Updates at the Child & Youth Development Clinic

The CYDC is now beginning to offer telepsychology services, such as telephone appointments or video conferencing, for current clients and families. Our graduate student clinician team is reaching out to families who have recently received services. Current or past clients of the CYDC who feel they would benefit from consultation or support over the next few weeks, are encouraged to contact Dr. Colin King or Leesa Couper. Given the unique circumstances, ongoing support may not be a possibility for all clients or all graduate student clinicians.

Over the upcoming months, the CYDC hopes to begin offering clinical supports to new CYDC clients and families who might benefit from telepsychology support during this stressful time. As the coronavirus situation continues to unfold, the clinic is also giving consideration to other forms of support, such as webinars or online groups that may be a suitable form of support for the CYDC and families.

Listed below are a number of urgent supports in the community, should these resources be of interest.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST - V. 11)

ASIST is a two-day, interactive skill-building workshop that prepares professionals and caregivers (of all kinds) to provide suicide first-aid interventions.

Participants will learn how to help persons with thoughts of suicide and you will become more reading, willing, and able to help persons at-risk.

Most people thinking about suicide don't actually want to die, but they need support to stay alive. You don't need any prior training to attend ASIST - just a willingness to make a difference.

* Cost includes materials and coffee/snacks.
Participants must attend both full days to receive a training certificate.


July 18 & July 19, 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm


1163 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
Tel: 519-661-4257


$200 for both days ($150 for students)

Contact Leesa Couper
Tel: 519-661-4257