Dr. Katharina Manassis
Katharina Manassis graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, in 1986. There she obtained her Diploma in Child Psychiatry in 1990 and her Diploma in Psychiatry in 1991. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) in 1991.
She is a Staff Psychiatrist and Senior Associate Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, where she founded and continues to work in an Anxiety Disorders Program for children and youth. The program focuses on the development and scientific evaluation of cognitive-behavioral treatments.
Dr. Manassis is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and a member of the Human Development and Applied Psychology Department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. These appointments allow her to supervise graduate students, residents, and fellows in the treatment and study of childhood anxiety. Dr. Manassis leads several funded research studies to better understand and treat childhood anxiety disorders. She has published over 70 papers in professional journals in this field, and is the author of two widely read books for parents entitled “Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child” and “Helping Your Teenager Beat Depression”. Recently, she has also written books for child mental health professionals on cognitive behavioral therapy and on problem-solving.
She is the mother of two wonderful teenage children.