy considers the issues affecting a family from a systemic perspective and helps family members better understand and support one another. Reasons for referral for family therapy may include dealing with major changes (e.g., divorce, loss/grief, physical or mental health problems, substance use, loss of employment, moving, trauma), improving communication between family members, and resolving conflicts. We welcome referrals from all forms of families, including extended, blended, and any self-identified members.

Telehealth/Virtual Therapy    

With the onset of the covid-19 pandemic, the CPC began offering therapy services virtually through Zoom. While we are now able to offer some in-person services with safety measures in place, we continue to offer virtual therapy services. Prospective clients will be asked about their preferences for in-person or virtual therapy during the telephone screen process. Please note that not all presenting problems will be appropriate for virtual therapy.

Clinical Psychology Centre | Simon Fraser University
Saywell Hall (SWH) 9044 | 8888 University Drive | Burnaby, BC  V5A 1S6
Intake Line: 778-782-4720 | Fax:  778-782-5859