Psychological Trauma Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Can Technology Help in a Time of Acute Crisis?



In a few short weeks, the world as we knew it changed. The COVID-19 pandemic and the new reality that comes with it is the source of psychological trauma for many people. With limited access to face-to-face treatments, can technology play a role in addressing psychological trauma? This webinar will discuss the findings of an evidence review on internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Rima Styra, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, will join us to offer a clinician’s perspective on the impact of this pandemic on people’s mental health and the role that iCBT can have in the treatment of PTSD.

Speakers:

Dr. Rima Styra
Toronto General Hospital/University Health Network
University of Toronto

Louise Bradley
Mental Health Commission of Canada

Eftyhia Helis
CADTH

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