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About the Speaker:
Steven Taylor (Professor and Clinical Psychologist)
Steven Taylor, Ph.D., is a Professor and Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He received his training at the University of Melbourne and the University of British Columbia. Dr. Taylor’s research and clinical work focuses largely on anxiety disorders and related clinical conditions, including fears and phobias, panic disorder, health anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. In the past few years he has also focused on the psychology of pandemics. He has authored over 300 scientific publications and more than 20 books, which have been translated into several languages. His most recent book, published a few weeks before the outbreak of COVID-19 is “The psychology of pandemics: Preparing for the next global outbreak of infectious disease.” Dr. Taylor is a member of the Government of Canada’s Chief Science Advisor’s expert panel on COVID-19. Dr. Taylor has received a number of awards for his work, including awards from the Canadian Psychological Association, Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.
TEDxGateway Webinar: Steven Taylor (Professor and Clinical Psychologist) in conversation with Ralph Simon (Founder, Mobilium Global)
Webinar Series: The World Has Changed
Webinar Topic: Evaluating the COVID-19 Stress Syndrome
About the webinar:
The outbreak of COVID-19 and the resultant global shutdown has impacted the whole world in different ways. As expected, many experts have found that the psychological “footprint” of COVID-19 was far larger than the medical footprint. That is, far more people have been affected psychologically, compared to the number of people who have been actually infected with the novel coronavirus.
Research has also revealed evidence of a COVID Stress Syndrome, which is widespread and has affected many people in many ways. Following suite from his book titled “The psychology of pandemics: Preparing for the next global outbreak of infectious disease”, Steven Taylor will describe the features of this syndrome, the implications for mental health treatment, and how it may be relevant to life in a post-pandemic world.