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.
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.
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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.
The Intersection Between Mental Health, Research and Public Policy
Location: Mohawk College, Fennell Campus, McIntyre Performing Arts Centre
Date: May 1, 2019 Times: 08:15 - 15:30
The Perpetual Blues: An Overview of Persistent Depressive Disorder
Presenter: Avni Pardasani, McMaster Resident
Date: Apr 10, 2019 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
A DSM-V Overview of Somatic Symptom Disorders: I Have Some Complaints!
Date: Apr 3, 2019 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Epidemiology of Child and Youth Mental Disorders in Ontario: Evidence from the Ontario Health Study
Date: Mar 27, 2019 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Lifting the Weight Off Your Shoulders: Exercise in the treatment of depression
Presenter: Anne Lizius, McMaster Resident
Date: Mar 20, 2019 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Auditory Cortex Plasticity Following Deafness and Cochlear Implant
Dr. Stephen Lomber, Department of Psychology, and the Department of Physiology &...
Date: Mar 13, 2019 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Searching for the Neural Basis of Facial Emotion Recognition Difficulties in Schizophrenia
Date: Mar 6, 2019 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Ontario Psychiatric Associations (OPA) Presidential Tour: Current Challenges Faced by Ontario Psychiatrists
Presenter: Dr. Mathieu Dufou...
Date: Feb 27, 2019 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
2019 Peter Boris Lecture on the Science of Addictions: Revealing How Adolescents Respond to Addiction Treatment Via the Brain
Dr. Sarah W. Feldstei...
Date: Feb 20, 2019 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Assertive Community Treatment: Effectiveness and the Importance of Fidelity to the ACT Model
Presenter: Caitlin Gregory, McMaster Resident
Date: Feb 13, 2019 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Location: SJH West 5th site, Lower Auditorium
Department Meeting Presentation:
Date: Jan 30, 2019 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: Psychotherapy Training in the Era of Competency Based Education
Presenter: Lauren Forrest, McMaster Resident
Location: SJH ...
Date: Jan 23, 2019 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: Functional Studies of Psychiatric Risk Regions Using CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing - MINDS Presentation
Location: SJH West 5th site,...
Date: Jan 16, 2019 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
The ‘New’ Behavioural Addictions: Are we carving addiction at its joints or are we on a slippery slope?
Location: SJH West 5th&nb...
Date: Jan 9, 2019 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Psychiatry and Cinema
Location: SJH West 5th site, Lower Auditorium
Date: Dec 19, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Learning By Design: How to Become a Competent Learner and Educator
Presenter: Sarah Payne, McMaster Resident
Location: SJH West 5th&nbs...
Date: Dec 12, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Using Discrete Choice Experiments to Model the Design of Anti-Bullying Programs Encouraging Bystander Intervention
Presenter: Chuck Cunningh...
Date: Nov 28, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: Succeeding with Residency Education in the World of CBME - Skeptics Welcome Needed
Presenter: Dr. David Taylor
Date: Nov 21, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Now We're Playing with Power: Current Perspectives on Video Games and Mental Health
Presenter: Marc Legault, PGY4 McMaster Psychiatry Residen...
Date: Nov 14, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: Psychiatry on Trial: A Legal and Philosophical Perspective
Presenter: Daniel Ambrosini
Location: SJH West 5th site, Lower ...
Date: Nov 7, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00