April 2022. New VIU Program Expands the Therapeutic Toolkit. University Affairs
March 2022. Shannon Dames on Psychedelic-assisted Therapy. CHLY Radio
February 2022. VIU Getting Ready to Offer First-in-Canada Program on Psychedelic-assisted Therapy. CTV News
February 2022. VIU Pioneering Psychedelic-assisted Therapy Program. Nanaimo News Now
February 2022. VIU Establishes New Psychedelic-assisted Therapy Program. VIU News.
January 2022. A Cohort-Based Case Report: The Impact of Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Embedded in a Community of Practice Framework for Healthcare Providers With PTSD and Depression. Frontiers in Psychiatry doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.803279
November 2021. Roots to Thrive celebrates first legal Psilocybin Mushroom group therapy treatment for nine end-of life-patients: A therapeutic first in North America. Therapsil
November 2021. First legal Psilocybin Mushroom group therapy treatment for nine end-of life-patients. Microdose Buzz.
November 2021. Canada Reaches Psychedelic Milestone with First Legal Group Psilocybin Therapy Session. Psychedelic Spotlight: The Psychedelic News Source.
November 2021: First legal Psilocybin Mushroom group therapy treatment for nine end-of life-patients. Canadian Psychedelic Association
October 2021. How COVID-19 Opened the Door to a New Era in Psychedelic Medicine: TIME
October 2021. Publication. Vancouver Island University: Research and Creative Activity Highlights.
June, 2021. Podcast: Routine Checkup: Ketamine Assisted Therapy w/ Dr. Shannon Dames. CBC: Sickboy
May, 2021. News Release. Combining Psychedelics With Therapy To Manage Mental Health. Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.
May, 2021. Webinar: Growing from our Roots: Psychedelics, Resiliency and the Roots to Thrive Model. BC Psychosocial Rehabilitation Advanced Practice
February, 2021. Radio: We look at a ketamine-assisted therapy study out of Vancouver Island University. CBC: The Current
February, 2021. Print: Growing interest in psychedelic treatments for mental illness, but expert warns more robust research needed. CBC: The Current
February, 2021. Psychedelics-Assisted Therapy Could be the Future of Mental Health Support. The Navigator
January 2021. Provincial Funding to Support RTT-Research. Education News Canada
December 2020. Webinar by Benny Bloomfield. Hosted by BCCSU: BC Centre on Substance Abuse: What’s New in Addiction Nursing
December 2020. Experts favour use of magic mushroom derivatives for research into mental health treatment. Nanaimo News Bulletin
November 2020. Roots to Thrive Docu-video. By Peg Peters.
November 2020. New psychedelic treatment being used to treat PTSD in health-care workers. CTV News Vancouver Island
September 2020. Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy (KAP): Mechanisms and Merits: Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum
June 2020. Supporting Health-Care Professionals Suffering From Emotional Distress. Education News Canada
June 2020. Supporting Health-Care Professionals Suffering From Emotional Distress. Vancouver Island University News
June 2020. Roots to Thrive and Psychedelic-assisted Therapy. CBC Live Radio
June 2020. VIU Professor Researches New PTSD Treatment for Frontline Health Care Workers. My Cowichan Valley Now
June 2020. VIU Nursing Professor Receives $50,000 to Develop Psychedelic Therapies. CHLY Daily News
January 2020. Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum: January Newsletter. Plants and Psychedelics 2020: Trail Blazing through Western Medicine: Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum
2019. Exploring Compassion with Phil Dames. The Unshakable Man Podcast
2019. Men’s Group Facilitation Tips with Chris Wilson and Phil Dames. The Unshakable Man Podcast
2019. Making Emotions Allies and Not Enemies with Phil Dames. The Unshakable Man Podcast
2019. Dr. Shannon Dames Encourages others to find their Roots to Thrive. MSFHR: Inaugural KT Blog
2019. Caring for Healthcare Providers: Research to Enhance Resilience and Reduce Stress. Island Health Magazine
2019. Growing Roots to Thrive: Building Caregiver Resilience. MSFHR: Spark Magazine
2018 Island Health Authority Newsletter
Dames, S., Kryskow, P., Watler, C. (2022). A Cohort-Based Case Report: The Impact of Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Embedded in a Community of Practice Framework for Healthcare Providers with PTSD and Depression. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.803279
Dames, S. (2020). Why are you thriving when I’m barely surviving?: An exploration of personal resiliency factors that enable novice nurses to thrive. Emerging Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Graduate Research in Education and Psychology, 4(2), 16-35. doi: 10.25316/IR-15199
Dames, S. (2020). Root Strength: A Health and Care Professionals’ Guide to Minimizing Stress and Maximizing Thriving. Elsevier Textbook. Contract signed November 2019. Projected to be published late 2020.
Dames, S. (2020). Roots to Thrive: Activating our innate, individual & collective human capacity for healing and resilience. An Evolving Participant Guide. Last Edition June 1st, 2020.
Dames, S. (2019). Understanding and resolving conflict, Chapter 24 in Yoder-Wise, P.S. Leading and Managing in Canadian Nursing (2nd Ed.), Lyle G. Grant, Canadian Editor, Elsevier.
Dames, S. (2019). Managing personal/personnel problems, Chapter 26 in Yoder-Wise, P.S. Leading and Managing in Canadian Nursing (2nd Ed.), Janice Wadell Nancy Walton-Ryerson, Canadian Editors, Elsevier.
Dames, S. (2018). Stacking the Deck to Promote Thriving as Student Nurses Prepare to Enter Professional Practice: A Qualitative Study of Interplaying Factors that Enable Novices Nurses to Thrive. Nurse Education in Practice. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2019.02.013. Impact factor: 1.313.
Dames, S. (2018). THRIVEable Work Environments: A study of interplaying factors that enable novice nurses to thrive. The Journal of Nursing Management, (26)6. doi:10.1111/jonm.12712. Impact factor: 1.912.
Dames, S. (2018). The Impact of Interplaying and Compounding Factors in the Novice Nurse Journey: A Basic Qualitative Research Study. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. doi:10.1177/0844562118817079.
Dames, S. & Javorski, S. (2018). Sense of Coherence, a Worthy Factor toward Nursing Student and New Graduate Satisfaction with Nursing, Goal Setting Affinities, and Coping Tendencies. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education. LINK: Sense of Coherence toward Novice Nurse Satisfaction