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Revolutionary approaches to PTSD treatment

Ryerson University Psychology professor Candice Monson with students.

Psychology professor Candice Monson is using evidence-based research to approach Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – which was once considered a life sentence – in groundbreaking ways.

Monson, who was inspired by her clinical experiences with veterans and assault victims and their incredible resilience in the face of trauma, decided to help people break through to the other side of the disease. She and her team of graduate students have partnered with Toronto-based firm CBT Associates to provide PTSD sufferers with access to personalized therapy online. The innovative delivery mode improves access and reduces the stigma around seeking clinical treatment.

At Ryerson University, we support applied research in the social sciences and humanities that gives back to society by discovering viable ways to address mental health issues, dispel preconceived notions, and ultimately, improve lives.