Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science - Sandra Yuen

Sandra Yuen, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Health & Wellness, University of Toronto

Sandra Yuen is the Director, Professional Practice & Quality Assurance at Health & Wellness, Student Life Programs and Services, University of Toronto. She has 18 years’ experience in post-secondary student mental health as an administrator, manager, program evaluator, and clinical psychologist. She oversees a team of psychologists and social workers, who are part of a larger interdisciplinary team consisting of primary care and mental health professionals. Dr. Yuen is actively involved in program development of clinical services, including a mental health stepped care model, group therapy and workshop services, embedded counselling services, and the clinical psychology residency program (in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health). Her research activities include overseeing program evaluation of mental health, primary care, and health promotion. More recently, she has partnered with McGill University and Queen’s University to develop a national consortium focused on best practices in student mental health services and programs. Dr Yuen’s clinical interests are in the provision of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for depression and anxiety disorders. She is a certified cognitive therapist holding Diplomate status with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She is particularly interested in interpersonal process, attachment, and metacognitive aspects of cognitive therapy. She has a private practice and enjoys teaching and supervising clinical psychology and psychiatry residents.