Psychological Services is a resource for Ongwanada staff, families and caregivers in responding to clients with emotional, psychiatric, behavioural, or learning problems that interfere with quality of life.
The department undertakes individual assessments and can contribute to the development of a behavioural support plan. Assessments are based on referral questions and may include cognitive functioning, long term planning, behaviour, attitudes, potential skill development, interests and other personality attributes, psychopathology, environmental factors, and relationships.
While the department's role is primarily consultative, counselling is provided to clients both individually and in small groups. Psychological services is also active in training graduate students and interns in Clinical Psychology.