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, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. She is the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Fire Investigators (CAFI). She is the Chair of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Traumatic Stress Section; as well as the Chair of Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association Inc. (GLEPHA), Health of Police/ First Responders. She sits on the board of directors for the following organizations: Operation Lifesaver Canada and Canadian Juries Commission. Dr. Kamkar is a fellow and member of the Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety Advisory Council. She is also the provincial mental health advisor for St. John Ambulance Ontario’s council. She is a founding and credentialed member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CACBT), and is within the Research and Psychology Advisory Committees of the Canadian Association Chiefs of Police (CACP). She has been part of the Federal PTSD Act Advisory Committee, Public Health Agency of Canada, for the development of the PTSD Federal Framework. She does specialise in the area of workplace mental health, disability management, resiliency and OSI first responders. In addition to her clinical work, her media engagement, and publications on mental health, she provides continuous Education and Workshops to Ministries and Organizations (National and International) on mental health in workplace and building individual and organizational resiliency.

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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

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18 ways to improve workplace mental health

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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