Department of Psychiatry


Past Events:

The 2nd Annual Recovery Run, hosted by Bellwood Health Services, in support of True Patriot Love.

September 15 9:00am-1:30pm

See: for details.

Sunnybrook speaker series – All in the family: supporting a loved one with OCD or anxiety

Tuesday, October 16 6:30pm-8:30pm
McLaughlin Auditorium, Bayview Campus
E Wing Ground Floor, 2075 Bayview Avenue

  • Understanding OCD and How to Talk About It Within the Family: Ketrina Dilo, Mental Health Clinician
  • How OCD Impacts Families and How You Can Change It: Sandra Cushing, Social Worker, Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre Intensive Residential and Day Program for OCD
  • How To Take Care of Yourself as a Caregiver: Dr. Steven Selchen, Director of Education, Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre
  • Moderator: Dr. Peggy Richter, Head, Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre

Free admission and free parking (Garage One)

Please RSVP your attendance by October 12, 2018:

Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

November 3, 2018
Ottawa, ON

On November 3 this full day event brings together individuals living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), their supporters, and mental health care professionals in a supportive, collaborative, and interactive environment.

In addition to a plenary session and catered lunch with speaker, we have three breakout sessions, giving the opportunity to choose topics that are most relevant to you, including:

  • Advances in OCD treatment
  • Best practices in biological treatment for OCD
  • Step by step guide to exposure response prevention (ERP) delivery
  • CBT treatment for children and youth
  • Decreasing accommodation with supportive strategies
  • Increasing motivation for treatment
  • Personal pathways to change and recovery

We are excited about our initial line-up of speakers, including Dr. Peggy Richter(MD Psych), Dr. Connie Dalton (C.Psych), Dr. Jennifer Karp (C.Psych), Dr. Caitlin Claggett Woods (Supervised C.Psych), and Mark Freeman (mental health author and blogger, Everybody Has a Brain ).

See for details.

What's new in Hoarding?

A conference aimed at individuals with hoarding difficulties, their loved ones, and service providers to share emerging knowledge.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
McLaughlin Auditorium (E–Wing, Ground Floor)
Friday June 1, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Morning session: Service providers only
Afternoon session: Open to all (Service providers and general public)
Service providers $135 (full day)
Students $75 (full day)
Public $15 (afternoon only)

View the full agenda and registration form

Strength and Resiliency:

Tools for Individuals Living with OCD and their Families

Join us for a free afternoon educational event open to people experiencing OCD, their family members and friends, and the broader public interested in learning more.
Learn more about what families need to know in supporting someone experiencing OCD and ask questions of our expert panel.
Featuring our special guest Dr. Diana Brecher:
Bouncing Back: Becoming More Resilient and Effective Using Your Strengths

Sunday, March 25
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
McLaughlin Auditorium, E Wing, Ground Floor, Room EG18a

View the Webinar:
Download: Bouncing Back Workshop PDF