As director of McGill Counselling Services, I'd like to acquaint you with our team and the services we offer. Our clinical staff includes 28 clinicians with graduate degrees in counselling, psychology, social work, or a related field and are members of professional bodies. Two of these clinicians also act as case managers to help coordinate students’ care and assist with referrals. As part of our clinical training program, we also have several interns join our team each year.
Approximately 80% of staff time is devoted to the delivery of direct clinical and counseling services. The remaining staff time is spent in training and supervision, group programs and workshops, consultation and outreach, staff development, administrative responsibilities, teaching and clinical training in the Department of Counselling Psychology, as well as assessment and research initiatives.
The theoretical orientation of our staff is firmly rooted in a practitioner-scholar mode of evidence informed integrative modalities which include a range of theoretical orientations, within a context of strong humanistic values of wellness and diversity. Significant interest and expertise exist in psychodynamic, existential-humanistic, feminist, interpersonal, and new wave cognitive-behavioral models (schema therapy and mindfulness based therapies), with most staff members being theoretically integrative and most operating within the short-term model.
Dr. Vera Romano
Ph.D. McGill University (Counselling Psychology)