Dr. Candice Monson Named one of "Canada's Great Gets" in Toronto Star!

Dr. Candice Monson, Partner at EBT3, was named one of "Canada's Great Gets" in the November 22, 2015 edition of the Toronto Star. The article discusses how Canada has begun reversing the issue of "brain drain," which refers to the movement of top Canadian talent to the United States. In fact, the article notes that "Canada's research excellence ecosystem is better than it ever has been at retaining and attracting top talent."

As the article notes, Dr. Monson comes from being a professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, as well as the deputy director of Women's Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at Boston VA Healthcare System.

Congrats Dr. Monson, EBT3 (and Ryerson) are lucky to have you!

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EBT3 Welcomes Aline Rodrigues to the Team!

EBT3 is excited to announce the addition of Aline Rodrigues to our team! Aline has a Masters degree in clinical and counselling psychology from the University of Toronto and is currently in the final stages of her Ph.D. She has training and experience in the use of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral and Emotion-Focused Therapy. Aline has also received training at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Counselling and Psychological Services at UofT, North York General Hospital, and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.

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New DVD by Dr. Monson: Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for PTSD

Dr. Candice Monson, Partner at EBT3, has recently released a DVD through the American Psychological Association on cognitive behavioural interventions for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.


Cognitive theories of posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, assert that traumatized individuals make problematic appraisals about their experiences that potentially impede recovery from trauma. Individuals with PTSD develop over-generalized and negative conclusions based on traumatic events in areas such as safety, trust, and intimacy.

Unlike anxiety-based or emotional-processing theories of PTSD, which are the foundation of exposure-based interventions, cognitive theories hold that PTSD is not a disorder of anxiety, but is instead characterized by emotional and physiological dysregulation that can be remedied with cognitive interventions.

In this video, Dr. Candice M. Monson employs cognitive behavioral therapy interventions with a woman who is suffering from PTSD after the tragic loss of her son.


Dr. Candice M. Monson employs several key cognitive and behavioral interventions that are used to correct the problematic appraisals that traumatized individuals make, and instead promote beliefs to encourage recovery after traumatic events. These interventions include the use of Socratic dialogue, cognitive worksheets, and related behavioral experiments.

Moreover, there are characteristic classes of cognitions that need to be addressed to facilitate recovery. These cognition classes include concerns about facing trauma-related cognitions, appraisals about the traumatic events, here-and-now thoughts emanating from the trauma, and thoughts about one's ability to cope with future aversive or traumatic events.


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Dr. Monson publishes new book!

Congratulations to Dr. Monson, who recently published her newest book, "Treating PTSD With Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies: Interventions That Work".

About the book:

Backed by decades of research, cognitive behavioral therapy is the intervention of choice for clients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, or source of symptoms. This compact, clinician-friendly resource walks readers through cognitive behavioral techniques and treatment packages for PTSD, using case studies to illustrate how to troubleshoot common problems.

Explaining each approach's theoretical underpinnings as well as its step-by-step implementation, the authors cover both trauma-focused techniques such as prolonged exposure, cognitive processing therapy, and stress inoculation training, and non-trauma-focused or present-centered techniques such as breathing training, relaxation training, and positive self-talk. The book also addresses depression and social isolation, symptoms that often accompany PTSD.

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