Dr. Michael Paré to discuss his journey with stress and depression

What does depression look like from both a professional and a personal viewpoint? That’s what Dr. Michael Paré will discuss in his upcoming talk “Wounded Healer: One Physician’s Journey of Stress and Depression from the Inside and Outside” at York.

The talk, presented by the Office of the Master, Stong College, will be held Thursday, April 30 from 1:30 to 3pm in the Samuel Beckett Theatre, 112 Stong College, Keele campus.

As both a physician and a psychotherapist, Paré is able to present a unique window on the subjective and objective truths concerning major depressive disorder. He will take the audience on a short journey into the personal depths of his own horrendous subjective experience of depression. His tale, however, will also be an encouraging one as it includes his full recovery.

Right: Michael Paré

In addition, Paré will discuss the up-to-date progress in recent brain research on the diagnosis, management and treatment of depressive illness, using methods including brain scanning techniques, medication, deep brain stimulation and psychotherapy.

His clinical work consists of medical psychotherapy and general practice psychiatry. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in neuroscience and a master’s degree in education. Paré is coordinator of the Medical Clinic for Person-Centred Psychotherapy and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Tyndale University College.

Certified in both individual and group psychotherapy, Paré also provides educational supervision and mentorship to physician psychotherapists. As well, he holds an Ontario Medical Association (OMA) position as physician coordinator for the Toronto Physician Health Project, which is under the direction of the OMA Professionals Health Program.

Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Cecilia Abrusci at ext. 55132.