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Joanna Szczeskiewicz, MSW, RSW
Diplomate, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, CACBT-ACTCC

Joanna has been working as a clinical social worker since 1996 in a variety of settings, including crisis intervention team, inpatient psychiatry, assertive community treatment and hospital affiliated clinics.

​She has a bachelor degree in psychology from the University of Western Ontario, and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Toronto. She pursued further studies in cognitive behaviour therapy and obtained a diplomate status with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy that acts as a credentialing body for cognitive behaviour therapists in North America.  She is also fully credentialed as cognitive behaviour therapist by the Canadian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapies (CACBT-ACTCC). You can learn a lot about CBT and confirm Joanna's credentials by accessing the websites of these two organizations. She is a regulated health professional registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and a member of Ontario Association for Social Workers.

Selected Papers and Presentations:

2014 – Using Exposure to Facilitate Family Engagement in a Survivor of Childhood Abuse. 44th Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies: Hague, Netherlands.

2014 – CBT for Comorbid OCD and Bipolar Disorder: A Case Study. 44th Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies: Hague, Netherlands.

2014 – “But I did Hurt Him”: An Example of CBT for Intrusive Thoughts of Violence in Context of Bipolar Disorder. 4th Annual Meeting of Canadian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapies: Halifax, Nova Scotia.

2011 – “I am Afraid I am Going to Kill Myself”: When Fear of Suicide and Suicidal Ideation Coexist. Psychomed 2011 n.3 Special Issue: “Clinical Science”, p. 19. Originally presented at the 7th International Conference of Cognitive Psychotherapy “Clinical Science” – Istanbul.

2011 – Psychotic Disorders and Physical Health: Enabling Treatment Collaboration. Psychomed 2011 n.3 Special Issue: “Clinical Science”, p. 43. Originally presented at the 7th International Conference of Cognitive Psychotherapy “Clinical Science” – Istanbul.

2010 – Violence and Mental Illness: Are persons at risk of becoming violent victimized by our efforts to help them? 21st Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference: Kelowna, British Columbia.

2008 – End-of-Life Decisions in Context of Assertive Community Treatment. Ontario ACTT Association Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario

2008 – Cash Drops: Too Much or Barely Enough ? (with Tamara Pouliot and Baijumon Mathew). Ontario ACTT Association Conference: Niagara Falls, Ontario

2008 – Life Decisions in Context of Chronic and Persistent Mental Illness. 19th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference: St. John’s, Newfoundland

2005 – Due Process in Assertive Community Treatment. Ontario ACTT Association Conference: Toronto, Ontario.

2005 – Going Places: Building Travel Independence in Persons with Chronic and Persistent Mental Illness (with Silvi Tridici). Ontario ACTT Association Conference: Toronto, Ontario.