Dan Bilsker

  • Adjunct Professor

Email: dan_bilsker@sfu.ca
Tel: 778-709-7504
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Dan Bilsker, PhD, is a psychologist who consults to the Centre  for  Applied  Research in Mental Health & Addiction. His academic appointments are Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University and Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.  He leads a project to enhance mental health care by disseminating brief behavioural interventions for mood disorders in primary care and co-leads a project to identify best practices for protecting psychological health in workplaces. He has produced several depression self-management tools, including the Antidepressant Skills Workbook (2005), available in French, Chinese, Punjabi and Vietnamese translation.


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Featured Publications

Bilsker D, Goldner EM, Anderson E  (2012). Supported Self Management: a simple effective way to improve depression care. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 57: 203-9

Bilsker D, White J (2011). The silent epidemic of male suicide. British Columbia Medical Journal 53: 529534. 

Bilsker D, Anderson J, Samra J, Goldner EM, Streiner D (2008). Behavioural interventions in primary care. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health 27: 179-189 

Bilsker D Wiseman S Gilbert M. (2006) Managing depression-related occupational disability: a pragmatic approach. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 51: 76-83. 

Bilsker D Goldner EM (2002) Routine outcome measurement by mental health-care providers: is it worth doing? Lancet  360: 1689-90. 

Goldner EM Bilsker D (1995). Evidence-based psychiatry. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 40: 97-101. 


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