Mental Health Matters Updates from your Department. No. 4 October 2014

Mental Health Matters - Issue No. 4: October 2014

Mental Health Matters - Updates from your Department provides monthly updates on members' activities, while highlighting the successes and achievements of the Department of Psychiatry and its members.


Dr. Paul Fedoroff awarded the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's 2014 Prix d'excellence, Region 3

Dr. Elliott Lee appointed as Acting Director of Undergraduate Education Adobe PDF (320 KB)


Department of Psychiatry 2013-2014 Annual Report now available

Ms. Valerie Testa appointed Research Manager for the Department of Psychiatry Adobe PDF (285 KB)

Dr. George Tasca's PPRNet Blog – October Update

Education & Events

Dr. Jakov Shlik to present at 4th annual Anxiety Seminar: Exposure Therapy across the Anxiety Spectrum – October 31

Dr. Simon Hatcher hosting new Writing Group Series – First session November 4 Adobe PDF (144 KB)

4th annual Women in Mind Conference at The Royal – November 7

Presenters include:

  • Dr. Katharine Gillis: Clinical Pearls in the Assessment of Chronic Pain and Mood Disorders in Women
  • Dr. Ameneh Mirzaei: Clinical Pearls in Medication Management of Mood Disorders in Women
  • Dr. Mamta Gautam: Enhancing Workplace Resilience: Managing Stress and Preventing Burnout
  • Dr. Caroline Gerin-Lajoie: Mental Health Aspects of the Cancer Experience in Women
  • Dr. Alexandra Heber: Operational Stress Injuries and the Family: Responses, Resources and Recovery

Resident Research Day – November 12

Department of Psychiatry Fall Retreat – November 26 (stay tuned for agenda)

In the News

Dr. Raj Bhatla cautions equating religious extremism with mental illness

Dr. Raj Bhatla comments on radicalization and mental health issues

Dr. Raj Bhatla discusses increased anxiety in the wake of Ottawa shootings

Dr. Peter Boyles discusses mental health training for patrol officers and hospital-police partnerships

Dr. John Bradford's PTSD illustrates how video evidence in Magnotta trial could take a toll on jurors

Dr. Mario Cappelli discusses how the ‘right kind of media' can help prevent youth suicide

Dr. Alison Freeland interviewed for The Royal's upcoming Women in Mind conference

Dr. Simon Hatcher comments on the reaction of the mental health community to the Ottawa shootings

Dr. Kathleen Pajer offers advice on helping children deal with traumatic events

Dr. Philippe Robaey comments on the rise in autism and ADHD diagnoses

Dr. Jakov Shlik addresses post-traumatic stress after Ottawa shootings (begins at 9 minute mark)

Recent Appointments

Kelsey Collimore (in process) – Assistant Professor – Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

Alfonso Corona (in process) – Assistant Professor – Brockville Mental Health Centre