Audio Update Archives

Science Up First Continues The Fight Against Disinformation With Dr. Krishana Sankar


Science Up First Continues The Fight Against Disinformation With Dr. Krishana Sankar
Dr. Krishana Sankar returns to Mind Full to talk about the science and data around vaccines and COVID-19. Dr. Sankar and the other experts at Science Up First are continuing to combat online disinformation, which is ever-changing and doesn’t show signs of slowing down.


Pandemic Disinformation, Suicide, and Science Up First With Dr. Tyler Black

Pandemic Disinformation, Suicide, and Science Up First With Dr. Tyler Black
Dr. Tyler Black is a psychiatrist who specializes in suicidology. When, early in the pandemic, wild claims were being made about the spike in suicide we were sure to see as a result of lockdowns, he pushed back with his expertise in the field (spoiler alert – he was right, and suicide actually decreased). He became one of the experts at Science Up First, combatting disinformation online.


Reflections on Apartheid and Lessons Learned with Zuraida Dada


Reflections on Apartheid and Lessons Learned with Zuraida Dada
Zuraida Dada is a psychologist in Alberta who grew up under the apartheid system in South Africa. She was an activist despite the danger, a scholar despite the odds, and was part of the intelligentsia that rebuilt the country as it became a democracy.


The Naomi Osaka Effect: Talking elite athletes and mental health


The Naomi Osaka Effect: Talking elite athletes and mental health

Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood and University of Manitoba psychology student (and Olympic swimming medallist) Chantal Van Landeghem discuss the mental health of elite athletes in the wake of Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from Wimbledon.


Learning about Cognitive Dissonance and the Bystander Effect with UCalgary students


Learning about Cognitive Dissonance and the Bystander Effect with UCalgary students
Students at the University of Calgary created podcasts for their final project in Jim Cresswell’s History of Psychology course. Listen here to learn more about Cognitive Dissonance Theory with one group, and the Bystander Effect with another.”


Dr. David Goldbloom’s new book We Can Do Better


We Can Do Better: Urgent Innovations to Improve Mental Health Access and Care
Dr. David Goldbloom’s new book We Can Do Better: Urgent Innovations to Improve Mental Health Access and Care lays out 8 different innovations that can improve access and care right now in Canada. The CPA’s director of policy and public affairs, Glenn Brimacombe, speaks to Dr. Goldbloom about his book and the future of mental health care in this country.


Silver Linings From the Pandemic: Ending Psychology Month 2021 on a positive note


Silver Linings From the Pandemic: Ending Psychology Month on a positive note
Psychology Month has focused on dozens of aspects of the pandemic, a global catastrophe that is deeply tragic. To close out Psychology Month 2021, we focus on a few positives that have come about as a result of COVID-19.


Psychology Month – Dr. Jenn, Dr. Laila, Dr. Mary and the Coping Toolbox podcast


Dr. Jenn, Dr. Laila, Dr. Mary and the Coping Toolbox podcast
Introducing The Coping Toolbox: A Child Psych Podcast. Dr. Jenn Vriend, Dr. Laila Din Osmun, and Dr. Mary Simmering McDonald are three child psychologists from Ottawa.

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-coping-toolbox-a-child-psych-podcast/id1553993639


Psychology Month 2021 – some of the psychologists doing interesting things during the pandemic


Psychology Month - some of the psychologists doing interesting things during the pandemicSome of the psychologists doing interesting things during the pandemic
Meet some of the psychologists who have been profiled in this Psychology Month. We speak with Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood, Dr. Christine Chambers, Courtney Gosselin and Dr. Mélanie Joanisse about their work during the pandemic.


An Interview with Dr. Maya Yampolsky


Maya Yampolsky
Dr. Maya Yampolsky spoke to us about the intersection of the pandemic and both structural and overt racism. It was too much to put into just one profile, so we are sharing the whole conversation on Mind Full.


An Interview with Dr. Steven Taylor


Steven Taylor
Dr. Steven Taylor of UBC was the first person to identify a need for a comprehensive look at the psychology surrounding pandemics. His book, “The Psychology of Pandemics: Preparing for the next Global Outbreak of Infectious Disease” was published presciently in October of 2019, a month before the first COVID-19 case appeared in Wuhan.


Audio Update: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with TK Manyimo

TK ManyimoTK Manyimo will be hosting a workshop over two days, November 5th and 6th, for the CPA. Having A Courageous Conversation is all about equity, diversity, and inclusion in Canadian workplaces. Details on the workshop to come, in the meantime here is a sneak preview.


