Author: Paul Kasurak
Paul Kasurak, M.S.W., RSW, Providence Care Hospital & Queen's University
Position: Social Worker and Departmental Assistant; Lecturer - Department of Psychiatry, Queen's University
Academic Affiliation: Lecturer - Department of Psychiatry, Queen's University, Kingston ON Canada
Professional Degree: M.S.W.
Primary Language: English
Level A Training Completed: 15/09/2000
Additional Training: Level D (Supervisor)- 22/06/2011 - Amsterdam; Level E - (Trainer) - 12/06/2013 - Iowa City
Paul completed his undergraduate education in psychology at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1974 and his Master of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1978. He worked in child welfare for 4 years before coming to the former Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, now Providence Care, Mental Health Services (MHS), in 1980. Paul was the first social worker on the Treatment Evaluation Unit, a research and special investigations unit that later became the Mood Disorders Research & Treatment Service. He worked on this service with inpatients and outpatients for many years, eventually being exclusively on the Mood Disorders Outpatient Service. Paul was also the Professional Practice Leader for Social Work, first at MHS but eventually at both the MHS and St. Mary’s of the Lake sites of Providence Care until his retirement in October of 2016. He is now working part-time as a social worker at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston General Hospital site.
Paul developed an interest in psychotherapy and completed a postgraduate certificate in long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1983. He began training in interpersonal psychotherapy in 2000 and was a study therapist for the Canadian Cardiac Randomized Evaluation of Antidepressant and Psychotherapy Efficacy (CREATE) trial, published in 2007. As a clinician Paul spent much of his time engaged in the assessment and treatment of severe mood disorders with a focus on individual and group interpersonal psychotherapy. He teaches and supervises residents in psychiatry in this treatment modality and has been an Adjunct - Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Queen's University since 2007. Paul offers a yearly 2-day Introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy (Level A) workshop to the residents and interested community clinicians.
Paul is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, the Ontario Association of Social Workers, and the International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ISIPT). He is also an ISIPT certified supervisor and trainer.
Phone: 613-544-4900 ext.51200
Website: https://providencecare.ca; https://paulkasurak.wixsite.com/paulkasurak
752 King Street West
Kingston, Ontario, K7l 4X3