Maxine Holmqvist

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Session: Strategies for Building Resilience

Holmqvist_headshotMaxine Holmqvist received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Saskatchewan, where she was a founding member of the Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health, a student-run interprofessional health clinic located in a core neighbourhood of Saskatoon. Her research interests include psychological influences on health and health-related behaviour, innovative methods of health care delivery, particularly for underserved populations, and interprofessional education and collaborative care. Clinically, she works both in hospital and community settings, providing treatment and consultation to a variety of healthcare teams. She also is an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology and the theme lead for health psychology in the undergraduate medical curriculum, where she collaborates with different course leaders to deliver sessions on evidence-based behavioural treatments, communication skills and strategies for increasing clinical effectiveness. She has a long-standing interest in resilience, both as it applies to patients and healthcare providers, and is a life-long animal lover.