Cundill Centre Online Tool for the Treatment of Youth Depression – recording

Matt Kempen
Marketing Manager for ACAMH

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The Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is proud to launch its free, interactive online tool that summarises best practices for supporting youth as they manage their depression. This is a recording from a session providing for ACAMH on Tuesday 9 November 2021.

The slides from the event can be downloaded as a pdf version.

ACAMH members can now receive a CPD certificate for watching this recorded lecture. Simply email membership@acamh.org with the day and time you watch it, so we can check the analytics, and we’ll email you your certificate.

About the event

Following the May 2021 ‘CAMHS around the Campfire’ with Dr. Stephanie Ameis, on ‘ADHD in CYP with autism, and pharmacological treatment’, Stephanie returns with an evidence-based clinical resource is meant for primary care providers and other frontline clinicians and takes about 20 minutes to complete. The tool was created by clinician-scientists, youth, and other experts from the Cundill Centre. Watch this spoken word poem to learn more.

Joined by Dr. Peter Szatmari, who spoke at our 2021 Jack Tizard Memorial Lecture and Conference, and Renira Narrandes, this session features a live demonstration of the tool and a panel discussion with Melanie Asselin, a Youth Advisor, and Dr. Karin Euler a Family doctor, Georgian Bay Family Health Team.

About the speakers

Dr. Peter Szatmari
Dr. Peter Szatmari

Dr. Peter Szatmari is Chief of the Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative between CAMH, The Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. Additionally, Dr. Szatmari holds the Patsy and Jamie Anderson Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health.

Dr. Szatmari’s investigative interests fall broadly into areas of psychiatric and genetic epidemiology, specifically: 1) longitudinal studies of children with autism spectrum disorders and the factors associated with good outcome; and 2) the genetic etiology of autism including studying families with rare copy number variants and studies of infant siblings. Another area of interest is the developmental course of child and adolescent psychopathology including depression, eating disorders, oppositional behaviours and anxiety disorders, with a particular area of concern being measurement issues and sampling by family unit rather than by individuals. (Bio and image from CAMH)

Dr. Stephanie Ameis
Dr. Stephanie Ameis

Dr. Stephanie Ameis is the Associate Director of the Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression and a Clinician Scientist in the Brain Health Imaging Centre, The Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth & Family Mental Health and the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at CAMH. She is a child and youth psychiatrist at CAMH and is appointed to the Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative at CAMH, the University of Toronto and SickKids. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Ameis’ research spans across: (1) neuroimaging research, studying biological mechanisms related to clinical symptoms, social cognition, neurocognition and behaviour across transdiagnostic samples, including children, youth and young adults with a variety of mental health challenges, (2) interventional research, focused on studying novel interventions to treat mental health symptoms in youth, and (3) implementation science and knowledge translation to improve uptake of research findings in her work with the Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression. Dr. Ameis has a particular interest in developing evidence-based interventions to address depression and suicidal thinking in autistic youth. (Bio and image from CAMH)

Renira Narrandes
Renira Narrandes

Renira Narrandes is a Knowledge Translation Specialist at the Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada. Her role is to find ways to help shorten the time it takes for research to have an impact on clinical practice. This involves developing tools and working with the people who will use them, including service providers, young people, and family members.

Dr. Karin Euler
Dr. Karin Euler

Dr. Karin Euler is a family doctor and physician mental health lead with the Georgian Bay Family Health Team in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. She is also part of the Canadian African Community Health Alliance and travels to Tanzania regularly to lead medical missions for the people of the island of Ukerewe.

Melanie Asselin
Melanie Asselin

Melanie Asselin is a Master of Social Work Candidate at Wilfrid Laurier University, with a research focus on youth mental health and addictions. She is a youth advisor at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and is also actively engaged with several local non-profit organizations.

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