Audio Update: Dr. Keith Dobson: Carleton University Psychology Mental Health Day

Dr. Keith DobsonOctober 8 is the Carleton University Department of Psychology’s Psychology Mental Health Day. The keynote speaker this year is former CPA President Dr. Keith Dobson. We spoke with Dr. Dobson on the CPA Podcast, so his upcoming appearance (and his upcoming conference call with the World Health Organization) wouldn’t seem so daunting by comparison.


Audio Update: Suicide Prevention Day with Dr. Marnin Heisel

Suicide Prevention Day PosterDr. Marnin Heisel co-wrote the CPA Fact Sheet on suicide, and also co-wrote the Canadian media guidelines for the reporting on suicide. He joins us to talk pandemic, advocacy, and moving forward with a National Suicide Prevention Strategy.


Audio Update: Racial trauma and racial justice with Dr. Monnica Williams



Dr. Monnica Williams, Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Disparities and Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Ottawa, joins us to talk about the effects of racial trauma, the path of racial justice, and why we need to stop sharing the George Floyd video.


Audio Update: Dr. Anusha Kassan: How to help people dealing with racial trauma



Dr. Anusha Kassan is an Associate Professor at UBC. She helped launch an innovative program to increase diversity in the counselling psychology program when she was at the University of Calgary, and is carrying it over to her new location. We discuss the lack of diversity in mental health professionals, and what psychologists can do to be prepared to help people dealing with racial trauma.


Audio Update: Rural, small town, and northern Canada in the time of COVID



Dr. Judi Malone, CEO of the Psychologists Association of Alberta, and Dr. Ray Bollman, Rural and Small Town specialist with Statistics Canada, join us to talk about rural and northern communities in the time of COVID-19.


Audio Update: Connected North Indigenous role models



Connected North from TakingITGlobal was the recipient of the CPA’s 2020 Humanitarian award for their work connecting youth in remote northern Canadian communities to educational programs, activism, and mentors through 2-way video technology. We spoke to Waukomaun Pawis at Connected North about their programs, indigenous role models, and coping with COVID.


Audio Update: Racism in the workplace with Dr. Helen Ofosu

Dr. Helen Ofosu is a Work and Business Psychologist who runs I/O Advisory Services, a HR Consulting, Career and Executive Coaching firm. She has spent a lot of time solving problems in the workplace and joins us to discuss the dual crises of COVID-19 and anti-Black racism.  The blog articles referred to can be found on https://ioadvisory.com/


Audio Update: Dr. Heather Prime on Risk and Resilience in Family Well-Being during COVID-19

Dr. Heather Prime and two colleagues collaborated on a paper called “Risk and Resilience in Family Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic”. They turned to previous crises (natural disasters, economic crashes, etc) to better understand where families are at and may be headed during COVID-19. You can find their paper here: psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2020-34995-001.html


Audio Update: Music and anxiety with E.L. Adams II


E.L. Adams II is a psychologist based in Kingston who has started a podcast to connect music with mental health. To listen to his podcast Mental Health, Mood, and Music, click here: https://vimeo.com/elapsychology


Audio Update: Dr. Wendy Wood’s #NotAlone campaign


Dr. Wendy Wood is a clinical psychologist in Montreal, the epicentre of Canada’s COVID-19 crisis. She is launching the #NotAlone campaign to get free mental health assistance to as many Canadians as possible.

Audio Update: Dr. Lindsay McCunn: Work environments, present and future


How has the change in our work environment due to COVID-19 affected us? And when we eventually all go back to work, what will that environment look like? Dr. Lindsay McCunn, chair of the CPA’s Environmental Psychology section, elaborates.


Audio Update: Dr. Amy Tan, the CPA’s 5,000th Twitter follower


Dr. Amy Tan is an MD in Calgary, and recently became the CPA’s 5,000th Twitter follower. We spoke to her about this tremendous achievement (and also about Advanced Care Planning and being an MD during COVID).


Audio Update: Dr. Khush Amaria discusses the Stronger Minds online platform


Dr. Khush Amaria and her colleagues at Mind Beacon have launched a free online mental health resource for the time of the COVID pandemic. Stronger Minds has many videos and interactive features designed to support mental health and assist those who need help.


Audio Update: Quick chat with Dr. Khush Amaria about remote psychological practice


For a long time, Dr. Khush Amaria has been working with technology to provide remote psychological services. As her group Mind Beacon launches the free online platform Stronger Minds, she joins us to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of online therapy.


