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Below is a listing of group programs. If you have questions about any of these programs, please send an email to the clinic at

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Group Program 

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy (MB-CBT) derives a powerful synergy from behaviour change methods that combine meditation with the latest evidence from neuroscience and other health disciplines.

According to existing research, learning to meditate is a way of strengthening current skills and developing new skills of practical benefit. The ultimate aim of MB-CBT is to help people lead happier, more meaningful lives. These 8 sessions provide a stimulating and supportive environment in which to practice and personally explore benefits.

Thursday Lunch Time Program
Facilitator: Dr. Paul Ritvo, C.Psych., Clinical Psychologist, Professor
Dates: Thursdays starting March 7, 2024 (Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, & Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25)
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: Virtual 
Fee: $200.00 for the group program; $125 for students with valid ID


Please submit a completed registration form to 

Stay tuned for updated offerings in 2024-2025!


The circle of security parenting workshop is based on decades of infant and child attachment research. It is designed to support parents in being stronger, wiser, and kind in providing a secure base for their children to explore the world. The workshop will help parents learn to follow their children’s lead, while also being confident to take charge whenever necessary. We believe that empowering parents is the key to fostering well-being in their children. If interested, please take a look at the following website for a short video clip detailing the principles the workshop is based upon: 

This workshop is appropriate for parents of infants and young children, but many former participants have remarked it can be very helpful for general relationship literacy!

This program has shown its effectiveness internationally over the past 20 years. It involves 10 sessions taking place over 2 hours and between sessions to learn the GMT method to improve executive functioning in daily life. It was developed and evaluated at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences, a renowned academic health science centre.

The program is designed for people who would like to improve their executive functioning, including their attention and ability to focus on the goal of reducing attention errors and generally better achieve their goals. Individuals with and without attention-related diagnoses (such as ADHD) are welcome to participate.

Topics covered include:

  • Awareness of cognitive errors and lapses in attention
  • Focusing attention through body awareness and breathing
  • Automatic pilot mode – doing tasks through habit
  • Goal-setting strategies and methods
  • Decision making and breaking down tasks

Do you find that you are uncomfortably anxious in certain situations? Are you scared of public speaking? Do you worry constantly that people are judging you negatively regardless of what you do or say? If you related to any of these statements, there is hope? Come and participate in this 10 session group program.

What you will learn by participating in this group:

  • Learn different coping strategies to help lower/manage anxiety in social situations
  • Learn how to identify, challenge and reframe thinking patterns that promote anxiety
  • Learn how to use relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety
  • Learn how to gradually approach feared situations and build confidence

In this 5-week group program held on Wednesday evenings between 6 and 8 pm you will:

  • Learn why emotions are important and their universal characteristics
  • Learn to tell the difference between healthy and problematic emotions
  • Learn to map out and understand your own personal emotional patterns
  • Learn how to manage your emotions better to work more productively, have more satisfying relationships, and live a more emotionally intelligent life!

The program is targeted at older adults who are interested in learning about memory changes that normally occur with age, and strategies to improve their everyday memory performance.

Topics covered include:

  • Changes in memory that normally occur with age;
  • The effect of medical and lifestyle factors on memory;
  • The effect of stress and relaxation on memory
  • How to minimize age-related changes;
  • strategies for improving memory functioning