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Dr. Candice Monson profile

Dr. Candice M. Monson, C.Psych.

Professor & Director of Clinical Training
EducationPhD, University of Nebraska
Phone416-979-5000 x6209
Areas of Expertisetrauma recovery; PTSD; intimate relationships; cognitive-behavioural therapy; couple therapy; clinical trials


Candice M. Monson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON. Dr. Monson is one of the foremost experts on traumatic stress and the use of individual and conjoint therapies to treat PTSD. She has published extensively on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of PTSD treatments more generally. She has been funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, National Institute of Mental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, and Canadian Institutes of Health for her research on interpersonal factors in traumatization and individual- and conjoint-based interventions for PTSD. She is a Fellow of both the American and Canadian Psychological Associations, and received the Canadian Psychological Association Traumatic Stress Section’s Trauma Psychologist of the Year Award in 2013 and the Sarwan Sahota Ryerson Distinguished Scholar Award for outstanding contribution to knowledge or artistic creativity in 2014. Dr. Monson is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Dr. Monson has co-authored 5 books, including the treatment manuals Cognitive Processing Therapy: Veteran/Military Version and Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and chapters. Dr. Monson is well-known for her efforts in training clinicians in evidence-based assessments and interventions for PTSD.


Selected Publications


Shnaider, P., Sijercic, I., Wanklyn, S. G., Suvak, M. K., & Monson, C. M. (in press). The role of social support in cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder. Behavior Therapy.

De Jongh, A., Resick, P. A., Zoellner, L. A., Van Minnen, A.,  Lee, C. W., Monson, C. M., … Bicanic, I. A. E. (2016). Critical analysis of the current treatment guidelines for complex PTSD in adults. Depression and Anxiety. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/da.22469

Fredman, S. J., Pukay-Martin, N. D., Macdonald, A., Wagner, A. C., Vorstenbosch, V., & Monson, C. M. (2016). Partner accommodation moderates treatment outcomes for couple therapy for PTSD. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84, 79-87. doi:10.1037/ccp0000061

Wagner, A. C., Torbit, L., Jenzer, T., Landy, M. S. H., Pukay-Martin, N. D., Macdonald, A., Fredman, S. J., & Monson, C. M. (2016). The role of posttraumatic growth in a randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy for PTSD. Journal of Traumatic Stress. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jts.22122


Resick, P. A., Monson, C. M., & Chard, K. (in press). Cognitive processing therapy: A comprehensive manual. New York, NY: Guilford.

Monson, C. M., & Fredman, S. J. (2015). Cognitive-behavioral couple therapy for PTSD. In A. Gurman, J. Lebow, & D. K. Snyder (Eds.), Clinical handbook of couple therapy (pp. 531-554). New York, NY: Guilford.

Monson, C. M., Resick, P. A., & Rizvi, S. L. (2014). Posttraumatic stress disorder. In D. H. Barlow (Ed.), Clinical handbook of psychological disorders (5th ed.). New York, NY: Guilford.      

Monson, C. M. & Shnaider, P. (2014). Treating PTSD with cognitive-behavioral therapies: Interventions that work. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Monson, C. M., & Fredman, S. J. (2012). Cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder: Harnessing the healing power of relationships. New York, NY: Guilford.