Our counsellors provide short-term supportive counselling for a range of issues. For some students, there are disability issues that impact the ability to engage within an academic setting. Identifying the appropriate academic accommodations for a student with a disability in the postsecondary environment is an important part of the service we provide. Requirements for long-term support is often referred to appropriate specialized resources in the community. We do not provide counselling for those who seek services for court-ordered or forensically-oriented treatment.
Student Support & Intervention Specialists (SSIS) focus on providing a supportive, goal-oriented relationship with students to collaboratively develop a plan to support student success. The SSIS may work with students in consultation with faculty, professors, campus resources as well as external supports in the community to ensure students have appropriate supports regarding their personal well-being.
Who do we help?
Intended to provide support to students with personal concerns or those who may be in distress or facing a critical incident, the SSIS works collaboratively with students to develop a plan of action to address challenges or the causes of concern.
For example, a SSIS may support students with short term situational challenges or students who may require higher levels of support i.e. housing, recent discharge from hospital, interpersonal difficulties that impact communications between students, staff and faculty, etc.
Goals for Student Success and Intervention services:
How can we help?
Got a question?
Contact the SSIS team, appointments available virtually or in-person:
Stephanie Song, Student Support & Intervention Specialist
Alejandra Bautista, Student Support & Intervention Specialist
Maya Martineau, Student Support & Intervention Specialist
Students are supported on a first come, first serve basis.
Newnham Drop-In (In-person) :
Seneca@York Drop-In (In-person):
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