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.
Title: Clinical Pearls in Psychiatry and Psychoterapy
Location: SJH West 5th site, Lower Auditorium
Date: Oct 31, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: "When I Grow Up...": The Evolving Transition to Adulthood
Presenter: Kurt Moyst, Psychiatry Resident...
Date: Oct 24, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: Towards Equitable Access to Geriatric Expertise: GeriMedRisk
Presenter: Sophiya Benjamin MBBS, FRCP ...
Date: Oct 17, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Location: SJH West 5th site, Lower Auditorium
This was the Department's quarter meeting, which provided a summary of our prioriti...
Date: Oct 10, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: Pseudoscience in Psychiatry: Discussion and Practical Recommendations
Presenters: Michael Amlung PHD, Assistant Professor & Stelios Geor...
Date: Oct 3, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: From Bipolar Depression to Precise Medicine
Presenter: Glenda MacQueen
Date: September 26, 2018
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Date: Sep 26, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: Adolescent Depressive Disorders: Improving Classification to Advance Care
Presenter: Khrista Boylan
Date: September 12, 2018
Date: Sep 12, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: Truth and Reconciliation: Indigenous Mental Health Training
Presenter: Ashley Johnson, PGY4 McMaster Resident
Date: Wed, June 20th, 20...
Date: Jun 20, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: How Does the Brain Compensate for Psychosis?
Presenter: Lena Palaniyappan
Date: June 13, 2018 / 9-10 am, West 5th site,...
Date: Jun 13, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Deconstructing the Myths and Facts of Competency Based Education
Title: Deconstructing the Myths and Facts of Competency Based Education...
Date: Jun 6, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Department of Psychiatry Summer Meeting
West 5th Site, Lower Auditorium, 9-10am
Date: May 30, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: Depiction to Prediction: An Overview of the Mass Media's Portrayal of Psychiatry
Presenter: Jonathan Duboff
Date: May 23, 2...
Date: May 23, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: Reconceptualizing Schizophrenia: Implications for Treatment (Cleghorn Lecture)
Presenter: Gary Remington
Date: May 16, 2018 /&nbs...
Date: May 16, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:30
Title: Suicidal Behaviour Risk Factors
Presenter: Zena Samaan
Date: May 9, 2018 / 9-10 am, West 5th site, Lower Auditorium
Date: May 9, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Risk and Resilience in Child and Youth Mental Health
Wednesday, May 2nd 2018, Mohawk College, Fennell Campus, McIntyre Performing Arts ...
Date: May 2, 2018 Times: 08:00 - 17:00
Title: East Asian Canadian Mental Health
Presenter: Janet Song
Date: April 25, 2018 / 9-10 am, West 5th site, Lower Audi...
Date: Apr 25, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: Beyond the Model: Innovations in the Understanding of Hoarding Disorder
Presenter: Karen Rowa, Noam Soreni and Hannah McCabe-Bennett
Date: Apr 18, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: Working with Traumatized Clients Who Avoid Attachment, Closeness & Painful Feelings
Presenter: Robert T. Muller
Date: April 11, 20...
Date: Apr 11, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: Evaluating an Approach to Cognitive Remediation Among Individuals with Affective Disorders
Presenter: Jenna Boyd & Duncan Cameron
Date: Apr 4, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00
Title: The 2014 Ontario Child Health Study - Initial Findings
Presenter: Michael Boyle
Date: March 28, 2018 / 9-10 am, West 5th&nb...
Date: Mar 28, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00