Media Consulting & Speaking Engagements

Media Consulting

Dr. Samra is regularly called upon by the media to comment on a range of issues relating to human behaviour. She has conducted numerous interviews for a range of media outlets (TV, radio, and articles) including CTV, Global National, Global BC, CBC News, Channel M, Shaw TV, CBC Radio One, News 1130, and CKNW. She appeared as the resident psychological expert on a weekly show for Omni BC from 2008-2009. Dr. Samra has also written for a wide range of scholarly, professional and popular publications, including the Globe and Mail, National Post, Vancouver Sun, Georgia Strait, Province, and Vancouver Courier. Some of the topics she has spoken to include: financial stresses; recession-related anxiety; sex addiction; hoarding behaviours; emotional impact of bed bug infestation; psychology behind ‘Canucks fever’; Olympic-related anxiety; speaking to children about violence; holiday stress; video game addiction; and more mainstream topics such as depression, anxiety, relationship stress, and suicide.

Dr. Samra is a featured clinical expert in the Animal Planet docu-reality series Confessions: Animal Hoarding, developed by the producers of the critically acclaimed A & E series Intervention. She appears as host and financial expert in Million Dollar Neighbourhood, a docu-reality series by Force Four Entertainment for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada). She also writes a weekly “Ask the Health Expert” column for the Globe and Mail and has served as the psychological casting consultant on CityTV’s The Bachelor Canada and OLN’s The Project.

Dr. Samra is available to consult with writers, producers and directors on a wide range of creative issues relating to psychology and human behaviour, including script and character development.


Speaking Engagements

Dr. Samra is an innovator in the area of psychological health and wellness. She develops strategies for coping with life’s most common and difficult challenges, reaching beyond the clinic and classroom to spread powerful coping tools as widely as possible. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Dr. Samra presents her work extensively at the invitation of organizations across Canada and the United States.
Dr. Samra is available for speaking engagements at conferences and other workplace/corporate events. She can speak on a range of topics, including:

  • creating a psychologically healthy and safe workplace
  • enhancing emotional intelligence in the workplace
  • positively coping with stress
  • living a values-based life
  • effectively changing behaviours
  • managing psychological health issues
  • improving sleep

Ask a Health Expert

Read Dr. Samra's weekly column in The Globe and Mail.
Ask a Health Expert column in The Globe and Mail

Dr. Samra in the Media

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