The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University conducts clinical care and research within the university community and throughout a unique regional network of partner organizations. Our goal is straightforward: to be the most innovative Department of Psychiatry anywhere.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University is a multidisciplinary department consisting of MD and non-MD faculty working within a unique regional network of psychiatric services that integrates two general hospitals, a network of community services, a 24-hour regional psychiatric emergency service, an innovative shared-care mental health program, and outreach services for children, adults and the elderly.
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Within the Department, our members are committed to excellence in inter-professional educational scholarship across the continuum, spanning undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education domains. We have a strong track record of enhancing the knowledge and skills of health professionals utilizing a competency-based approach. Our unique strengths derive from a foundation and love of teaching within our faculty, many of whom were attracted to the department by the creative and innovative culture of education fostered by the medical school.
Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience is focused broadly on increasing our understanding of factors leading to the onset and maintenance of mental illnesses and addiction, as well as the development and evaluation of new assessment methods and treatment approaches. The overall goal of this research is to improve quality of life and treatment outcomes in individuals struggling with mental illness and addiction. Our research mission is driven by our strategic aims to improve detection, access and transitions, to integrate psychiatry across medicine and healthcare and to advance person- and family-centred care.
Our Seniors Mental Health staff have put together a cycling team for the upcoming Canada's Spring P2A 20K Cycling Classic - a 20 kilometer ride fr...
Date: Apr 30, 2017 Times: 09:30 - 11:30
Innovations and Controversies in Education Research
Registration is required
Our 29th Annual McMaster Psychiatry Research Day event ...
Date: May 3, 2017 Times: 08:00 - 15:30
The Art Gallery of Hamilton, in partnership with the McMaster University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences is pleased to prese...
Start Date: May 3, 2017 19:00End Date: May 9, 2017 23:00
Mental Health & Addiction Program Rounds
Carrie Bullard - Clinical Nurse Specialist from ATRC will be presenting
"Promoting a Family Centr...
Date: May 4, 2017 Times: 12:00 - 13:00
Raymond Gottschalk will be presenting “Neurobiological Substrates of Sleep”
at CL Psychiatry Rounds on Tues, May 9th, 8...
Date: May 9, 2017 Times: 08:30 - 09:30
Community Psychiatry Clinic Rounds
Lawrence Martin MD, FRCPC
Identifying and Treating ADHD in the Context of Comorbid Illness – part 2
Date: May 9, 2017 Times: 12:00 - 13:00
The Research Day Poster Winners
will be presenting their award winning presentations at
Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Wed, May 10th  ...
Date: May 10, 2017 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Nancy Reichman will be presenting "Socioeconomic Status and Health:Three Current Research Projects and Preliminary Findings" at the Fraser Mustard/...
Date: May 11, 2017 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Mental Health & Addiction Program Rounds -Shawn Smith
Shawn Smith will be presenting "Recovery, Through Person and Family Centered...
Date: May 11, 2017 Times: 12:00 - 13:00
Kamila Gemin, BA (Hon), Recreation Therapist will be
Presenting “Yoga Interventions for Mental Health”
at Community P...
Date: May 23, 2017 Times: 12:00 - 13:00
Gillian Mulvale, Assistant Professor DSB-Health Policy & Management will be presenting " Experience-Driven Mental Health Service Improveme...
Date: May 25, 2017 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
The 2nd Annual Jack Diamond Memorial Lecture
takes place on Thursday, May 25th from 3-4:30pm at McMaster University Main Campus, MDCL 1105 with gu...
Date: May 25, 2017 Times: 15:00 - 16:30
Senior’s Mental Health Rounds will take place on Mon, May 29th at the West 5th Site, Senior’s Mental Health Outpatient Department,...
Date: May 29, 2017 Times: 12:00 - 13:00
The McMaster Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences invites you and a guest to join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of...
Start Date: Jun 2, 2017 15:00End Date: Jun 3, 2017 19:59
Jennifer Ford will be presenting at CL Psychiatry Rounds on Tues, June 13th, 830-930am, location TBD
“Accredited for MO...
Date: Jun 13, 2017 Times: 08:30 - 09:30
Details will follow but for now, please save the date.
Location: Hamilton Golf and Country Club.
Date: Jun 13, 2017 Times: 20:00 - 23:59
Flavio Kapczinski will be presenting for the Offord Centre for Child Studies Seminar Series on Thurs, Jun 22nd at McMaster Inno...
Date: Jun 22, 2017 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Senior’s Mental Health Rounds will take place on Tues, June 27th at the West 5th Site, Senior’s Mental Health Outpatient Departmen...
Date: Jun 27, 2017 Times: 12:00 - 13:00
The McMaster Muskoka Seminars are designed to provide clinicians (psychiatrists, family doctors, other GP-Psychotherapists, mental health ...
Start Date: Jul 24, 2017 00:00End Date: Aug 4, 2017 01:00
Theme: "Advancing Self-Care for the Forensic Clinician"
Keynote Presentation: "In the Line of Duty-My Experience with PTSD" with Dr. John...
Start Date: Aug 7, 2017 08:00End Date: Aug 11, 2017 17:00