2019 Montreal - 9th Annual Conference


CACBT-ACTCC hosted the 9th Annual Conference, which took place at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, QC, on May 3-4, 2019. The title of this conference was "The Role of CBT in Health and Health Promotion".

This conference was a great success! Our program had many exciting and innovative presentations, including 4 workshops, 8 symposia, a panel discussion, the Annual General Meeting, a presidential address, and a lively wine & cheese and poster session featuring 59 posters. The four half-day pre-conference workshops were on topics related to CBT and health, such as CBT in the context of cancer, motivational interviewing the health context, panic and cardiac care.  Thanks to our workshop presenters, Kim Lavoie, Guillaume Foldes- Busque and Richard Fleet, Josée Savard, and Linda Carlson.  As the conference was in Montréal, half of the workshops were naturally presented in French. The conference had a very strong attendance with approximately 160 delegates. 


CACBT was pleased to congratulate:


CACBT-ACTCC 2019 Fellows:

David A. Clark (not able to attend; award to be given next year)
Martin Provencher
Karen Rowa

Jack Rachman Research Poster Award: 

Shelby Shivak (University of Regina) - Chronic disease management intervention program for children and adolescents with congenital heart disease

Keith Dobson Clinical  Poster Award: 

Bailee Malivoire (Ryerson University) - Relations between positive urgency and threatening appraisals of positive scenarios in GAD

Student Travel Awards: 

Parky Lau (Ryerson University) - A preliminary investigation of the relationship between insomnia and sleep efficacy in the cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia.

Christina Puccinelli(McMaster University) Examining the impact of perfectionism on homework completion and effort across group CBT for anxiety disorders.

Thank you/ Merci to the Conference Planning Committee (Keith Dobson, Kim Lavoie, Geneviève Szczepanik, Diana Dunnell), Noah Lazar for working with sponsors, and all of the convention’s volunteers, who worked hard to ensure that the conference was well organized and enjoyed by all attendees. Thank you also to all conference presenters, and to our sponsors whose support is greatly appreciated!   See you in Halifax in May 2020!