Assessment & Treatment of Depression

The CCSMH National Guidelines for Seniors’ Mental Health: the Assessment & Treatment of Depression Development Group included the following members:


Marie France Tourigny-Rivard, MD, FRCPC
Professor and Chief of the Geriatric psychiatry Division, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa
Clinical Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Program, Royal Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario

Diane Buchanan, RN, DNSc, GNC(C)
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Queen’s University; Kingston, Ontario

Group members:

Philippe Cappeliez, PhD
Professor, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa; Ottawa, Ontario

Chris Frank, MD, FCFP
Care of the Elderly, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Queen’s University; Kingston, Ontario

Pronica Janikowski, R.Ph., BSc. Phm., CGP
Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, Long Term Care Facility Consultant, Picton Clinic Pharmacy; Picton, Ontario

Lily Spanjevic, RN, BScN, MN, CPMHN(C), GNC(C)
Advanced Practice Leader – Geriatric Rehabilitation Program, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute; Toronto, Ontario


Alastair Flint, MB, FRCPC, FRANZCP
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Head, Geriatric Psychiatry Program, University Health Network; Toronto, Ontario

Nathan Hermann, MD, FRCPC
Head, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario


Jennifer Mokry, MSW, RSW
Project Manager, Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health; Toronto, Ontario

Faith Malach, MHSc, MSW, RSW
Executive Director, Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health; Toronto, Ontario

[updated March 29, 2009]