A: 4th floor, Western Student Services Building (between UCC and Weldon Library (Campus Maps)
A: 519-661-3031, Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm
A: Come in-person to room 4112 during office hours, or call 519-661-3031
A: All psychologists at SDC 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.
The Student Development Centre (SDC) is home to highly-trained professional staff who employ targeted change-oriented mental health strategies to support student success. Counselling at SDC is offered by psychologists, 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
A: Current students (undergraduate and graduate)
A: Please visit the Psychological Services Groups website for group information and registration
A: Please visit the Psychological Services Lectures website for lecture information and registration
A: Our services are confidential. Personal information will not be disclosed without your consent except in accordance with provincial legislation. SDC staff will explain the limits of confidentiality at the beginning of any counselling process.
The Student Development Centre does not share any information about students accessing our services with students’ family, friends, or other departments/members of the Western University community.
The following are some of the situations in which your personal information may be disclosed to persons outside the SDC without your consent: