Katy Kamkar

Katy Kamkar

Dr. Katy Kamkar, Ph.D., C.Psych is a clinical psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. She is an assistant professor within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She is the executive director of the Canadian Association of Fire Investigators (CAFI) and the regional director for Ontario. She sits on the board of directors for the following organizations: Badge of Life Canada (BOLC), Operation Lifesaver Canada and Canadian Juries Commission. Dr. Kamkar is a fellow and member of the Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety Advisory Council and the chair elect of the Canadian Psychological Association’s traumatic stress section. She is the co-chair of the Global Law Enforcement & Public Health (GLEPH) Association, First Responders Mental Health. She is also the provincial mental health advisor for St. John Ambulance Ontario’s council. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Community Safety & Well-Being as well as a founding and credentialed member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CACBT), and Associate Member of the Canadian Association Chiefs of Police (CACP); and is within the Research and Psychology Advisory Committees of CACP.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) independent review panel final report

‘A healthy and resilient workplace requires effective and engaged leadership, at every level of the organization’

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) independent review panel final report

18 ways to improve workplace mental health

One-third of the societal cost of mental illnesses are related to work disruptions

18 ways to improve workplace mental health

Burnout latest ‘occupational phenomenon’

Left unaddressed, burnout can have harmful impact on mental, physical health

Burnout latest ‘occupational phenomenon’

20 warning signs of compassion fatigue

First responders experiencing secondary traumatic stress due to nature of work

20 warning signs of compassion fatigue

First responders suffering from ‘moral injury’

Internal conflict occurs when actions are not in harmony with one’s values

First responders suffering from ‘moral injury’

11 ways to boost mental health in the workplace

No one is immune to issues, including those highly engaged with their work

11 ways to boost mental health in the workplace