Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis

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How RN Psychotherapists are redefining the Pathway to Trauma Recovery

Canada’s mental health care is undergoing a significant transformation. At the forefront of this revolutionary change are RN psychotherapists. These are trained and certified trauma recovery specialists who are going beyond the confines of hospital walls to redefine what it means to provide quality mental health care. These nurses undergo specialized training and certification programs […]

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Prolonged Wait Times for Psychotherapy Exacerbates Mental Health Struggles

Every World Mental Health Day is met with announcements of commitment to quality mental healthcare by provincial and federal governments. Undoubtedly, most Canadians appreciate these promises, for a category of health issue affecting one in five Canadians aged 12 or older. However, an alarm bell still needs to be rung about the long wait times

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How RN Psychotherapists Can Revolutionize Access to Mental Healthcare

Rates of mental health and substance use disorders have been rising exponentially in the past two decades. More recently, the COVID-19 pandemic and its inherent stressors created higher levels of fear, depression, isolation, mental exhaustion, and financial concerns. The result is the world and Canada are now experiencing, what many experts call, a mental health

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The Urgent Call For RN Psychotherapists In Trauma Recovery Post-COVID-19

The Urgent Call for RN Psychotherapists in Trauma Recovery Post-COVID-19

In the wake of the unprecedented challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, our collective resilience has been tested on myriad fronts. While hospitals and make-shift healthcare facilities were full of patients, another silent disease ran rampant through homes across the country – and research warns its impact may last longer than initially anticipated. Travel restrictions,

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Turn your Passion into Action – the Case for RN Psychotherapists 

Are you content in your nursing role? I’m not simply referring to your relationships with colleagues or financial stability. Rather, does your current position as an RN Psychotherapist align with your fundamental values and aspirations? Does it provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment, motivating you each day? A 2021 study recently revealed widespread burnout

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Role of RN Psychotherapists-Recovering From Childhood Trauma

Healing from trauma, especially one linked to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), can be painful, scary, and potentially re-traumatizing. That’s why the trauma recovery journey is best undertaken with the help of a professional and experienced trauma specialist. As the importance of understanding and addressing ACEs (as part of trauma recovery) gains prominence, a novel player

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