Monday April 4, 7-8:30pm at Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms (Lower Level), VPL Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street in Vancouver.
Panic disorder is a disabling anxiety disorder that affects approximately 1.3% of the population. In an effort to fill the gap between the need for effective… read more
We created this short video for Psychology Month. This was displayed in a few movie theatres across Vancouver and Victoria. Let us know what you think of it!
Most people seem to have some knowledge of what mental illness is, but there is a great deal of confusion about what constitutes mental health. However, when I Googled “mental health,” I was hit with a barrage of gobbledygook. I won’t repeat any of that here.
A fundamental part of good mental… read more
I want to call your attention to something that I think is really amazing – Bell’s “Let’s Talk” campaign, culminating on February 9th. In Canada and around the world, support for mental health often lags behind other physical health problems due to stigma. Case in point: just half of… read more
Stress is what happens to your body when you face a lot of either pleasant or unpleasant demands all at once or compounding over time. Here are some simple ideas to help.
1.Time out! When you can’t see the forest for the trees, step back from your pressures. Slow down and pace yourself. Get help… read more
Psychology Month is an annual national campaign to raise awareness of the role psychology plays in our lives and in our communities. The British Columbia Psychological Association would like to invite you to participate in our 2016 Psychology Month campaign.
We are planning a number of initiatives… read more
Aging Canadians, like their American counterparts, are growing in numbers. Their growth is projected to accelerate rapidly over the coming years, according to Canada’s Bureau of Statistics, especially within Ontario and British Columbia (1). Presently, more than 25% of British Columbia’s… read more
The Richmond Mental Health Outpatient services, my work place for the past twelve years, offer a wide range of groups from one-year psychodynamic to ten-week panic disorder groups. Our group program for elderly depressed and anxious patients was featured in the Vancouver Sun
Although group therapy… read more
It has long been recognized that people exposed to the same potentially traumatic events (PTEs) are affected differently. The majority of persons who experience a single PTE do not develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They may go on to experience other disorders, such as depression;… read more
When people think about psychology and psychologists, generally two things will pop up in their minds: medications and talk therapy.
The first usually comes up because psychologists are often confused with psychiatrists , but also because, in other jurisdictions, they are allowed to prescribe… read more