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The Right Psych

The Right Psych

By Keenan Klassen
Geared towards medical students, this series hosts psychiatrists from a diverse array of subspecialties to explore the enormous breadth of practice in this exciting and evolving field of medicine. Discover what could be the Right Psych for you!

Hosted by UBC Medical students as part of the UBC Department of Psychiatry Immersion Program. Special thanks to Dr. Clare Beasley for hosting the annual Immersion Camp and connecting us with her colleagues to interview for this series.
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Episode 1 - Perinatal Mental Health and Psycho-Oncology

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Episode 1 - Perinatal Mental Health and Psycho-Oncology

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Episode 5 - Consultation Liaison
"You know when you've made a difference in a patient's life. And you know when you see them get better, when they stop coming back to you and you know they're living their life, looking after their children, going back to work. You know you've made a huge difference". In episode 4, Consultation Liaison,  Dr. Carole Richford guides us in a discussion that's as colourful as her own journey through psychiatry. With a  career that includes consultation-liaison, addictions, psycho-oncology, inpatient and outpatient, sub-specialty clinics, as well as teaching, Dr. Richford provides an informed perspective on the future of psychiatry and its current issues. (included: bonus tidbit for what she sees as a great psych candidate!) The host of this episode is Keenan Klassen. This series would not be possible without support from Dr. Clare Beasley (UBC) and the UBC Department of Psychiatry.
31:44
August 10, 2021
Episode 4 - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Jennifer Russel joins us in this episode of The Right Psych for a discussion on her experiences and work as a psychiatrist in the child and adolescent realm. Join us as we explore the challenging but rewarding aspects of this field, and how innovative advances in technology are being incorporated in psychiatry to improve access to resources for families across the province.  The host of this episode is Mirna Hennawy. This series would not be possible without support from Dr. Clare Beasley (UBC) and the UBC Department of Psychiatry.
30:33
August 10, 2021
Episode 3 - Brain and Body
We are excited to share episode 3 in our series, where we ride the line between the brain and the mind with Dr. Joe Tham, a neuropsychiatrist trained at UBC. We discuss the unique demographic of patients that he sees, as well as the type of personal growth one experiences working with psychiatric patients. We touch on how COVID-19 may change how we do psychiatric care in the future. The host of this episode is Keenan Klassen. This series would not be possible without support from Dr. Clare Beasley (UBC) and the UBC Department of Psychiatry.
27:45
August 21, 2020
Episode 2 - Assertive Community Treatment and Outreach Psychiatry
Dr. Peter Wang takes us through his journey working in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams and pinpoints the essence of ACT psych: creativity, rapport, and a team oriented focus in an outreach setting. Dr. Wang also discusses the reality of burnout in the field, and how we can cope with it. We're invited to explore the ways ACT can enrich the lives of patients it serves, and encouraged as students to rotate through an ACT psych elective with him through the University of British Columbia, with which he is affiliated. Hosted by Mirna Hennawy.
29:55
August 17, 2020
Episode 1 - Perinatal Mental Health and Psycho-Oncology
We are excited to present our first episode hosting Dr. Jasmina Kobiljski, who guides us through a discussion about career choices in medicine, mental health issues faced by new mothers, and the specific psychiatric needs of cancer patients. Dr. Kobiljski is an outpatient psychiatrist at BC Cancer Victoria and at the perinatal mental health clinic in Victoria General Hospital. Hosted by Li Qing Wang.
30:18
August 9, 2020