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For doctoral student: Pre-doctoral residency with Clinical Health Psychology

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Seeking Assistant Professor in the area of clinical psychology - University of Manitoba

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As part of a multi-year expansion to our CPA-accredited Clinical program, the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba invites applications for two full-time Probationary (tenure-track) appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more informations: https://viprecprod.ad.umanitoba.ca/default.aspx?REQ_ID=29755

Canadian Network for Research in Schizophrenia and Psychoses Meeting - Lecture by Dr. Bill Honer, October 17th

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“Ways of thinking about schizophrenia”

 

A Public Lecture by Prof. William Honer, sponsored by the Canadian Schizophrenia Network

 

Synopsis

Like so much about schizophrenia, a shared understanding of what is known, and what needs most to be to be discovered remains elusive. Three ways of thinking about schizophrenia will be explored in Prof. Honer’s talk, rooted in the history of the disorder. First, the unusual mental experiences of people with schizophrenia will be described, and the role of these experiences in making a diagnosis of the disorder will be considered. Next, thoughts about the variable and complex course of schizophrenia, and the implications for treatment of patients will be reviewed. Finally, new strategies for thinking about schizophrenia as a brain disorder may provide new sources of hope for the future.


Biographical sketch

Dr. Honer trained in medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and received his MD in 1984. Following a year of internal medicine training at the Vancouver General Hospital, he was a resident in psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University. During the final year of his residency program, and for the next three years, Dr. Honer was a research fellow at Columbia University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he was a member of Dr. Peter Davies’ neuropathology research group.

 

Dr. Honer moved to Vancouver in 1991, and is Professor and Jack Bell Chair in Schizophrenia in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist to the BC Psychosis Program, focused on treatment resistant forms of psychotic disorders. Dr. Honer was Head of the UBC Department from 2011-2018, and continues as a Lecturer at Columbia University.

 

Dr. Honer was elected to Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2012. He received a Scientist Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and has received both the Young Investigator Award (1997) and the Heinz Lehmann Award (2008) from the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology. In 2018, Dr. Honer received the JM Cleghorn Award for Excellence and Leadership in Clinical Research from the Canadian Psychiatric Association. Dr. Honer is the author of over 400 peer-reviewed publications.

Seeking Candidates for a Postdoctoral Position at Boston University

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June 6, 2023

Funded by an R01 on neural and behavioral (EMA, smartphone sensors) markers of social isolation and loneliness in psychopathology. If you are interested, reach out to Dr Daniel Fulford: dfulford@bu.edu

Seeking Candidates for a Postdoctoral Position at Université Laval

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May 19th 2023

We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow for a position on a study targeting verbal productions in people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD). Our lab benefits from a large and unique verbal dataset acquired while participants with SSD and healthy controls performed a collaborative task (based on the referential communication paradigm) with an interaction partner. Initial results revealed that people with SSD made it harder to perform the task with them and that their verbal productions were judged less interesting. The next steps for which we are seeking a postdoctoral fellow aim to better understand the linguistic underpinnings for these difficulties, including an analysis of the reference choices (the terms used to refer to the characters during the referential communication task) as well as the implementation of natural language processing (NLP) analyses. The successful applicant will be expected to run the analyses, taking task conditions into account, and to publish/present the findings. There will also be opportunities to develop new projects and/or to collaborate on other ongoing projects in the lab as well as with the wider Discourse in Psychosis consortium.

For more information, click here

Graduate Studentships for Research in Schizophrenia & Psychosis

2023 Call for Applications & Guidelines

The Schizophrenia Society of Canada Foundation (SSCF) and the Canadian Consortium for Early Intervention in Psychosis (CCEIP) are pleased to partner in offering Graduate Studentships specific to research on schizophrenia and psychosis. The objective of this multi-year funded opportunity is to provide a stipend for ONE Doctoral (PhD) student and TWO Masters students pursuing research aimed at identifying the causes of, or developing novel interventions for, schizophrenia and related psychosis. The research can focus on either biomedical or psychosocial aspects of schizophrenia and psychosis.

 

The deadline for submission is May 1, 2023. For additional information, click here or please contact Delaney Forsyth at admin@epicanada.org.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity

The University of British Columbia Department of Psychiatry invites applications for a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow in the area of neuropsychology of severe mental illness (psychotic and mood disorders). The primary areas of research will include investigation of clinical neuropsychological functioning in individuals presenting with treatment resistant psychosis, as well as investigation of cognitive and metacognitive functioning in these and related clinical populations. Opportunities are also available for collaboration and work in the areas of cognitive remediation, neurostimulation, and other related specialties within the department. Fellows will contribute to ongoing studies and develop independent projects from existing databases, obtain experience in grant-writing and securing research funds, and may develop prospective research projects. Suitable applicants will have a Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology, strong statistical analysis and writing skills, and interest in a career as a clinical researcher. The fellowship has an anticipated start date of September 1, 2023, with an initial term of one year with opportunity for extension. The fellowship will be based at UBC Hospital on the main UBC campus. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, vita, graduate transcripts, and list of three referees to Dr. Ivan Torres, Ph.D., R.Psych at ivan.torres@ubc.ca. Click here for more information.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position

As you probably know, SARPEP, a learning health system for FEP program,  uses technology integrated in clinical services for real time monitoring of services to  evaluate PEP programs practices  and better support them in implementing the essential components of PEP. The project involves service users and family members, clinicians/clinician-administrators, and researchers/clinician-researchers from 11 clinics across Quebec, as well as policy maker (representative from the Ministry of Health and Social Services). We are currently working on the analysis and synthesis of the results of the first two years of data collection (pilot project), and we hope to share our findings soon.

