Dr Katy Kamkar, Ph.D., C. Psych., is a Clinical Psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She is an Assistant Professor, at the Department of Psychiatry, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. 2022 CPA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public or Community Service.
She is the past Chair, of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Traumatic Stress; Chair, of Global Law Enforcement and Public Health (GLEPH), Health of Police/First Responders. She is also the Provincial Mental Health Advisor, at St. John Ambulance Ontario’s Council.
Dr Kamkar provides evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment for Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and PTSD, Occupational Stress Injuries, and on psychological distress/stress/depression and anxiety in the workplace. Her clinical work focuses in particular on Injured Workers and First Responders (Police officers, Firefighters, EMS professionals, 911/EMS Dispatchers, Active Military, and Veterans). She also provides education/workshops to Ministries and Organizations (provincial, national, and international) on Workplace Mental Health, Operational Stress Injuries, Disability Management, and Building Resiliency (Individual & Organizational Levels).
One of her greatest interests is to provide education to the public to promote mental health and well-being, reduce the stigma attached to mental illness, and focus on prevention and early intervention. She has written numerous articles for various comprehensive public resources in particular on Trauma and PTSD and has provided numerous Public Relations / TV Media Work, including launching mental health series, being a former Health Blogger for CTV Health News, for CP24 and CAMH, and presently for Canadian Occupational Health and Safety and other public resources.
Dr Dara Rampersad is a Licensed Psychologist with a specialty in first responder and emergency services; FBI Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) trained. He is knowledgeable in public policy, advocacy, and governmental processes at the city, county, state, and federal levels. He is a recipient of multiple awards including the CIT International Behavioural Health Practitioner of the Year award and commendations received by the Governor of Hawaii, Chiefs of Police, and Mental Health America for work done with law enforcement and the community.
Dr Rampersad is an associate member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police- Police and Psychological Services Section, and a CIT International board of directors member. He is also a Professor of Practice- at Arizona State University: First Responder Counseling Track program developer.
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