Psychotherapy Day School
The day will include presentations and discussion:
Mental-health screening at school: What could possibly go wrong?
Speaker: Sharry Taylor
Sharry Taylor is a Toronto District School Board secondary special education teacher and guidance counselor. She is also a PhD student at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, where she is examining the connections between capitalist market relations, trauma, and psychiatry, particularly as these relate to marginalized populations.
Psychiatric research: What do we know and how do we know it?
Speaker: Efrat Gold
Efrat Gold is a PhD student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Her interests include theory and practice that challenge dominant understandings of normal and pathological behaviour, gender and sexuality, and history.
Why all the pain? A trauma-informed response to opioid addiction
Speaker: Julie Brown
Julie Brown is a Registered Psychotherapist with 20 years’ experience working in community, educational and primary health-care settings. She is Director of the Trauma Psychotherapy Program and Dean of Psychotherapy at Adler Graduate Professional School.
Racism and mental health: A conflict?
Speakers: Anita Prasad and Gursharan Virdee,
Anita Prasad is a grass-roots community development organizer with a focus on human rights in India and Canada. She currently works with homeless populations as a community mental health worker and as a food security advocate and coordinator at a systems level.
Gursharan Virdee is a psychologist and researcher at CAMH. She co-leads The Collaborative for South Asian Mental Health and sits on the Board of the Regional Diversity Roundtable, Peel Region.
How to manage psychological crises without drugs
Speaker: Paola Leon
Paola Leon graduated from McGill Medical School, specializing in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Over 25 years in private practice, she developed extensive experience in the use of psychiatric drugs; however, she finds non-prescriptive therapies to be more effective.