Audio Update: Dr. Brent MacDonald about coping during COVID


Quick chat with Dr. Brent MacDonald of MacDonald Psychology Group in Calgary. Dr. MacDonald discusses coping strategies we can all use during the pandemic, and remaining hopeful about the good things that can eventually arise as a result.


Audio Update: Quick chat with Dr. Kimberly Sogge about Climate Change


Quick chat with Dr. Kimberly Sogge of Ottawa River Psychology Group. Is the current response to the COVID pandemic an opportunity for us to take on climate change next?


Audio Update: Nova Scotia shooting tragedy with Dr. Katy Kamkar


Newly elected Chair of the CPA’s Traumatic Stress Section talks about the Nova Scotia shooting, and the power of social media to engender a sense of community in the wake of such a tragedy.


Audio Update: Dr. Brent MacDonald about the opportunities arising from isolation


Quick chat with Dr. Brent MacDonald of MacDonald Psychology Group in Calgary. Dr. MacDonald sees several interesting opportunities arising from COVID-19 and the way we’re all adapting to isolation.


Audio Update: Dr. Brent MacDonald on anxiety


Quick chat with Dr. Brent MacDonald of MacDonald Psychology Group in Calgary, who discusses the rise in anxiety thanks to COVID-19.


Audio Update: Dr. Heather MacIntosh on ‘Big T’ vs. ‘little t’ trauma

Daily Audio Update: Dr. Heather MacIntosh on ‘Big T’ vs. ‘little t’ trauma
It’s something of a colloquialism, but the distinction between ‘Big T’ and ‘little t’ trauma is one that matters in the current context of COVID-19. Dr. Heather MacIntosh joins us to discuss that distinction.


Audio Update: Dr. Heather MacIntosh, 7 tips for coping with trauma

Daily Audio Update: Dr. Heather MacIntosh, 7 tips for coping with trauma


Audio Update: Dr. Karen Cohen on advocacy during COVID-19

Daily Audio Update: Dr. Karen Cohen on advocacy during COVID-19
Quick chat with CPA CEO Dr. Karen Cohen about advocacy during COVID-19. Calling for insurers to cover tele-psychology, and drop the requirements for a physician referral for psychological services.


Audio Update: Karen Cohen on the Psychology Practice Fact Sheet and Telehealth


Quick chat with CPA CEO Dr. Karen Cohen about the fact sheet Psychological Practice and the Coronavirus, as well as the future of psychological tele-health services.


Audio Update: Heather MacIntosh worried about domestic violence


Stories about increased domestic violence during isolation have Dr. Heather MacIntosh worried. An expert in couples therapy, anxiety, and trauma, Dr. MacIntosh wrote the blog post “Coupling and Trauma in the Context of COVID-19”. She joins us to talk about those worries.


Audio Update: Karen Cohen pro-bono initiative


Quick chat with CPA CEO Dr. Karen Cohen, who answers some questions we’ve received about the pro-bono initiative to provide psychological services to front line health care providers across Canada.


Audio Update: Coping with COVID for people with existing anxieties or OCD with Dr. Christine Korol


COVID-19 can be especially difficult for people who already had anxiety, OCD, or another condition. We talk with Dr. Christine Korol about the challenges faced by those who were already experiencing mental health issues.


Audio Update: Fear of losing someone or dying yourself with Dr. Christine Korol


The number one fear people have during COVID-19 is losing someone they love. The number two fear is getting sick yourself. We talk to Dr. Christine Korol about both those fears, and how to approach them.


Audio Update: Being angry with people not taking COVID seriously with Dr. Christine Korol


It’s easy to get upset with people who are not taking COVID-19 seriously. We chat with Dr. Christine Korol about anger and convincing your parents or friends to be more careful.


Audio Update: CKLW Dan McDonald interview with Karen Cohen


CPA CEO Dr. Karen Cohen discusses the CPA’s pro-bono initiative to provide psychological services to front-line health care workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Interview with Dan McDonald on AM800 CKLW in Windsor.


Audio Update: Christine Korol quick chat therapy with front line workers


Dr. Christine Korol has been working with health care professionals for some time. Today she discusses the various issues facing front-line health care providers with the CPA.


Audio Update: Christine Korol telehealth and online therapy


The CPA daily COVID-19 quick chat starts today with Dr. Christine Korol, who talks to us about taking your psychological practice online.