Community Education and Outreach

From time to time, graduate students in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Waterloo provide education and outreach activities to the community. These may include workshops and talks on topics that are of clinical relevance, such as self-compassion, promoting healthy relationships, and managing anxiety. 

The purpose of these Community Education activities is to share research findings and practical applications in order to reduce stigma surrounding mental health and to promote mental wellness. 

Available CMHRT Workshop Topics

  • Adapting Therapy for Individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Mental Health issues
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Assessment and Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities
  • Healthy Happy Relationships
  • Mental Health 101
  • Neurodevelopmental Considerations for Group Therapy
  • The Benefits of Self Compassion

Workshops and Community Education Events

March 5, 2019     The Benefits of Self Compassion

April 29, 2019     Happy Healthy Relationships

May 10, 2019      Learning Disabilities and ADHD Across the Lifespan :  Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Intervention

November 25, 2019   Predictors of Happy, Healthy Relationships


CMHRT Community Education Outreach, Student Mental Health Forum

Student Mental Health Forum - Aleece, Jolie and Vanja

Clinical psychology graduate students from the University of Waterloo hosted an interactive display booth on The Prevention of Mental Health Issues and Promotion of Mental Health Care Strategies at the recent Student Mental Health Forum at Federation Hall on November 6, 2019.

200 participants registered for the Student Mental Health Forum, which included presentations by the University President, Provost and leaders in the Committee on Student Mental Health initiatives. The talks were followed by an ‘open house’ in which participants were invited to engage in conversation with representatives from the campus and Waterloo Region community to discuss issues of relevance for mental health. The event was part of the campus-wide Thrive week.

Aleece Katan, Jolie Ho and Vanja Vidovic created an engaging interactive display to showcase empirically grounded, practical information about mental health, wellness, and healthy coping. Participants were invited to ‘test’ their knowledge in a clever activity, matching illustrative case scenarios to levels of wellness, stress, and concerns about possible mental health disorders. The display poster was accompanied by a list of references and local area resources. 


For more information about accessing these workshops or bringing a workshop to your community, please contact Dr. Marjory Phillips, Director, Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment at 519-888-4567 x33171 or marjory.phillips@uwaterloo.ca.