Our services

at the University of Calgary Psychology Clinic

Our aims

We aim to provide outpatient psychological services to the Calgary community that are affordable and of the highest calibre. Our services are based on the latest scientific research and reflect the highest professional standards of care. All services are confidential and meet the College of Alberta Psychologists Standards of Practice.

Our professional staff also aim to provide excellence in training the next generation of clinical psychologists and to contribute research that helps to advance mental health services. As such, we are invested in continually evaluating our services to optimize care.

Who we serve and what we offer

We provide assessment and psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a range of issues, including emotional disturbances (e.g., depression, anxiety), effects of trauma, relational problems, life transitions, stress management, insomnia, difficulties with behavioural change, and identity issues.

We are open to referrals for individual, group, couple, and family therapy. Immediate availability of any of these modalities is not guaranteed and varies over the course of the academic year. Therapy services are time-limited, and courses of treatment are generally between 10-20 sessions.

As we are a training clinic and tend to offer short-term interventions, we are not able to accept referrals that may require a highly specialized service or more intensive intervention than we can provide. At this time we are unable to accept referrals that include any of the following features:

  • High suicidality or risk of violence
  • Elevated levels of crisis requiring urgent intervention
  • Active, untreated substance use problems
  • Involvement in litigation
  • Current mania
  • Psychosis

We embrace diversity in all its forms, for example, along dimensions of age, race, culture, national origin, religion, sexuality, gender identity, and family composition.

Fees

Psychotherapy and assessment fees are determined using a sliding scale fee structure based on total household income. We do not want cost to be a deterrent to anyone receiving mental health services and therefore may be able to accommodate requests for lower fees.