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Paula Ravitz, MD, FRCPC, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at
the University of Toronto and she holds the Morgan Firestone
Psychotherapy Chair at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is Director of the
Psychotherapy, Humanities and Education Scholarship Division for the
University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry.
She is VP-President Elect of the International Society of
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (2016-7).
Her research and publications have focused on: Interpersonal
Psychotherapy (IPT); attachment patterns of relating; and knowledge
translation of evidence-supported psychotherapies.
Dr. Ravitz has won numerous educational awards. She has also led
training workshops across Canada and internationally, including in
Ethiopia with the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration, where she
was co-investigator in the Grand Challenges-funded Biaber Project. The
Biaber Project aimed to scale up screening and treatment of common
mental disorders in primary care with culturally adapted IPT.
With Dr. Robert Maunder, Dr. Ravitz co-edited a 6-book/DVD series,
Psychotherapy Essentials to Go, for skills-based teaching of
evidence-supported psychotherapies (2013, 2015. WW Norton).