Seminar Series: Marnin Heisel

Date: Friday, September 25
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Online Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 959 1396 2951
Passcode: 255359

Meaning in Life and its Role in Psychological Well-Being: Theory, Research, and Practice

Marnin HeiselMarnin Heisel, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 
Western University

Dr. Heisel's Research Areas:
Dr. Heisel is a Clinical Psychologist whose research focuses primarily on enhancing psychological resiliency and well-being and preventing despair and suicide among older adults and other at-risk populations. His program of research has incorporated three related streams: 1) the development and validation of assessment tools and approaches for assessing mental health and well-being variables (including meaning in life) and suicide risk factors; 2) the development, adaptation, and testing of psychological interventions designed to enhance psychological resiliency and reduce risk for suicide; 3) knowledge translation initiatives, including disseminating the best available evidence on suicide and its prevention by way of guidelines and strategic priority documents, review articles and chapters, presentations to community groups, healthcare providers, government policy-makers, and the media, and developing, disseminating, and evaluating educational training tools for frontline providers and clinicians working with at-risk populations.