Maritime Regional Director – 1st Term: 2019-2022
Selene Etches is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the IWK Health Centre and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. She obtained her MD at the University of Toronto, her psychiatry degree at Dalhousie University and completed further fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.
Her time is split between working as an Emergency and hospital inpatient consultant liaison psychiatrist as well as physician lead of the Concurrent Disorders Specific Care Clinic at the IWK. She is also involved in teaching psychiatric and pediatric residents and medical students at Dalhousie University.
Current research interests include outcome evaluations of patients with concurrent disorders, risk and protective factors in adolescent substance users (particularly the impact of past trauma), sleep disturbances in substance users, primary prevention programs, tertiary program development, and staff/family/community education.