Carleton University graduate students will soon be applying what they learn in class by supporting their fellow students at an online Psychology Wellness Clinic.
As part of a new mental health and well-being course, the clinic will offer hands-on experience dealing with mental health issues.
Psychology Department Chair Joanna Pozzulo is working with Student Affairs staff to create the virtual, drop-in clinic run by the psychology graduate students, who will be known as peer wellness coaches.
“Our graduate students will provide the Carleton student community with education on wellness and coaching in order to improve their well-being and to meet their wellness goals,” says Pozzulo.
Carleton students will be able to make appointments to the virtual clinic through the Student Affairs wellness website to obtain same-day support. Students can choose how they want to engage with the coach – through video, phone or chat.
The course and virtual clinic will run for the first time in the winter term of 2022.
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