Archive: May, 2011

Dr. Samra on superstitious sports fans: OMNI News

Dr. Samra interviewed by OMNI TV’s Johann Chang about the psychology behind Canucks fever and her insights into fans and their playoff superstitions.


I landed my dream job – but I’m still miserable. Help!

The question: I’ve started a new position, one that I called my dream job six months ago. Now that I’m here, I’m not feeling fulfilled and I get quite anxious every time I come into the office. My family and friends expect me to be excited, but I hate it. Can I just quit already? […]


My boyfriend just wants to ‘win’ our fights. What’s wrong with him?

The question: When we fight, I feel like my boyfriend’s goal is to “win” the argument. How can I help him realize this doesn’t help either of us?   The answer: Disagreeing with loved ones (whether a partner, friend, or family member) is a normal part of every human relationship. In fact, we tend to […]


I might be attracted to women. Should I tell my boyfriend?

The question: I’ve been in a relationship for many years with the same guy. I love him, but I’ve recently discovered I might be more attracted to members of the same sex. Should I tell him? Should I end it? Is there something psychologically wrong with me?   The answer: First and foremost, there is […]


Dr. Samra presented the keynote speech for Alberta Health Services Mental Health in the Workplace Symposium May 6, 2011

Dr. Samra made the keynote presentation at the Alberta Health Services’ Mental Health in the Workplace symposium. Her presentation was “Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace: Evidence-Informed, Practical Employer Approaches and Resources.”   Mental health claims are the fastest growing category of disability in the workplace, soon to rival the costs of cardiovascular disease. […]


Dr. Samra presents at the Minding the Workplace symposium in Edmonton May 6, 2011

Dr. Joti Samra presents “Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace: Evidence-Informed, Practical Employer Approaches and Resources” at the Alberta Health Service “Minding the Workplace” symposium in Edmonton, Alberta on May 6, 2011.


Dr. Samra presents to the Telecommunications Workers Union, May 5, 2011

Dr. Samra presents “Guarding Minds at Work: A Workplace Guide to Psychological Health and Safety” at the Telecommunications Workers Union Annual Convention on May 5, 2011.  


I count every calorie I consume. Is there anything wrong with that?

The question: I count every calorie that I consume. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that – I just don’t ever want to be overweight. My parents/friends think it’s unhealthy and could lead to an eating disorder. What’s your stance? The answer: Issues around shape, weight and eating behaviours exist on a continuum. On […]


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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