Audio Update Archives

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: 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.


A health issue, not a criminal one: Decriminalizing illegal substances with Dr. Andrew Hyoun Soo Kim


Break the Cycle: Dr. Alex DiGiacomo Completes her Cross-Canada Ride

The CPA’s Working Group on Decriminalization recently published the position paper ‘The Decriminalization of Illegal Substances in Canada’. Dr. Andrew Kim, co-chair of the Working Group, joins Mind Full to discuss how the way we think about drug use informs the way we approach drug use – which should be from a health perspective, not a criminal one.


Cash Transfers Reduce Homelessness with Dr. Jiaying Zhao and Amber Dyce


Cash Transfers Reduce Homelessness with Dr. Jiaying Zhao and Amber Dyce

Researchers from UBC teamed up with Foundations for Social Change to conduct a study where they gave a one-time cash transfer of $7,500 to people experiencing homelessness. The results of the study are a first step toward transforming the way we see, and approach, homelessness. We spoke with study lead author Dr. Jiaying Zhao and Foundations for Social Change CEO Amber Dyce about the study itself and the possibilities for ending homelessness.