CBT Resources


Academy of Cogntive Therapy

The Academy of Cognitive Therapy supports continuing education and research in cognitive therapy, provides a valuable resource in cognitive therapy for professionals and the public at large, and actively works towards the identification and certification of clinicians skilled in cognitive therapy. The Academy’s website provides a world-wide list of certified cognitive therapists. It also provides fact sheets on various psychiatric disorders, self-help materials, essential and recommended reading lists. There are also abstracts of selected research articles, current and archived newsletters and links to other cognitive therapy organizations.  

Canadian Association of Cogntive Therapists

www.cacbt.ca CACBT provides training in CBT including organizing conferences, courses, workshops and by organizing the printing, publication and circulation of a newsletter containing articles, information and news relating to CBT. They also promote scientific research in CBT and related concepts and to provide a forum for discussion of matters relevant to both the science and practice of CBT among members of all helping professions. They educate and inform the public about CBT and advocate in relation to matters pertaining to CBT and to the Association. CACBT also develops, maintains and applies standards for eligible practitioners of CBT by providing an opportunity for members who meet these standards to obtain an appropriate credential. They have a list of Certified Members available on their site.  

Beck Institute

www.beckinstitute.org Beck Institute is a leading international source for training, therapy, and resources in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). CBT was developed by their co-founder, Dr. Aaron Beck, and they have grown into an unparalleled hub for CBT excellence. They offer online resources for a worldwide audience, provide therapy  and run unmatched training workshops for medical and mental health professionals and organizations.


Anxiety and Depression Association of America

www.adaa.org ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research. ADAA's mission focuses on improving quality of life for those with these disorders. ADAA provides education about the disorders and helps people find treatment, resources, and support. ADAA strives to improve patient care by promoting implementation of evidence-based treatments and best practices across disciplines through continuing education and trainings and accelerating dissemination of research into practice. ADAA promotes scientific innovation and engages a diverse network of basic and clinical anxiety and depression researchers, and they further encourage the implementation of new treatments to clinicians. These commitments drive ADAA’s promise to find new treatments and one day prevent and cure these disorders.  

The Anxiety Disorders of British Columbia

www.anxietybc.com The Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia (AnxietyBC) is a non -profit organization established in 1999 by a group of concerned individuals, family members, and health professionals. Their mission is to promote awareness of anxiety disorders and support access to evidence-based resources and treatment. AnxietyBC™ is a Canadian leader in developing online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders and promotes understanding about anxiety and anxiety disorders through general information sessions, professional seminars and workshops, offered throughout the year.    

Anxiety Disorders of Ontario & Canada

http://www.anxietydisordersontario.ca The ADAO is a registered charity and non-profit organization based in Ottawa, Ontario.  ADAO’s vision is to improve the lives of people in Ontario affected by anxiety. Their mission is to empower those affected by anxiety through accessible holistic program delivery, education, and support, in partnership with the community. 

http://www.anxietycanada.ca ADAC/ACTA is a registered Canadian non-profit organization whose aim is to promote the prevention, treatment and management of anxiety disorders and to improve the lives of people who suffer from them. Their organization seeks to educate consumers, professionals and the public at large about anxiety disorders so that together, informed treatment choices can be made.

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Local Resources



Centre For Inner Freedom – Mindfulness Stress Reduction Programs https://www.centerforinnerfreedom.com Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction  705-722-7170 - Barrie Dr. Jaak Reichman   

Integrative Stress Management Program https://www.managestress.ca Dr. Gerald Levine - Barrie 705-721-6934  

Crisis Services

http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca (705) 728-5044 or Toll Free 1-888-893-8333.


North Simcoe Catholic Family Life Centre Barrie - (705) 726-2503 Midland - (705) 526-9397  

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) http://www.cmha.ca 15 Bradford St, Barrie. (705) 728-5044

Athena’s Sexual Assault Counselling and Advocacy Center http://www.huroniatransitionhomes.ca/services-and-programs/athenas 80 Bradford St, Barrie. (705) 737-2884  

Children's Mental Health

Kinark Child & Family Services Barrie: (705) 726-8861 or toll free: (800) 230-8534 Midland: (705) 526-3708 Central Intake: (888) 454-6275 https://www.kinark.on.ca   

New Path Child & Family Services Barrie (705) 725-7656 toll free: (866) 566 7656 https://www.newpath.ca  

Cancer Support

Gilda’s Club (Simcoe & Muskoka) http://gildasclubsimcoemuskoka.org Barrie Ontario (705) 756-5199 


Simcoe Outreach Services (Addictions) http://simcoe-outreach-services-a-centre-for-addictions.barriedirect.info 15 Bradford St, Barrie. (705) 726-7062 151 Essa Rd. Barrie 705-725-5491 (Youth Services only)  


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