March 18th - Dr. Megan McElheran: "Mental Health in the time of COVID: How to Find Meaning in the Midst of Adversity"
Join the Canadian Club of Calgary for our March speaker. Dr. McElheran is a Clinical Psychologist and the Chief Executive Officer of Wayfound Mental Health Group (formerly WGM Psychology), practicing in Calgary, AB. Her work over the last 16 years has been exclusively in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Operational Stress Injuries (OSI) in active-duty military, Veterans, and public safety personnel (e.g., police, firefighters, paramedics, corrections, etc.). She will be speaking to our club on the subject of "Mental Health in the time of COVID: How to Find Meaning in the Midst of Adversity."
She is particularly interested in the prevention of OSI’s and how to enhance resiliency factors in public safety personnel. She has developed the Before Operational Stress (BOS) program which is a group-based resiliency program for PSP. Dr. McElheran has a developing interest in the use of psychedelic medicine to treat psychological injuries. She is regularly called on to participate in civic and national speaking and teaching events. She has most recently published an article in the European Journal of Psychotraumatology called “Functional Disconnection and Reconnection: An Alternative Strategy to Stoicism in Public Safety Personnel”.