About Dr. Samra
Dr. Joti Samra has been a practising psychologist for over 20 years and is a national thought leader on issues relating to psychological health, wellness and resilience. She is the CEO & Founder of MyWorkplaceHealth, a global consultancy on psychological health and safety and Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych & Associates, an in-office and online (virtual) clinical counselling practice within BC.
Dr. Samra is a highly-regarded expert in psychological health and safety (PH&S). Over the past two decades, she has been involved in numerous national initiatives that have contributed to policy change in Canada, and is a Founding & Ongoing Member of the CSA Technical Committee that developed the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace (CAN/CSA-Z1003-13/BNQ9700-803/2013). This Standard is the first of its kind in the world, and is shaping policy development for workplace mental health at the international ISO level.
Dr. Samra’s Hosting Style
Dr. Samra’s down-to-earth, friendly and engaging style – combined with her clinical acumen and research expertise – make her a go-to expert for a wide range of media sources. She is regularly called upon by provincial and national print, radio and TV media to comment on a range of issues relating to psychological health and human behaviour. She is interviewed on an almost weekly basis, making regular appearances on local and national breakfast shows, call-in radio shows, and the evening news, including CTV Morning Live, CTV Evening News, Global Morning & Noon Shows, Global BC, Global National, Breakfast TV, CBC, City, Shaw TV, Omni, News 1130, CKNW, CBC Radio One, 680 CJOB, CFAX1070, and Virgin 94.5, among others.
Dr. Samra In The Media
Dr. Samra’s media appearances have included roles as a featured clinical expert in all three seasons of the Animal Planet docu-reality series Confessions: Animal Hoarding, the host and psychological expert of both seasons of Million Dollar Neighbourhood, a docu-reality series on the Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as the psychological casting consultant for CityTV’s The Bachelor Canada and OLN’s The Project. She also was the resident psychological expert on a weekly show for Omni.
Dr. Samra’s Passions
Dr. Samra is also extremely passionate about the environment and the impacts of climate change. She is committed to doing her part in spreading awareness about behavioural changes individuals and organizations can make to reduce their carbon footprint. Additionally, she lives a plant-based lifestyle and, alongside her partner, is excited to be continually researching and developing their own personal sustainable food sources through their gardens – both indoor and outdoor. This passion led Dr. Samra to join as a psychological consultant for the upcoming animated film Back Home Again on the impacts of climate tragedies on our communities and our emotions. This film is set to release in the summer of 2021.
Dr. Samra’s passion for sharing her clinical and research expertise and knowledge with all individuals to better shape their lives, understanding and experiences, has led her to continually find new and creative ways to disseminate this information. She is passionate and committed to creating a wide range of free publicly available resources, and her latest method of doing so has resulted in the launch of this very podcast – Tardigrade Talks.