Mental Health Trends and Services at VCU

For our October edition of the COBE Connect lunch lecture series we welcomed Dr. Sydney Brodeur McDonald of University Counseling Services at VCU for her presentation entitled, “VCU Students & Mental Health: Trends and Treatments.”

For more information referenced in her lecture, visit

Faculty Resources

Kognito Online Training for Faculty for Mental Health Challenges

Dr. Sydney Brodeur McDonald, Ph.D., is a psychologist and the Associate Director for Training working at University Counseling Services (UCS) at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Brodeur McDonald received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Brodeur McDonald’s clinical specialization is in the treatment of eating disorders and she is the former Clinical Director of Carolina House, a residential eating disorder treatment facility.

She has been on staff at UCS since 2008. Dr. Brodeur McDonald’s current position is to oversee the training program at UCS and to serve as a member of the center’s administrative team.

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