Dr. Peter Farvolden
Senior Clinical Director, BEACON and CBT Associates
Throughout his career, Dr. Farvolden has worked as a researcher, clinician and administrator in a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network (UHN), and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He holds university appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and the Departments of Psychology at the University of Waterloo and Ryerson University. In 2002 with Dr. Eilenna Denisoff, he founded CBT Associates, a private practice committed to providing evidence-based therapies at a high standard of clinical care and client service.
In his research, Dr. Farvolden has focused on basic processes in personality and psychopathology, as well as the evidence-based treatment of mood and anxiety disorders.
Dr. Farvolden is passionate about making effective, efficient, evidence-based treatment more widely available. He is dedicated to promoting sensitive, compassionate, informed and effective treatment through direct clinical service, the clinical supervision, training and management of a large team of like-minded mental health professionals, and the creation of an internet-based e-therapy solution (i.e., BEACON) that makes effective evidence-based treatment accessible to more people.
Dr. Farvolden is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Canadian Psychological Association, Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and the Ontario Psychological Association.