MEDLIFE Concordia gives $5,000 to psychology centre
MEDLIFE Concordia, a student group dedicated to promoting medicine, education and development for low-income families, has worked this year to raise $5,000 to donate to the university’s Applied Psychology Centre. The donation is part of its effort to support the centre’s clinical psychology services for young people.
“This is a project we had been working on for the fall term as part of our responsibility under the Millennium Fellowship program governed by the United Nations Academic Impact and the Millennium Campus Network,” says MEDLIFE President Saad Razaq, a fourth-year biology student.
“This truly is a milestone for our hub and the global organization of MEDLIFE. “The students of Concordia University along with MEDLIFE Concordia's ambassadors worked diligently to reach this goal,” he adds.
Located at the Loyola Campus, the Applied Psychology Centre is the in-house training clinic of Concordia’s Department of Psychology. It provides therapy, counselling and assessment services to the local community, including psychological and school evaluations for children, adolescents, adults and families.
“The funds from MEDLIFE will be used to subsidize psychological assessments for children and youth struggling with a range of problems, such as attention deficit problems, behaviour disorders, autism spectrum problems,” says Adam Radomsky, professor and director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology.
“Approximately 10 families who demonstrate financial need will now be able to access these assessment services at our Applied Psychology Centre at affordable rates, rather than spending thousands of dollars privately. We are grateful for their support,” says Radomsky.