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Bringing together the leading minds in the field of Psychology as well as other industries to discuss the current events and issues that matter most. Hosted by: Dr.Jonathan Douglas
9 Episodes
On the latest episode of On Psych, Dr.Douglas sits down with the women behind the Intentional Therapist for a candid chat about self care. About the Intentional Therapist.We are Karen and Melissa, two mid-career(ish) psychologists who love what we do and also recognize how important it is to take care of ourselves in this work.  (Read more about our professional backgrounds here.)We know that there are so many other female mental health professionals like us who are trying to balance our careers with additional caregiving roles - whether young children (like Melissa), aging parents (like Karen), or anything in between. And who value self-care but struggle with making it a priority.
In this episode Dr. Douglas sits down with Dr. Sachiko (Sachi) Nagasawa, Director of Bay Psychology in North Bay, Ontario to discuss Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Dr. Sachiko Nagasawa is a registered clinical psychologist in the province of Ontario. She is the director of Bay Psychology, a private practice located in North Bay, Ontario and the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg Peoples and the Nipissing First Nation. She completed a neurobehavioral science internship at McGill University and holds a Ph.D from the University of Toronto. Dr. Nagasawa has clinical interests in the area of prevention and optimum wellness related to perinatal mental health, embodiment, and trauma. She provides individual and group treatment as well as resiliency training to First Responder organizations. Dr. Nagasawa sits on multiple regional and national committees including the Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative (CPMHC), the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC), and Ontario Psychologists for Racial Justice (OPRJ). She is an author, university lecturer, and speaker at national conferences on various topics related to mental health.Websitewww.baypsychology.caFacebook
On this episodes, Dr. Douglas sits down with Dr.Dawn Decunha, a leading voice in the area of Psychedelic Integration. Dawn DeCunha has practised as a clinical psychologist for more than 25 years. After graduating from the University of Toronto, she opened her own clinic and never looked back. She is Trauma Informed and works with children, youth and their families.A few years ago, a traumatic, life-changing event occurred in her personal life. Nothing she knew, as an experienced psychologist, was going to be helpful with the catastrophic trauma that derailed her comfortable and happy life.Dr. Dawn’s investigative research outside of her traditional psychological training and beyond her mainstream practice, took her to the intersection of both indigenous plant medicines knowledge and leading edge novel psychological therapies.So compelling was the research and so promising the opportunity for deep healing, that she formally studied for a year in the USA and completed the postgraduate Certification program in Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy and Research at CIIS.Shortly afterwards, she trained at Compass Pathways and has participated in Phase IIb Clinical Trials for the Health Canada approved study of Treatment Resistant Depression and Psilocybin.Now, Dr. Dawn is very pleased to evolve her practice from a Trauma Informed clinic to a Psychedelically Informed clinic.
On the latest episode of On Psych, Dr. Jonathan Douglas is in conversation with Dr. Joseph Mirabella.Dr. Joseph Mirabella has been Chief Psychologist at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) since 2018. Registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, he has worked at the board as a school psychologist since 2010. At the board, he was a member of the Newcomer Mental Health Team, supporting schools addressing the needs of Syrian Newcomers, and other students, affected by trauma. He was also involved in addressing learning and behaviour needs of high-risk students, and supporting their teachers and families. Dr. Mirabella received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in Psychology (Brain and Behaviour). Before working in schools, he was a Research Fellow at The Hospital for Sick Children, where he worked with a team investigating child visual brain development.
