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Wednesday, May 6, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 12:40 PM EDT

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Part of our COVID-19: Ask our experts community talks

When separated from our loved ones and unable to go about our lives in any normal way, many people are experiencing an increase in fear and anxiety. Professor Christine Purdon is an expert in how these emotions affect our mental health. Professor Purdon will join us online to answer your questions about COVID-19 and mental health and share her tips for managing anxiety during the pandemic.

Speaker: Christine Purdon, professor, Department of Psychology

Christine PurdonChristine Purdon is a professor in the Department of Psychology, a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and a certified therapist in the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CABCT). She has expertise in the assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in adults and has practiced and taught cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) for over 20 years. Her primary areas of interest include the persistence of anxiety and its cognitive manifestations, such as obsessions, worry, rumination, doubt, and behavioural manifestations, such as compulsions and escape or avoidance behaviours.

Community talks will be held online using a video link that will be provided before the talk.
Registration is required.

Cost:
Free

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