ABOUT DR. MICELI
Dr. Paula Miceli is a Member of The College of Psychologists of Ontario and received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from York University in Toronto, Ontario. In 2015, she began offering psychotherapy services in private practice settings. Her areas of practice include clinical and health psychology, with adults as her primary client group.
Dr. Miceli is skilled in treating a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, difficulties in relationships, personality disorders, and psychological trauma. She has worked closely with individuals who seek mind-body approaches to cope with health concerns (eg., immune, infertility, endocrine, cancer) and to cope with a loved one's mental health condition or addiction.
Dr. Miceli's orientation is informed by the interpersonal theory and approach of Dr. Lorna Smith Benjamin, which is anchored in the traditions of psychodynamics and attachment. Other approaches are also employed, such as cognitive-behavioural and humanistic/client-centered approaches, to meet client needs and as recommended by evidence-based treatment guidelines.
Rita Terra is in the process of completing her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminology at Toronto Metropolitan University, formerly known as Ryerson University. In the near future, she looks forward to entering a Masters Degree Program in Psychology. Her interests include Clinical Research, Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology. Rita has assisted with a few psychological research studies at Toronto Metropolitan University. She is advancing her knowledge in a variety of areas, including anxiety, depression, social behaviours, criminal behaviour and learning to work directly in the court system.
Currently, Rita’s volunteer work involves research and administrative support for an upcoming online group treatment designed to assist clients with health concerns.
Principles of Psychological Treatment: Bruxism & Temporomandibular Disorders
(4th Edition, 2017)
Dr. Miceli authored this research-based guide to facilitate the dissemination of psychological knowledge about Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs) to practicing clinicians, especially in mental health settings. Effective treatment of the pain and dysfunction of TMDs requires attention to both physical and psychological aspects, and dental guidelines recognize the importance of the stress-health relationship. This guide assists clinicians in understanding the most effective intervention targets in TMD and bruxism, and the empirical support for bio-behavioral treatments.
Available for purchase at Amazon.
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Past talks and other community initiatives by Dr. Miceli are listed here. For further information, or to request a talk in your area, use the button below to inquire.
ENCOURAGING TRUST IN COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS ABOUT VACCINES: STRATEGIES & STEPS
January 20, 2022
This webinar was presented as part of the American Psychological Association's Increasing Vaccine Confidence: Strategies for Clinicians series. In this ‘Train the Trainer’-style presentation, Dr. Miceli shares information about the decision-making process related to vaccination, the vital role of trust, and the strategies and steps that mental heath clinicians can consider to promote conversations and informed decision-making about COVID-19 vaccines in their communities. Click here to register and view on-demand.
BRIDGING THE TRUST GAP:
HOW TO TALK ABOUT VACCINES TO HESITANT FRIENDS & FAMILY
September 14 & 24, 2021
This talk shared information about the decision-making process related to vaccination, the vital role of trust, and practical strategies for how to engage hesitant friends, family and neighbours in conversations that promote informed decision-making about COVID-19 vaccines. Proceeds donated to the UNICEF #GiveAVax COVID-19 VACCINE FUND. A big thank you to all who attended!
BRIDGING THE TRUST GAP: COMMUNICATING ABOUT VACCINATION IN OUR SOCIAL NETWORKS
August 3, 2021
Thanks to Dr. McCaskill of the Scarborough Rotary Club for inviting me to give this presentation. We discussed the role of decision-making process for vaccination, the role of trust and how to engage friends, family and neighbours in conversations that promote informed decision-making about COVID-19 vaccines.
TRUST, VACCINE HESITANCY & OUR FUTURE IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD
May 21, 2020
Thanks to John Hastings of the Rotary Club of Toronto West for inviting me to give a presentation to Rotarians (via Zoom). It was a pleasure to discuss the role of trust in vaccine use, vaccine hesitancy, and to consider ways to promote trust, evidence-gathering and informed decision-making about vaccines for COVID-19.
Visit the Rotary Club of Toronto West website (link) to view the presentation.
PSYCHOLOGY MONTH 2019
February 1-28, 2019
In celebration of #PsychologyMonth, this website curated a collection of internet psychology resources and links to talks hosted by Psychologists in the community. This webpage was retired, and some of the popular resources now have a permanent home on the Resources page. Thanks to all who visited!
NAVIGATING CARE FOR ANXIETY & DEPRESSION: FOR ADULTS LIVING IN TORONTO
November 27, 2018
Thanks to the attendees of this talk at TS Medical Centre in Toronto, Ontario. It was wonderful to discuss the diversity of services and providers in the Mental Health System and how to navigate it.