Edge of Science

Stepped Care 2.0 ©: A Pivotal Role for Psychology in the Redesign of Integrated Primary Care
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 | 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM
Frederic Gaspard Theatre, Basic Medical Sciences Building
Live webstream: http://talbot.cc.umanitoba.ca/legacy/bann/theatre_a/

Dr. Peter Cornish, Associate Professor
Memorial University

Dr. Peter Cornish is an Associate Professor and Director of the Student Wellness and Counselling Center (SWCC) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The SWCC is an academic and service unit with a focus on interprofessional wellness programming, training and research. Dr. Cornish is a strong advocate for interprofessional collaboration and encourages the development of partnerships with a broad range of disciplines within the univeristy and within the public health sector.

Stepped Care in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic: Does QuickStart Give Patients a Head Start?
Monday, Nov 27, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Frederic Gaspard Theatre, Basic Medical Sciences Building
Dr. Patricia Furer, Associate Professor
Clinical Health Psychology
University of Manitoba

Patricia Furer, Ph.D., C. Psych., is a clinical psychologist and the director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at St. Boniface Hospital. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Furer specializes in the assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders. She has written papers and book chapters on health anxiety and other anxiety disorders.  Her book Treating Health Anxiety and Fear of Death: A Practitioner’s Guide was written together with colleagues Drs. John Walker and Murray Stein and came out in 2007.  Over the past six years, she has been working on developing and evaluating a stepped-care treatment approach within the Anxiety Disorders Clinic.  Other areas of research interest include treatment of perinatal anxiety and web-based interventions. Dr. Furer is involved in clinical teaching and supervision with clinical health psychology residents and practicum students.


The Social Neurobiology of Eating, Exercise and Chronic Disease
Dr. Peter A. Hall
University of Waterloo


Behavioral Intervention Technologies for Depression

Dr. David Mohr
Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

Building a web-based intervention to help parents of anxious children
Dr. John Walker
Department of Clinical Health Psychology University of Manitoba


Psychological Flexibility and Treatment for Chronic Pain: The Revolution has Begun
Dr. Lance McCracken
Kings College, London England

Acceptance –Based Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Pain: Theory and Resrearch
Dr. Gregg Tkachuk
Department of Clinical Health Psychology University of Manitoba