Posts Tagged ‘Counselling’

One year into Dalhousie’s new “stepped-care” counselling system

At this time last year, Dalhousie University’s counselling services were overburdened.  Stressed-out students were trying to book appointments through the centre to help them handle the anxiety-inducing workload of exam season, but they were met with wait times of a month or more – if they were even able to book an appointment, that is.  Prior to the change,…

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On-campus counselling

The counselling services provided by Dalhousie Health and Wellness is arguably one of the most important services that is accessible to the students of Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College. Dr. David Mensink has been working as a psychologist at Dalhousie since 1988, so he’s witnessed first-hand how the demand for counselling has…

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Supports and services for survivors expand on campus

On April 5, 2017, the Globe and Mail reported that Halifax Regional Police signed on to a campaign that encouraged people to “start by believing” when it came to filed crimes of sexual assault. Nova Scotia, which Statistics Canada reports has the highest rate of sexual assault per any Atlantic province, has experienced a shift…

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Couples counselling for students

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After 24 years of listening, advising and listening some more, it’s safe to say David Mensink of the Dalhousie Counselling Services Centre has seen it all. “The number one reason I see couples is due to problematic arguing and verbal fighting, while a close second is infidelity,” he says. He says that while the data…

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