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Dr. Kenneth Fung

Psychiatrist, Toronto Western Hospital; Associate Professor, University of Toronto

 Dr. Kenneth Fung is a Staff Psychiatrist and Clinical Director of the Asian Initiative in Mental Health Program at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network. He is also Associate Professor with Equity, Gender, and Populations Division at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. During a two-year fellowship in Cultural Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, his wrote his Master thesis on alexithymia among Chinese Canadians. His primary research, teaching, and clinical interests include both cultural psychiatry and psychotherapy.

He co-leads the Pillar 4 Dialogue of the Department of Psychiatry Strategic Plan, University of Toronto, which focuses on issues regarding equity, social justice, and social responsibility, and is the Block Co-coordinator of the Cultural Psychiatry Core Seminars for psychiatry residents. He is the seminar co-lead and psychotherapy supervisor in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at the University Health Network, and teaches and conducts research in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He has been involved in community-based research projects related to HIV, mental health stigma, and immigrant and refugee mental health.

He is psychiatric consultant to the Hong Fook Mental Health Association and is involved in various mental health promotion and education projects in the community. He offers consultations at Mon Sheong Scarborough Long-Term Care Centre. He is the Vice-President (President-Elect) of the Society of the Study of Psychiatry and Culture. He is the past Chair and current Historian of the Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies. He is the immediate Chair of the Ontario Chapter of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science and is a member of the Diversity Committee there. He is a recipient of 2016 American Psychiatric Association Foundation Award for Advancing Minority and 2017 CPSO council Award. 

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