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As part of the series “Moving closer to People”, the Psychology Division presents

“The Contribution of Cognitive Approaches in assisting people with Psychosis”

By Neil A. Rector, PhD, CPsych


“An alternative vision of Recovery in Psychosis”
By Ellen Corin, PhD.
Friday, April 4, 2014

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Douglas Hall, Douglas Institute

6875, LaSalle Boulevard



  1. To consider best practices and therapeutic models that foster integrity, dignity and autonomy of the person
  2. To promote discussion and increase awareness about the therapeutic needs of people with psychotic disorders as well as their strengths and capacities
  3. To dispel lingering fear and prejudices amongst professionals towards people with psychotic experiences by creating a forum of dialog
  4. To provide a forum of discussion that highlights personal narratives of success and resilience


Neil RectorNeil A. Rector, PhD, CPsych., is a Research Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI), and Director of the Mood and Anxiety Research and Treatment Program and Director of Research in the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Former positions include staff psychologist and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) from 1998-2008, and Affiliate Clinical Scientist in the Mood and Anxiety Program from 2009-2013. Dr. Rector’s research interests focus on the cognitive and behavioural mechanisms of vulnerability in the development and persistence of anxiety and mood disorders, and their treatment with cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). His research has received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Ontario Mental Health Foundation, and resulted in more than 100 scientific publications. In addition to an active CBT practice, Dr. Rector trains and supervises psychology and psychiatry students, runs workshops nationally and internationally, and is Co-Director of the University of Toronto’s Continuing Medical Education Intermediate and Advanced CBT courses.

Ellen Corin finalEllen Corin, PhD., is a Researcher Emerita at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and was an Associate Professor at Departments of Psychiatry and Anthropology at McGill University. She obtained her PhD in Psychology at the Université de Louvain in Belgium. Her doctoral work and research has been conducted mainly in the Democratic Republic of Congo, India and Quebec and has been positioned between anthropology and psychology. Dr Corin’s research has focused on people with psychosis from their own perspectives, experiences, culture and family in their healing process. Her studies invite us to expand our perspectives about our interventions in mental health practice. Dr Corin created and managed a research team for 10 years in partnership between academic researchers and community groups. In this context, she has collaborated with the Quebec Coalition of Alternative Mental Health Resources and Les Impatients.

She has published several books and written numerous articles in scientific reviews.


Lectures will be given in French or in English. Discussion and question period in both languages.

Target audience

Psychologists, students, trainees, psychiatrists, anthropologists, general physicians, researchers and healthcare professionals who treat psychiatric disorders.


Activity accredited 6.5 hours by the Ordre des psychologues du Quebec.

For more info: Valérie Bordelais: Tel.: 514 761-6131 Ext. 2616 or

March 20, 2014