Credentialing

Mandate:

The development of a formal credentialing process for the certification of cognitive behaviour therapists in Canada is a key mandate of the CACBT-ACTCC. To this end the Board of Directors established a Credentialing Committee that was charged with the development and maintenance of the credentialing process. As a standing committee of the Board of Directors, the Chair of the Credentialing Committee will be a board member, with the committee membership approved by the Board of Directors.

Certification, defined by the Board of Directors and ratified at the May, 2011 annual meeting is as follows:

Certified Member or Fellow: A Certified Member or Fellow shall be a Regular Member or Fellow of the Association, who provides satisfactory evidence to the Certification Committee that he or she:

1. Is an individual who is licensed, registered or certified to provide independent professional practice related to cognitive and behavioural therapies in the jurisdiction in which he or she resides or is employed. 

2. Meets the training and supervision eligibility criteria established by the Credentialing Committee. 

3. Holds current legal liability insurance in the jurisdiction in which he or she resides or is employed, or is exempt from this requirement under local statutory authority.


Certified Members and Fellows must be members of the association in good standing.

Committee Members: The credentialing committee is currently comprised of the following members:

  • Karen Rowa, PhD (Chair), Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, krowa@stjosham.on.ca
  • Andrea Liss, MSW, Locke Psychotherapy Group, Hamilton, and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University
  • Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Ph.D., ABPP, FCAHS Department of Psychology, University of Regina
  • Randi E. McCabe, PhD, Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University
  • Mark Lau, PhD, Vancouver CBT Centre & Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
  • David A. Clark, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick
  • Jacqueline Cohen, Ph.D., Nova Scotia Health Authority and Dalhousie University
  • Genviève Belleville, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Université Laval
The credentialing committee has been actively engaged in developing criteria and processes for the credentialing of members. See Process for more information.