Archive: January, 2011

Dr. Samra elected as President of the BC Psychological Association

Dr. Samra is the newly elected President of the BC Psychological Association, as she enters her fifth term with the Board.   Since 1938, the BC Psychological Association (BCPA) has represented psychologists in British Columbia. It is a voluntary body and is committed to advancing psychology and the psychological well-being of all British Columbians. Our […]

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My mom criticizes my weight every time I see her

The question: My mother criticizes my weight every time I see her. I am overweight, but am well aware. Her comments do not help! How can I deal with her? The answer: Our relationship with our mother can be one of the most complex bonds we have. When the relationship is strong, positive and loving […]

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Help: I’m terrified to give a presentation at work

The question: I have to give a presentation at work but I’m terrified of public speaking. There’s a lot riding on this presentation for me professionally. How can I be prepared?   The answer: Public speaking is one of the most commonly reported fears in the general public. Giving a presentation is a very unnatural […]

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Blue Monday: how to cope

Dr. Samra interviewed by CBC’s Matthew Lazin-Ryder about Blue Monday and how to cope with what is considered to be the most depressing day of the year.

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Dr. Samra interviewed on CBC about Blue Monday

Dr. Samra interviewed by CBC’s Joanne Roberts for the program “All Points West” about Blue Monday – considered to be the most depressing day of the year.

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Dr. Samra interviewed on CTV about Blue Monday

Dr. Samra interviewed about Blue Monday by St. John Alexander on CTV.

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Why do I keep having nightmares?

The question: I keep having violent dreams that wake me up in the middle of the night. What’s going on?   The answer: We don’t understand very well why we dream, whether dreams have meaning, and why some people have vivid dreams, while others rarely can remember having a dream at all.   We do […]

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Dr. Samra on animal hoarding on BC Skeptics radio

Dr. Samra interviewed by Lee Moller on BC Skeptics call-in segment about animal hoarding.

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Dr. Samra interviewed about seasonal affective disorder in Portugese media

Dr. Samra interviewed by Patricia Dignart on seasonal affective disorder for online Portugese magazine, Superinteressante.

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Dr. Samra interviewed on CTV about the impact of social media on interpersonal interaction

Dr. Samra interviewed by CTV’s St. John Alexander about the impact of social media on our communication with others and our ability to have healthy social interaction.

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My mother-in-law always criticizes my husband

The question: My mother-in-law is hypercritical of my husband in front of us both. My husband is understandably upset by this and I have to admit it’s starting to get to me as well. Is it in my place to say something? Or does it need to come from him?   The answer: Being unfairly […]

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A Primer on Sleep: Common Sleep Problems

Dr. Samra is a Speaker with LifeSpeak and has created a 6-volume speaker series on Sleep. One of the modules can be viewed at no cost at the following link: Common Sleep Problems

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Confessions: Animal Hoarding season 2 premieres on January 14, 2011

Dr. Samra is a featured clinical expert in a docu-reality series called Confessions: Animal Hoarding. The show premiered in July 2010 on Animal Planet, and has been developed by the producers of the critically acclaimed A & E series Intervention.

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Books & Resources

Dr. Samra has co-authored a number of treatment books and resource for patients, families & clinicians.
Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace