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Megan McElheran

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Phone: (403) 850 6711

Email: meganm@wayfound.ca

Province: Alberta

Affiliation: Wayfound Mental Health Group

Institution: Wayfound

Languages: English (fluent spoken), English (fluent written)

Member of:

ARCNAC Sub-committees ARC Network ARCNAC

Phone: (403) 850 6711

Email: meganm@wayfound.ca

Province: Alberta

Affiliation: Wayfound Mental Health Group

Institution: Wayfound

Languages: English (fluent spoken), English (fluent written)

Dr. Megan McElheran is a Clinical Psychologist and the Chief Executive Officer of Wayfound Mental Health Group (formerly WGM Psychology), practicing in Calgary, AB. Her work over the last 16 years has been exclusively in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Operational Stress Injuries (OSI) in active-duty military, Veterans, and public safety personnel (e.g., police, firefighters, paramedics, corrections, etc.). She is particularly interested in the prevention of OSI’s and how to enhance resiliency factors in public safety personnel. She has developed the Before Operational Stress (BOS) program which is a group-based resiliency program for PSP.

Dr. McElheran has a developing interest in the use of psychedelic medicine to treat psychological injuries. She is regularly called on to participate in civic and national speaking and teaching events. She has most recently published an article in the European Journal of Psychotraumatology called “Functional Disconnection and Reconnection: An Alternative Strategy to Stoicism in Public Safety Personnel”.

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Current Projects:

  • Before Operational Stress: Evaluating Novel Psychosocial Interventions for Public Safety Personnel (PSP) and their Families

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