 

To achieve our future goals of large scale implementation in Quebec and eventually hopefully across Canada, we are looking for a Research Professional (job offer attached), with the following profile: PhD; experience in early intervention for psychosis or youth mental health or severe mental disorders, experience in scientific writing, grant writing, scientific presentations, expertise in knowledge transfer; experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis (large databases); preferably bilingual.  The SARPEP project is based in Montreal (Quebec), but telecommuting may be possible.  

 

We also offer fellowship positions in early intervention for psychosis, learning systems and youth mental health.

 

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Appel à auteur.e.s – numéro spécial sur la qualité des soins en santé mentale, revue Santé mentale au Québec – Automne 2023

La revue Santé mentale au Québec est une revue scientifique qui paraît deux fois par année. Elle a pour principal objectif de rendre disponible aux cliniciens, gestionnaires et chercheurs de nouvelles connaissances sur la santé mentale, les troubles mentaux et sur des interventions cliniques et sociales innovantes en plus d’être un forum d’opinion sur différents thèmes d’intérêt pour la communauté scientifique.

Dans le cadre d’un partenariat entre cette revue et l’axe Santé mentale des populations (SMP) du Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec (RRSPQ), nous sollicitons des propositions d’articles scientifiques pour un numéro spécial portant sur le thème de la « Qualité des soins en santé mentale ». Tous les thèmes reliés à ce sujet seront considérés – incluant de manière non-exclusive : les différentes dimensions de la qualité des soins (sécurité, accessibilité, continuité, efficacité, « bonnes pratiques », etc.); les pratiques probantes en promotion/prévention des services; l’évaluation clinique, des traitements ou des services, offerts à tous types d’usagers ayant différents problèmes de santé mentale ou concernant leurs proches ou les dispensateurs de soins, etc. Tous types d’articles originaux sur la qualité des soins en santé mentale présentant des résultats de recherche ou une recension des écrits seront acceptés. L’axe SMP prendra en charge les frais de publication de 500 $ exigés par la revue pour ses membres chercheurs réguliers et étudiants (si vous n’êtes pas encore membre du réseau et de l’axe SMP, voici la procédure : https://santepop.qc.ca/fr/devenir-membre).

Si vous êtes intéressé.e.s, nous vous demandons de signifier par courriel votre intérêt (avec un titre potentiel d’article) si possible d’ici le 15 juillet 2022 à santementale.rrspq@gmail.com. Un résumé de 400 mots maximum (incluant les sections suivantes : contexte/originalité, objectifs, méthode, résultats anticipés, impacts anticipés) devra être envoyé à l’adresse suivante : santementale.rrspq@gmail.com d’ici le 30 septembre 2022. Vous pouvez aussi écrire à cette adresse courriel concernant toutes autres questions que vous avez sur la préparation de ce numéro. Les réponses d’acceptation des proposition d’article seront envoyées aux auteur.e.s en octobre 2022. L’article devra être directement soumis à la revue Santé mentale au Québec au plus tard le 31 janvier 2023. Noter que les articles soumis dans le cadre de ce numéro ne seront pas automatiquement acceptés, et feront l’objet d’une évaluation par les pairs. La préparation de ce numéro thématique est sous la responsabilité de Marie-Josée Fleury, responsable de l’axe SMP, avec le soutien du comité d’orientation de l’axe. Pour plus de détails concernant les consignes lors de la rédaction des articles consulter le site internet de la revue Santé mentale au Québec à l’adresse suivante : http://www.revue-smq.ca/soumission-dun-article/

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Launch of the Canadian Network for Research on Schizophrenia and Psychoses

On Friday, January 24, 2020, the first meeting of the Canadian Network for Research on Schizophrenia and Psychoses was held at the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal. This event was attended by over 50 professionals from the health network and academia as well as people living with schizophrenia or psychosis and their loved ones.This new network was initiated by researcher and psychologist Tania Lecomte and a number of her colleagues from institutions in Quebec and Canada. The network’s goal is to bring together stakeholders from the schizophrenia and psychosis community to develop ongoing partnerships and advance science. At the event, the network members joined subgroups and plenary sessions to discuss and reflect on specific themes, which allowed them to define research priorities and find solutions to facilitate the funding and implementation of the chosen initiatives. The group closed the meeting with a discussion of the network’s next steps.

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Recruitment for on going studies

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Study on the romantic relationships and sexuality of persons with a psychotic disorder

All participants will be entered in a draw to win an iPad at the end of the study

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED :

  • Men and women

  • 18 years and older

  • Must have a psychotic disorder diagnosis (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, etc.)

STUDY REQUIREMENTS :

  • Complete a series of questionnaires online once (approximately 30 minutes) in your

preferred language (English or French)
 

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 Position available

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical High Risk for Psychosis

The At-Risk for Mental Illness Program in the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary, Alberta Canada is seeking applicants for a full-time postdoctoral position.

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