This work was supported by a Manitoba Patient Access Network Grant (2016-2017) for the project titled: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Classes for Adults with Mood, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorders and Their Caregivers.
The aim of this project was to expand and adapt CBTm Classes across the region in order to help improve access to mental health services in Manitoba.
The MPAN Grant (2016-2017) was awarded to:
Jitender Sareen MD, Tanya Sala MD, Jacquelyne Wong MA, Patricia Furer PhD, Adrian Hynes MD, Josh Nepon MD, Laurence Katz MD, Murray Enns MD, Susan Chipperfield MSc
1. Helping Hands – Health Award (2017)
The Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba’s Helping Hands – Health Award was presented to Dr. Jitender Sareen, Dr. Tanya Sala, Ms. Jacquelyne Wong, Dr. Debbie Whitney, and Dr. Jolene Kinley for supporting recovery of individuals in the mental health community through the development of the CBTm Classes.
Based on the work of the MPAN project, our team is launching new projects to continue expanding and increasing access to the CBTm Classes.
1. Worker’s Compensation Board of Manitoba Research and Workplace Innovation Program Grant (2017 – 2019)
An RWIP grant was awarded for the project titled: Online and classroom delivered mindfulness-based cognitive behaviour therapy course for building workplace resilience: A pilot randomized controlled trial. The goal of this project is to adapt and provide CBTm Classes for public safety personnel (including firefighters, police officers, and paramedics) and nurses. The aim is to promote and develop CBTm Classes as a service for preventing and addressing PTSD and related conditions experienced by those working in high-stress professions.
The RWIP Grant was awarded to:
Jitender Sareen MD, Gordon Asmundson PhD, R. Nicholas Carleton PhD, Healther Hadjistavropoulos PhD, Pamela Holens PhD, Laurence Katz MD, Jolene Kinley PhD, Sarvesh Logsetty MD, Natalie Mota PhD, Tanya Sala MD, Debbie Whitney PhD, Jacquelyne Wong MA
2. University of Manitoba Research Grant (2017 – 2018)
A UM grant was awarded for the project titled: CBTm classes in a rural community mental health program. The goal of this project is to evaluate CBTm classes in a rural area, and evaluate the impact of providing these classes using Telehealth versus in-person.
The University of Manitoba Research Grant (2017-2018) was awarded to:
Jolene Kinley PhD, Jitender Sareen MD, Tanya Sala MD, Debbie Whitney PhD, Jacquelyne Wong MA, Jill Hodgson McConnell MSW
3. The Manitoba Medical Services Foundation and Winnipeg Foundation Grant (2016-2017)
The Manitoba Medical Services Foundation and Winnipeg Foundation Operating Grant was awarded for the project titled: The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy Classes in Reducing Suicidal Ideation in a Crisis Population. This study examines the effectiveness of CBTm and DBT skills psychotherapy classes on reducing suicidal thinking.
The MMSF and Winnipeg Foundation Grant (2017) was awarded to:
Natalie Mota PhD, James Bolton MD, Maxine Holmqvist PhD, and Jitender Sareen MD
4. The Bell and True Patriot Love Grant (2016-2017)
A Bell TPL grant was awarded for the project titled: Classroom-Delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness Course for Mental Resilience. The goal of this project is to provide training for mental health clinicians and peer-support staff/volunteers who work with serving Canadian Forces members, veterans and their families, so that they can deliver the content of the CBTm Classes. The aim is to promote and implement the CBTm classes within Canadian Forces mental health clinics, Military Family Resource Centers and peer support organizations.
The Bell TPL Grant (2016-2017) was awarded to:
Debbie Whitney PhD, Cheryl Maxsom MSW, Jitender Sareen MD, Tanya Sala MD, Jacquelyne Wong MA