2017 Ottawa Conference

2017 Ottawa – 7th Annual Conference

CACBT-ACTCC hosted the 7th Annual Conference, which took place at Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Ontario on May 18-19, 2017. The title of this conference was "CBT for All: Recognizing and Embracing Diversity".

This conference included exciting workshops spanning on a range of topics, including integrating culture into assessment and treatment co-presented by Andrew Ryder and Jessica Dere, motivational interviewing presented by Henny Westra, and therapist guided Internet delivered CBT presented by Heather Hadjistavropoulos. In the spirit of diversity we also featured a special day of French workshops, including one on PTSD by Stephane Guay. Our keynote address was given by CACBT fellow Trevor Hart on diversity in CBT.

CACBT was pleased to congratulate:

CACBT-ACTCC 2017 Fellow:
Gordon Asmundson

Keith Dobson Clinical Poster Award:
Katherine Mazenc (University of Regina) - "Internet-Delivered Exposure Therapy Training for Parents of Children with Anxiety"

Jack Rachman Research Poster Award:
Jessica Tutino (Ottawa University) - "Am I in Control? Perceived Sense of Control Mediates the Relationship Between Anxiety Sensitivity and Emotion Regulation"

Student Travel Awards:
Katerina Rnic (Western University) - "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Cancer Patients: A Meta-Analysis of Treatment Outcomes"
Natalie Phung (McMaster University) - "The Effects of Safety Behaviour Use on Post-Event Processing in Social Anxiety Disorder"

Thank you to the 2016 Conference Planning Committee which was led by Andrea Ashbaugh and all 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!