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Dr. Claire Pain

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Dr. Claire Pain

SENIOR CLINICIAN SCIENTIST

Dr. Clare Pain is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She is Clinical Director of the Psychological Trauma Assessment Clinic of Mount Sinai Hospital, as well as the Clinical Research Director of the Traumatic Stress Service, Coordinator of Psychotherapy Supervision of the London Health Science Center.

She is the recipient of the President’s Award at the International Society for the Study of Dissociation and is the 2003 "Top Rated Resident Module Lecturer": Psychiatry Residency Program, University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Pain’s focus is on the assessment and treatment of patients with psychological trauma and trans-cultural aspects of psychological trauma.

In 2003 she became the co-project director of the Toronto Addis Ababa Psychiatry Project (TAAPP), http://www.utoronto.ca/ethiopia. Through this program the Department of Psychiatry at UofT assists in building capacity and sustainability in the first residency program in Ethiopia.

In 2008 due to the success of TAAAC, Addis Ababa University negotiated with UofT through Sarita Verma (then Graduate Program Director), an extension of this program, which became the Toronto-Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC), http://www.taaac.com

TAAAC is growing and currently has over 14 individual partnerships in 6 different faculties at UofT. Through these educational partnerships volunteer faculty travel to Addis Ababa University to teach for one month three times a year. By effectively strengthening the training of medical subspecialists, Masters and PhD graduates numbers increase, producing a critical mass of health and human resources for service expansion, delivery and training.

Dr. Pain’s clinical focus is on the assessment and treatment of patients who continue to suffer from the effects of psychological trauma, including refugees whom she works with at the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture. She has lectured and taught on various aspects of psychological trauma including trans-cultural aspects; and increasingly on global mental health.

She has published a number of articles and two books: Trauma and the Body: a Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy with Pat Ogden and Kekuni Minton Norton 2006 and The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic, co-edited with Eric Vermetten and Ruth Lanius, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
 

 

 

 

At a Glance

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto
  • Clinical Director of the Psychological Trauma Assessment Clinic of Mount Sinai Hospital, as well as the Clinical Research Director of the Traumatic Stress Service
  • Coordinator of Psychotherapy Supervision of the London Health Science Center
  • Co-project director of the Toronto Addis Ababa Psychiatry Project, later extended to create the  Toronto-Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration
  • Focuses on assessment and treatment of patients with psychological trauma and trans-cultural aspects of psychological trauma.

 

Major Research Activities

Dr. Pain focuses on assessment and treatment of patients with psychological trauma and trans-cultural aspects of psychological trauma.

 

 

 

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