Brain Function in PTSD: A New Treatment Approach

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Did you know that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can cause problems with memory, attention, learning, and day-to-day activities? These changes can affect a person’s ability to benefit from mental health treatments. They can also make it difficult to successfully stay at work, return to work, or enjoy retirement.

This webinar shared our findings on the benefits of Goal Management Training™ (GMT). This treatment has been shown to be effective in improving brain function in many populations, including military members, veterans, and public safety personnel with PTSD.


  • Learn about how GMT works to improve brain function
  • Explore how GMT can be adapted to meet the needs of veterans and public safety personnel with PTSD
  • Learn about our research on the use of GMT among veterans at a Canadian Operational Stress Injury clinic


We invite clinicians, researchers, stakeholders, and those with lived expertise to join clinicians and researchers from the Homewood Research Institute (HRI), McMaster University, and Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé de Services Sociaux de la Capitale-Nationale (CIUSSSCN) in Quebec City for a presentation, discussion, and Q&A.

Host welcome:

  • Dr. Sidney Kennedy, Executive Director, HRI

Presenters and Panelists:

  • Dr. Edouard Auger, Chef Médical, Clinique TSO du CIUSSSCN (Quebec OSI Clinic)
  • Dr. Vicky Lavoie, Psychologue, Clinique TSO du CIUSSSCN (Quebec OSI Clinic)
  • Dr. Margaret McKinnon, Homewood Chair in Mental Health and Trauma, Professor, McMaster University
  • Heather Millman, Clinical Research Co-lead, McMaster University
  • Charlene O’Connor, Senior Manager Research and Innovation, Homewood Health Centre


  • Amy Van Es, Founder & Tech Ethicist, Memo

This work is generously funded by The Cowan Foundation, Military Casualty Support Foundation, and RBJ Schlegel Holdings.