January 4th, 2022

The College is pleased to advise registrants of the upcoming virtual Workshop on Chronic Stress which will take place on February 10th from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. More information about the workshop fee and registration will be provided in subsequent notices.

It has almost been two years since the first COVID-19 cases were reported, and it has been over a year since our lives changed around the world. Many people, including psychologists, have been experiencing a chronic stress, without a clear end date. This workshop will be presented by Dr. Amanda Maranzan and Dr. Kerri Ritchie and will include sharing wellness strategies and tools to mitigate the impact of chronic stress.

Dr. Amanda Maranzan is an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Graduate Programs at Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada and President-Elect of the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs. Dr. Maranzan’s primary research is related to mental illness stigma (e.g., self-stigma and help-seeking; stigma reduction) with additional interests in mental health outcome measurement, professional psychology and training. She teaches courses about mental illness, ethics, and clinical supervision. Dr. Maranzan is also the Lead for the Community Mental Health Evaluation Strategy at St. Joseph’s Care Group (Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada) and as a registered (licenced) psychologist engages in clinical practice.

Dr. Kerri Ritchie is the Professional Practice Coordinator for psychology at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), where she has worked since 2001. Currently, she provides clinical care on the Consultation Service for Inpatients and is involved in staff and physician wellness for TOH. She has been a Director of Training for the TOH Internship Program since 2008, a member of the Executive of CCPPP (2012-2021), and is currently serving as the Director representing Education and President Elect on the CPA Board of Directors.