Online structured therapy for depression and anxiety

Wed, November 27, 2019

Accessing mental health support outside of a therapist’s office: Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) for major depression and anxiety disorders

For many people living with major depression and anxiety disorder, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a key component of their treatment. While CBT is traditionally delivered in a face-to-face session, an alternative option for CBT delivery over the Internet is also available, helping some patients to overcome barriers to accessing timely and effective therapy.

Join CADTH and Health Quality Ontario in person or online as they discuss the evidence on iCBT as well as current clinical practice in Canada, issues, considerations, and experiences. You will hear from patient, clinical, and expert speakers.


Karilyn Xu, student at York University and iCBT user

Dr. David Gratzer, psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Associate Chief of the General Adult Psychiatry and Health Systems Division

Patrick Mitchell, Director of the Mental Health and Addictions Policy, Accountability and Provincial Partnership at the Ontario Ministry of Health

Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos, professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Regina and Founder and Director of the Online Therapy Unit in Saskatchewan

The session will be introduced and facilitated by Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera, Vice-President of Medical Devices (CADTH) and Eftyhia Helis, Knowledge Mobilization Officer (CADTH).


Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Lecture: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST.
Location: In person (150 King Street West, Toronto) or online via livestream

Information to access the live stream broadcast will be provided after registration, closer to the event date.