To book an appointment, drop in, phone us at 403.343.4064, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fill out the Student Information & Acknowledgement Form prior to your appointment.
We offer in person and remote counselling services via audio or video conferencing. This remote service follows the Practice Guidelines for Telepsychology Services, outlined by the College of Alberta Psychologists. Informed consent and any limits of confidentiality will be outlined.
Walk-in hours are from 12PM to 7PM (last appointment is 6:15PM) every Wednesday.
Sessions are solution focused brief counselling that will run between 30 and 45 minutes.
1) Fill out the Student Information & Acknowledgment form.
2) Meet with the Intake Coordinator to discuss concerns or problems you may be experiencing.
Questions may include: "What do you need support with?" or "What made you want to connect with a counsellor?", "How long have you been experiencing this?", "What are your current supports?", "What are the first signs that you are struggling?"
3) Be given resources/referrals and/or referred to a Counsellor.
4) If referred to a Counsellor, completion of a 45-question questionnaire (~10 minutes) will occur.
The Outcome Questionnaire (OQ-45) is to help track your progress. The results are kept confidential within Counselling Services and discussing the results during a session is often valuable. To fill out the OQ-45, you will receive an email, click on the link, and fill out the questionnaire. It will then be submitted automatically. Please note that you will need your RDP student ID number (000_ _ _ _ _ _) and your date of birth (YYYY-MM-DD or MM/DD/YYY) to begin the OQ-45.
Counselling Services Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday,
and all Statutory Holidays
Red Deer Polytechnic recognizes that our campus is situated on Treaty 7 land, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the central Alberta region we serve falls under Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land where RDP sits. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.