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Peter DeRoche

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for individuals living with HIV and Gay Men

Dr. Peter DeRoche is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He has been director of the Clinic for HIV-Related Concerns, which provides comprehensive mental health services to individuals living with HIV, since 1992. Dr. DeRoche has been practicing psychotherapy for 20 years with a major focus on HIV disease. He has written two book chapters on HIV psychotherapy and has done research on comparing brief models of psychotherapy in HIV disease and is currently involved in research on the impact of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Art Therapy on psychological distress in HIV disease. Dr. DeRoche's psychotherapy practice is largely informed by psychodynamic theory. Special interests in psychotherapy are with individuals living with HIV disease, gay men and psychotherapy with men in general.