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Intimate Partner Violence (2)

As we continue discussion of the myriad issues related to intimate partner violence (IPV), in this blog we will explore various interventions aimed at…

COVID-19 and Intimate-Partner Violence (IPV): The Shadow Pandemic

During a pandemic, lockdown, social isolation, and quarantine are all positive measures for the health of our communities, unfortunately, these measures…

The Changing Face of Grief:

During the past few years, there has been a substantive shift in how grief has been portrayed by psychologists.  A useful place to begin this discussion…

Peel Regional Police Safe Place Programme

Hate-motivated incidents are on the rise and continue to occur at an alarming rate in Peel Region. As a local practice, FVB Psychologists is committed…

Psychological Assessment and Management of Chronic Pain

In a recent seminar on chronic pain held in Toronto, Dr. Dennis Turk, a psychologist and well-respected figure in the field of pain, reported that 80-85…

Evaluating Suicide Risk in Adolescents

According to Canadian statistics, the incidence of suicide attempts among adolescents may be as high as 8% (Simeon, 1989).

Death in the Workplace:

With the ageing of our population and the increased numbers of workers over 50 (many of whom are struggling to support elderly, dying parents), issues…

What Makes an Event Traumatic?

Although the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (4th ed.) (DSM-IV) defines posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as exposure to a traumatic event during…

Identifying Bereaved Children At-Risk in the School System

When a child experiences the death of a parent or sibling, family life, as once known, comes to a dramatic and oftenfrightening halt. Bereaved children…