Seminar Series: Paul Frewen

Date: October 15
Time: 1:30 p.m. EST

Technological Innovations for Psychological Interventions (TIPI).

Dr. Paul Frewen

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Social Science
Western University

Short Bio:
Paul Frewen joined the departments of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada in September 2008. He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at Western and his post-doctoral residency at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. He has chaired the Traumatic Stress Section of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and is current chair of the practice committee of the American Psychological Association (APA) Psychological Trauma Division. He received the President's Early Research Award from the CPA in 2010, Early Career Awards from the Traumatic Stress sections of the American and Canadian Psychological Associations in 2013 and 2014, and the Scientist-Practitioner Early Career Award from the CPA in 2014. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles on the subjects of trauma, affect regulation, mindfulness, dissociation, and the self, primarily utilizing functional neuroimaging and psychometrics approaches. His text, "Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience & Treatment", co-authored with Dr. R. Lanius, was published within the Norton Series in Interpersonal Neurobiology in 2015. He currently has a clinical psychology practice in London, Ontario where he primarily sees adults with trauma- and stressor-related disorders using integrative and experiential psychotherapy. He has also been researching the augmentation of psychotherapy outcome by innovative technologies including virtual reality, EEG neurobiofeedback, non-invasive brain stimulation, and psychoactive medicines.