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.
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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.
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.
Mindful Communication: Bringing Intention, Attention and Reflection to our Work (Advanced) 9 week course, plus all day retreat
Oct 1 - Nov 26, 2019...
Start Date: Oct 1, 2019 17:30End Date: Nov 26, 2019 19:30
Clinical Teaching Fundamentals - Online 6-week course
Nov 2 - Dec 18, 2019
The course is delivered online in 6 modules. Participants must hav...
Start Date: Nov 2, 2019 09:00End Date: Dec 18, 2019 17:00
COAST: Past, Present, Future
Date: Thurs, Nov 14, 2019 / 12noon-1pm, SJH West 5th Site, Lower Auditorium
Charlton Campus Site - Classroom C T2210
Date: Nov 14, 2019 Times: 12:00 - 13:00
Dr. David Koff & Dr. Lisa Schwartz
Current Issues with Access to Data in Healthcare & Privacy Issues
Ethics & Data...
Date: Nov 21, 2019 Times: 12:00 - 13:00
Date: Nov 23, 2019 Times: 08:00 - 16:00
Feedback and Coaching: Using the R2C2 (Relationship, Reaction, Content, Coaching) Model in Clinical Settings
Department Rounds: 9-10am, Lower Audit...
Date: Nov 27, 2019 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
3 Day Workshop ($500)
Wanda L. Smith Ph.D., C. Psych. Registered Psychologist, Assistant Cli...
Start Date: Nov 28, 2019 18:00End Date: Nov 30, 2019 17:00
Writing Abstracts: Work-shopping for Your Ideas in Education Scholarship
All learners and faculty within the Department of Psychiatry and Behaviour...
Start Date: Dec 4, 2019 17:00End Date: Dec 4, 2019 19:00
Workshops to prepare faculty to tutor in the MD program
This 3.5 hr. workshop is required preparation for faculty members who aspire to tutor in th...
Start Date: Jan 8, 2020 18:00End Date: Jan 8, 2020 21:30
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Feb 6, 2020 - Gathering Place by the Grand - Six Nations
Fe 7 & 8, 2020 - McMaster University, David Braley Healt...
Start Date: Feb 6, 2020 08:00End Date: Feb 8, 2020 16:00
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Date: May 6, 2020 Times: 08:00 - 16:00
Date: May 7-8, 2020
Location: Hamilton Convention Centre
Target Audience: Primary Care Practitioners, Family...
Start Date: May 7, 2020 07:00End Date: May 8, 2020 16:00
As details become available they will be listed here:
Location: David Braley Health Scienc...
Date: May 12, 2020 Times: 11:30 - 18:00
Start Date: Jun 10, 2020 18:00End Date: Jun 10, 2020 21:30