What is Positive Psychiatry?

Our Current Focus

Grow Awareness & Educational Resources
Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world; it's the only thing that ever has - Margaret Mead
  • Awareness

    Grow public awareness of Positive Psychiatry through use of media and YOU, please share!

  • Education & Resources

    Our first educational resources will be available this Spring - stay tuned for this and upcoming workshops!

  • ENGAGE & CONNECT

    We are co-hosting the first National Think Tank on Positive Aging with the Fountain of Health in June 2016, stay tuned for further conferences

  • Funding

    We are a non-profit and welcome financial support or suggestions of funding

Meet Our Founding Members

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E. ADRIANA WILSON

Founder, MD
Psychiatrist, Educator, Author and Speaker on topics of resilience, prevention, and early intervention, and community mental health activist for over 20 yrs.
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Dilip Jeste

Founding Member, MD
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at University of California, who specializes in successful aging. Past President of the American Psychiatric Association and co-editor of the first ever Positive Psychiatry Clinical Handbook.
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Martin Seligman

Founding Member, PhD
Professor and director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Past President of the American Psychological Association and helped to found Positive Psychology.
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Allan Abbass

Founding Member, MD
Award-winning educator and researcher in the area of short-term psychotherapy. Sought out world wide on methods to accelerate psychotherapy.
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Marie Claire Bourque

Founding Member, MD
Psychiatry resident, leader, award-winning educator, and founder of non-profit organization with special interest in empowerment and exercise as medicine.
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K. RYAN WILSON

Founding Member, PhD
PhD in Clinical Psychology with expertise in neuropsychology and neuroplasticity and special interest in examining the key ingredients to effective psychotherapy.
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Maria Patriquin

Founding Member, MD
Dr. Maria Patriquin is a family physician and founder of Living Well Integrative Health which promotes compassion, collaboration & communication. She has subspecialty training in women’s health, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and CBT/ACT. She is the Mental Health Program Committee Atlantic Canada Representative for the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the recipient of their of the 2016 Patient Medical Home 60/20 Care & Compassion Award Grant. She is committed to meaningful and measurable change in mental and primary health care provision.
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Keri-Leigh Cassidy

Founding Member, MD
A nationally recognized expert in cognitive behavioural therapy and founder of the national Fountain of Health Initiative for Optimal Aging to promote seniors mental health and science of resilience in aging. See www.fountainofhealth.ca
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Barton Palmer

Founding Member, PhD
Psychologist/neuropsychologist and Professor, Department of Psychiatry Stein Institute for Research on Aging, UC San Diego. Co-editor of the first ever book on Positive Psychiatry.
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David Rettew

Founding Member, MD
Child psychiatrist at the University of Vermont. Author of Child Temperament: New Thinking About the Boundary Between Traits and Illness. Educator in child psychiatry emphasizing principles of positive psychiatry. Research interests have focused on child temperament and personality.
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Michael Ungar

Founding Member, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience at Dalhousie University. Founder & Director of the Resilience Research Centre. Author & recipient of the 2012 CASW National Distinguished Service Award.

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