Dr Ruth Lanius

Dr Ruth Lanius

Ruth Lanius MD PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, is the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program, services that specialize in the treatment and research of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders.

She currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. S

he has authored more than 100 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies. She regularly lectures on the topic of PTSD nationally and internationally. She has recently published a book, Healing the traumatized self: Consciousness, Neuroscience, Treatment with Paul Frewen.


Online Modules

Talks On Demand

Past and Current Confer Events


Healing the Traumatised Self: Overcoming Challenging Moments in Trauma Treatment
Friday 29 and Saturday 30 March 2019

Neuroplasticity: Implications for New Clinical Techniques
Saturday 29 November 2014

Brain Mapping – A 2-day conference. How does our current understanding of neuropsychology lead us to good psychotherapy practice?
Friday 26 November 2010

The Big Idea
Friday 5 (evening) and Saturday 6 March 2010