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This educational series is for health care and support service providers caring for people living with, at risk for and affected by HIV.

Thursday May 13, 2021, 1-4 p.m.

What can be learned about mental health during outbreaks?

Understand more about complex PTSD & cognitive processing therapy     

Learn about trauma treatment exercises like grounding and tapping that are consistent with “ seeking safety” and “emotional freedom techniques”

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Lessons for Mental Health during Outbreaks with Luke Swenson, MD (PGY3), PhD a resident in psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Swenson completed his PhD in experimental medicine at the University of British Columbia where he studied HIV drug resistance, then completed medical school at the University of Toronto. His research interests involve using novel methods to better understand the HIV epidemic. 

Clinical Approaches to Trauma, Substance Use & PTSD with Wip Lamba MD, FRCPC, DAPN, DABPM (Addiction Medicine) medical lead of the Concurrent Disorders program at Ontario Shores Mental Health Sciences & Medical Lead of Project ECHO Addiction Medicine & Psychosocial Interventions, CAMH. Lamba is an addiction psychiatrist with over five years experience at St. Michaels’ Hospital in inpatient & outpatient concurrent disorders, addiction medicine & psychotherapy assessment & treatment for people who use drugs.

Casey House HIV & Mental Health Series in collaboration with St. Michael’s Hospital

Mental health series chairs:  Elise Hall, consultation/liaison psychiatry at St. Michael’s Hospital, lecturer at the University of Toronto; Maureen Mahan, education development coordinator at Casey House