Dr. Irving received her PhD from McGill University, where she worked with the McGill Faculty of Medicine’s Programs in Whole Person Care, studying the prevention and treatment of stress and burnout in healthcare professionals. She is currently completing a two-year clinical/research postdoctoral fellowship in the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Clinic in Mood and Anxiety Disorders at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Her current research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that underpin change in mindfulness-based therapies and the prevention of depressive relapse. Dr. Irving has been involved in teaching and supervising psychology graduate students, as well as training healthcare professionals in mindfulness-based interventions nationally and internationally.
At CBT Associates, she provides CBT for mood and anxiety disorders, stress, burnout, and substance abuse. Dr. Irving also provides mindfulness-based interventions such as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction. She is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Canadian Psychological Association.
Please note that our associates work with many presenting issues, some of which are not listed in this biography. Please speak to our intake team at 416-363-4228 for more information.
CBT Associates is a large, well-established and rapidly-growing network of clinics that provides evidence-based psychological services to children, adolescents, adults of all ages, and couples.
We are a highly-qualified group of over 50 psychologists and psychological associates who provide personalized, compassionate, respectful and discreet treatment with the highest level of... Read More
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