Calgary 2015 Conference was a Success!

CACBT--ACTCC had a very successful conference in Calgary this past weekend (May 7-9, 2015).  We had a full schedule of workshops, keynote addresses, symposia, our AGM and we celebrated our fifth anniversary with all five presidents in attendance.  Dr. Colleen Carney provided our first public address called A Recipe for Good Sleep, which was well attended and very well received by the audience.  Approximately 175 people attended the conference!

Click here to access the keynote and workshop presentations - available for a short time for non-members.

Congratulations to our student awards recipients!

The Jack Rachman Award for the best research poster was Eleanor Donegan from Concordia University and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.  Her poster was entitled Predictors of Symptom Change During a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for Healthcare Workers.
The newly named Keith Dobson Award for the best clinical poster was Jessica Senn, also from Concordia University. Her poster was entitled A Cognitive Approach to Treating Compulsive Checking in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Congratulations to our first CACBT-ACTCC Fellows for 2015!

They are Martin Antony, Colleen Carney, David Dozois, Michel Dugas, Adam Radomsky, Ingrid Sochting, Debbie Sookman and Maureen Whittal. Well done to all of you! Canadian CBT is well represented by all of you here at home and around the world.

Pictured from left to right: Martin Provencher, Adam Radomsky, David Dozois, Colleen Carney, Maureen Whittal, Deb Dobson

Presidential Conversation Hour

The presidential conversation session brought together the five presidents of CACBT since inception - Adam Radomsky, Heather Hadjistavropoulos, Martin Dr. Provencher, Deborah Dobson and Randi McCabe - for a lively discussion on the first five years of CACBT-- ACTCC. After reviewing the development of the organization, including achievements and challenges, the audience was engaged in generating ideas for future growth.

Pictured from left to right: Heather Hadjistavropoulos, Adam Radomsky, Martin Provencher, Randi McCabe, Deb Dobson

Thank You...

We would like to say thank you to:
  • The Calgary conference committee and to our student volunteers for all of their hard work.  
  • Our sponsors--their support is greatly appreciated.
  • Our outgoing Board members Naomi Koerner (Communications & Advocacy Chair), Gail Myhr (Membership Chair) and Martin Provencher (Past-President) who have worked extremely hard on your behalf.


I'd like to welcome our incoming Board members--Eilenna Denisoff (President-Elect), Brenda Key (Communications & Advocay Chair) and Martin Scherrer (Membership Chair).   

Save the Date for next year!

  • The 2016 conference will be held in Hamilton from May 5-7. 
  • The Pre-Conference Workshop on May 5th will be provided by our new Fellow, Dr. Martin Antony on Transdiagnostic CBT for Anxiety and Related Disorders.  
  • The call for submissions will be sent out on October 1st with a submission deadline of January 15, 2016.
  • Of interest to students, the Hamilton conference will feature a student symposium, which will be comprised of only student speakers. This symposium is a great way to build up your CV, so please consider submitting an abstract! We had excellent student attendance in Calgary and we hope it continues!
We hope that you will submit a poster or research paper and save the date!