Dr. Mark Silverman
OCFP Programs: Mood Disorders: Comprehensive and Realistic Strategies for Primary Care
Clinical Interest: Psychiatry Mental Health
Practice Model: GP Focused Practice
Dr. Mark Silverman has been in practice for over 35 years, with a focus on psychotherapy, treating mainly mood disorders, anxiety, and relationship issues.
He uses an eclectic approach, which includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), hypnosis and psychodrama. He also works at a Community Health Centre and a Long-Term Care home as a family doctor for seniors.
He focuses on creating a healthy therapeutic relationship with his patients to build trust and safety. In the last few years, he has taken an interest in sharing his skills and supporting his colleagues. He has worked with the CPSO to mentor family doctors in their psychotherapy practices, and as a clinical lead with the Centre for Effective Practice to develop resources for treating depression. He is also very involved in peer supervision.