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.