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Evidence-to-Action: 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.

Health Quality Ontario (HQO) and CADTH jointly conducted a health technology assessment (HTA) on Internet Delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (iCBT) for Major Depression and Anxiety Disorders to understand the clinical and cost effectiveness of iCBT along with patient’s preferences and values. Ethical and implementation considerations were also discussed. Join CADTH and Health Quality Ontario in person or online as we discuss the evidence on iCBT as well as current clinical practice in Canada, issues, considerations, and experiences. We will hear from patient, clinical, and expert speakers.

When: Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (EST)


  • 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).

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