Embedded Counsellor

Lisa John

Embedded Counsellor, UBC Faculty of Dentistry

Lisa provides a comprehensive range of counselling/crisis intervention services for students. The counselling can take place in person, by telephone, or virtually—whatever is most convenient for students. She also delivers well-being activities (e.g., promotion, education and training) that are informed by and tailored to dentistry students’ unique and changing needs. She also participates in research and scholarship activities.

Counselling is a free and confidential service.

  • Your privacy is protected; information does not appear on your academic record or transcript. There is no external ability to track, confirm or disconfirm whether you have accessed counselling support.
  • All personal information collected is pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) for the purposes of administering services and compiling aggregate data on the use of services. Services and records are kept secure in accordance with best practices and ethical standards in conjunction with the UBC Counselling Services Centre.

Students can book an appointment to speak to Lisa regarding any concerns impacting their personal, academic or professional lives. Some common issues that students want support with may include mental or physical health, family, relationships, interpersonal difficulties, stress, anxiety, depression, confidence, loss/grief, experiencing a transition, work/life balance, managing conflict or patient care interactions, communication and boundary setting, academic difficulties, learning environment experiences, and information about on or off campus services and resources.

Book a counselling appointment

If you are a student and have questions or would like to book a counselling appointment, please email Lisa at counselling@dentistry.ubc.ca. Her office is located in the J.B. Macdonald Building, Room 298. She is available all day on Tuesdays and Fridays and in the afternoon on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

If you are faculty or staff and would like to book a consultation as it relates to a student’s mental health and well-being, please email Lisa directly at lisa.john@ubc.ca.