On the latest episode of On Psych, Dr. Jonathan Douglas is in conversation with current OPA President, Dr.Jason Ramsay. Dr. Jason Ramsay is a registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He received a Doctorate in Human Development and Applied Psychology from the University of Toronto. Awards from the University of Toronto, Canadian Neurotrauma Foundation and the Whipper Watson Scholarship at Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation supported his doctoral research. He completed practical clinical training in assessment and rehabilitation of adults at the Sisters of Charity of Eastern Ontario Hospital-St. Vincent Pavilion, and with adults and children at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health-Clarke Site, Surrey Place Centre, and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab. He was a post-doctoral fellow in neuroimaging and in public health research at St. Michael’s Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, and at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health in Toronto, supported by fellowships and awards from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network, The Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Strategic Training Program and the Peterborough K.M. Hunter Medical Research Program. He also obtained training in adult clinical assessment and treatment at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and most recently motor vehicle accident and medical legal assessment at Kaplan and Levitt Psychologists in Hamilton, Ontario. He has authored empirical research studies in peer reviewed medicine, health geography, public health and psychology journals and has made numerous invited presentations at psychology and medicine conferences as well as at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association conference.  He is currently in private practice as a founding partner and co-clinical manager of Niagara Psychological Wellness in St. Catharines, Ontario. He was appointed to and teaches as a Clinical Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at the Michael G. DeGroote Medical School at McMaster University. He is a member of the Hamilton Medical Legal Society, The Ontario Psychological Association, The Canadian Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. He is the Ontario representative to the Canadian Professional Association of Psychologists. He is currently the Chair of the OPA-WSIB committee. 
On the latest episode of On Psych, Dr. Jonathan Douglas sits down with Dr. Lori Triano-Antidormi to discuss grief, trauma and loss. Dr. Lori Triano-Antidormi is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Ontario.  She obtained her Ph.D from York University in 1998.  Dr. Triano-Antidormi currently works in private practice in Hamilton, Ontario.  She has particular interest and expertise in the areas of grief and trauma, providing treatment to individuals who have been impacted by a violent crime, a traumatic incident, and/or who have experienced a significant loss.  Her practice also includes work with First Responders.  Dr. Triano-Antidormi is a former Board Member of Niagara Victim Services and past Professional Consultant to Bereaved Families of Ontario, South Central Region. She was invited to sit on the Chief's Standing Committee on Police Interaction with People in Crisis, and she is a past President of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada Board of Directors.  Dr. Triano-Antidormi has given many invited presentations on the issues of grief and trauma. For her personal and professional advocacy in promoting social justice for those living with mental illness, Dr. Triano-Antidormi was the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award, presented by the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, 2013.   
On this episode of On Psych, host Dr. Jonathan Douglas sits down with Dr. Sylvain Roy to candidly chat and discuss access to mental health services in Ontario as well as some gaps in services available in the province. About our guest: Dr. Sylvain Roy is a bilingual rehabilitation neuropsychologist holding positions at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) & Inner City Family Health Team in Toronto and Adjunct Professor at York University. He received his Ph.D. in neuropsychology from the Université de Montréal and also holds degrees from York and McGill University. At Inner Family Health Team, Dr. Roy works exclusively with homeless men. Roles include the assessment of patient's neuropsychological functioning, providing treatment recommendations, the supervision of graduate and postgraduate students. At CAMH, Dr. Roy is the lead clinician in a service that provides neuropsychological, psychological, and functional (OT) assessments and cognitive rehabilitation services to patients with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. Our service also provides advance clinical training to neuropsychology interns and postdoctoral fellows wishing to develop an expertise in the assessment and treatment of persons with severe mental illness.
Bringing together the leading minds in the field of Psychology as well as other industries to discuss the current events and issues that matter most. Hosted by: Dr.Jonathan Douglas
On the inaugural episode of On Psych, Dr. Jonathan Douglas sits down with Maaike Canrinus to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects this Global Health Crisis might be having on children as they too navigate uncertainty. Maaike is a school and clinical psychologist, and director of Riverwise Psychological Services. Maaike is committed to helping children, adolescents, and families when they are feeling stuck. She believes that providing effective service means helping families better understand their child so that they can feel empowered to move forward and if necessary, make positive changes in their lives. Maaike sees children and adolescents for psychological assessments and psychotherapy, and works with parents to support their children.Maaike completed her M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Applied Developmental Emphasis, at the University of Guelph. She has completed additional training in psychological assessment, cognitive behavioural therapy, and emotion-focused family therapy. Maaike has worked in school board, clinic, and private practice settings. She lives in Barrie with her family and loves to be outdoors or doing creative activities in her spare time.
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