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Terry McQuaid

PhD, Psychology


Counselling and Accessibility Services


Accommodations and support for students with mental health and addiction issues, Behavioural psychology, Counselling, Educational psychology, Mental health, Social justice, Corrections, Social services, Youth justice and restorative justice, Intergenerational trauma care, Suicide assessment and safety planning


Terry McQuaid is a Registered Clinical Psychologist. She is the Director of Counselling and Accessibility Services at Seneca where she leads a team of 32 in providing individual counselling, instructional strategy training and accommodation planning for students with mental health issues and/or disabilities. She also provides academic counselling, assessment of program needs and student abilities, and assessment of learning problems for students in academic jeopardy. Previously, she worked as a psychologist with the York Region District School Board’s Complex Needs Services team. She has also worked at the Roy McMurtry Youth Centre training frontline staff in behaviour management practices for youth with complex mental health issues, and addiction and risk management for self-harm and suicide. Other prior positions include providing psychological services to hospitals, university counselling centres, private clinics and corporations including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, York University, the Traumatology Institute of Canada and the Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres.

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