Yakov Shapiro

Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Yakov Shapiro is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, psychotherapy supervisor, and Director of the Integrated Psychotherapy/Psychopharmacology Service. He specializes in the psychobiological systems approach to the treatment of trauma, mood and personality disorders, with a special interest in neurobiology of psychotherapy and integrative health, including complementary, mind-body and nutritional medicine, and phototherapy. He teaches postgraduate seminars on the neurobiology of psychotherapy and psychodynamic psychopharmacology, and has given presentations on these subjects at the Canadian, US and European psychiatric meetings. His current project involves measuring synchronization of patient/therapist brain activity in intensive dynamic psychotherapy.