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About The TCDSB Psychology Department

Our Goal

The goal of the Psychological Services Department of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) is to assist children and youth to succeed in school and beyond; to contribute to a healthy and supportive environment in our schools; and to strengthen connections between home and school.

Our Members

The members of the TCDSB Psychological Services Department are psychologists, psychological associates and psychoeducational consultants. They are highly trained professionals, possessing Masters and/or Doctoral degrees, mostly in school and educational psychology. Many members of the department also have training in clinical child and counseling psychology.

Psychologists and psychological associates are registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and can independently diagnose childhood disorders that impact learning. For members who are not yet registered, or in the process of registrating with the College of Psychologists, supervision is provided by registered psychology service providers within the department.

Psychological services staff work under the professional and administrative supervision of the Chief Psychologist.

Our Services

The department provides direct service in all elementary and secondary schools within the TCDSB, serving a culturally diverse student population (about 90,000 students currently attend TCDSB schools).

Psychology staff work as members of inter-disciplinary teams that include educators, social workers, speech and language pathologists, and assessment and programming teachers.

Our History

The Psychological Services Department of the Toronto Catholic District School Board began in the 1960’s and initially was part of the Child Development Services. In the early days, the department was comprised of a few psychologists who provided psychological services for students within the entire board. Because of their work and perseverance, psychological services came to be a vital component and integral to the system.

Over time, psychological services within the TCDSB has expanded in terms of its personnel, the geographic size of the board, and the nature of the services provided. Today, the department provides a diverse range of services to students, parents and educators trying to meet 21st century learning challenges.