Shine the Light on Psychosis

  • River Building 3224

SAMH is proud to present the second of our ongoing mental health discussion series, this time highlighting current research, treatment and experiences of individuals who experience psychosis. Come out to learn and share in the process of destigmatizing an experience many face that often results in marginalization even within the mental health community.

Refreshments will be provided!

6:00pm - Welcome and Refreshments

6:05pm - Introduction to Psychosis: Presented by SAMH

A brief presentation put together by SAMH discussing misconceptions of psychosis and disorders associated with psychosis, histroical context of disorders associated with psychosis, treatment options and institutionalization of individuals who experience psychosis.

6:20pm - Dr. Matthew Holahan (15-20 mins)

Dr. Holahan is a professor and researcher within the Department of Neuroscience here at Carleton University, with research interest in Schizophrenia. He works with an animal model of the cognitive deficits seen in schizophrenia (based on the glutamate hypofunction hypothesis of schizophrenia) and looks mainly at the prefrontal cortex and its importance in executive functions.

6:35pm - Dr. Nicola Wright (15-20 mins)

Dr. Wright is a Clinical Professor at uOttawa, as well as a Clinical Psychologist within the Schizophrenia Program at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. She is a co-author of "Treating Psychosis: A Clinician's Guide to Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Approaches within the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tradition".

6:50pm - Crystal Morris

Ms. Morris is an Occupational Therapist within On Track, a part of the Champlain District Regional First Episode Psychosis Program out of the Ottawa Hospital. She has worked within this early intervention program for nearly 9 years.

7:05pm - Break for Refreshments

7:10pm - Panel Discussion with Speakers

Opportunity for attendees to ask questions and share stories with the guest speakers.

7:30pm - End of Formal Part of Evening

SAMH recognizes and ackowledges that all events, activities and meetings we organize are on unceded and surrendered Algonquin territory. We strive to continue to decolonize our initiatives and use our platform to assist in nation-building for indigenous members of the community.

There is unfortunately no gender neutral washrooms in this building, the closest one being in Steacie Building 145B. Here is a full list of gender neutral bathrooms: https://carleton.ca/equity/gender-neutral-washrooms/

The location of this event is wheelchair accessible, and there are accessible washrooms on the same floor