An expert Clinical Health Psychologist is taking appointments in NCN.
It’s free, easy, and can help long-term child development.

November 23-26, 2021
Space is limited. Call today!

The Wellness Centre will have Darcy Lyn Cantin, Clinical Health Psychologist in the community. Darcy has provided Clinical Health Psychology services to the Jordan’s Principle since July, 2019 and provides assessment and treatment to children, teens and adults.

Why would we see a clinical health psychologist?

  • Understanding slow development or learning
  • Diagnosing developmental problems like Autism or intellectual disability
  • Coping with pain or other symptoms
  • Coping with chronic illness
  • Stress related to illness or injury
  • Fear or worry related to health condition

What is a clinical health psychologist?
A clinical health psychologist works with youth, families and pediatricians to help with questions about development, like if a child is behind in their language, social skills, or learning. They make recommendations for how to help the child at home, at school, and in the community.

What will happen at our visit?
We collect some information before your visit, like the child’s age and background, the reason for the assessment and make sure you have a chance to ask questions. At your visit, we will need to meet with a parent or guardian who knows the child well. Your child’s functioning is assessed by talking with them and by using activities such as pencil and paperwork, working with blocks, answering questions, and playing with toys. We might ask you and/or school staff to fill out some questionnaires. Sometimes an assessment leads to a diagnosis, for example a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, or ADHD.

Who can refer to Clinical Health Psychology?
Referrals need to be made through the Jordan’s Principle program in the community or by the pediatrics provider for Jordan’s Principle. If you know of a child who you think might benefit from a referral to clinical health psychology, contact:

Jordan’s Principle Phone: (204) 484-2585

For further information, please contact the Department of Clinical Health Psychology at 204-787-7469.