Katharina  Manassis Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Katharina Manassis

Professor Emerita
University of Toronto

As a Child Psychiatrist and former researcher in childhood anxiety disorders, I have written two books with Routledge: one about a practical approach to providing effective, evidence-based treatment for children (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) in community settings; the second an intriguing look at the substrates of empathy and how we can develop them in ourselves, our children, and our patients. Important cultural and social implications are highlighted in both books.


Dr. Manassis graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, in 1986 and has been practicing Child & Adolescent Psychiatry since 1991. She founded and directed a clinical-research program in childhood anxiety disorders at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, for over 20 years. She studied the etiology and cognitive behavioral treatment of these disorders, and published over 85 papers in professional journals in this field. She has written 5 related books for parents and professionals, including “Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child” (3rd Edition in press), “CBT with Children & Adolescents” (2nd Edition in press), and her most recent book ‘Case Formulation With Children and Adolescents’. She has supervised numerous graduate students on studies of child anxiety through her appointments at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto. In 2014, Dr. Manassis left her hospital position to pursue a practice in her home community of Pickering, Ontario, but remains on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto as Professor Emerita.  


    Medical Doctor, University of Toronto, 1986
    FRCP(C), College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, 1991

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Child Psychiatry, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety Disorders

Personal Interests

    Launching my two children successfully into adulthood.


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