As a member of RGA’s Global Medical team, Dr. Peter Farvolden collaborates with RGA’s teams around the world to provide clients with insights and strategies around mental health. Dr. Farvolden has worked for 25 years as a researcher, clinician and administrator in a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient settings across Canada, including the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, The University Health Network, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital.
Dr. Farvolden has held university appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and the Departments of Psychology at the University of Waterloo and Toronto Metropolitan University, formerly Ryerson University.
In his research he has focused on basic processes in personality and psychopathology as well as the pharmacological and psychological treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. An early adopter of the internet as pathway for psychological treatment, Dr. Farvolden has spent 20 years designing, implementing, and evaluating digital mental health assessment and treatment programs with the goal of increasing access to evidence-based care.
Dr. Farvolden is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the Canadian Psychological Association, the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and the Ontario Psychological Association. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, a B.Sc. in Psychology, and a B.A. in Philosophy, all from the University of Waterloo.