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HIV/AIDS and Mental Health: Psycho-Social Supports for the Newly Diagnosed

january 10, 2014

Jordan Lewis, MSW, RSW, has worked for over a decade as the social worker in the HIV and hemophilia team at St. Michael’s Hospital. He has experience working with marginalized populations, including those living with mental health, palliative care, addictions, HIV and bleeding disorder related concerns. He has taught at university, college, and annual workshops and lectured at national conferences. He has recently traveled across Canada providing education on HIV and Depression. Jordan has won the “Education Excellence Award” at St. Michael’s Hospital in 2007 and 2010. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto and a consultant at Maple Leaf Medical Clinic.

Sarah Lyons, PhD Candidate, is a Clinical Associate with Dr. Eliana Cohen & Associates. She is a Psychotherapist with the Patient Support Program at Maple Leaf Medical Clinic, working with individuals living with HIV/AIDS. She has over 12 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults and couples. Sarah is an integrative therapist with training in cognitivebehavioural, emotion-focused, and psychodynamic psychotherapies, as well as a background in mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness meditation.

When: Thursday, March 27, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Where: 519 Church Street Community Centre, Toronto