In 1999, Dr. Maureen Whittal co-founded Anxiety Canada and is now co-chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee. Dr. Whittal is a psychologist at the Vancouver CBT Centre and holds appointments in the UBC Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry. She is CBT certified by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) and Canadian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CACBT). Dr. Whittal also holds a Diploma in CBT with the American Board of Professional Psychology and has Fellowship status with CACBT and with the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).
Dr. Whittal is an acknowledged expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is internationally known for her work in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Maureen has also lectured and provided workshops to professionals across North America, the United Kingdom, Australia and Europe. Closer to home, Dr. Whittal has trained numerous psychologists and psychiatrists in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. Recently, Dr. Whittal collaborated on the launch of Bespoke Mental Health Canada, a new outlet offering online training workshops and webinars from global experts in mental health.