The course attendees receive a certificate from the Department of Psychiatry Ottawa University.


Have you ever wondered how to practise CBT which combines skills and approaches from all the three waves of therapy: Cognitive, Behavioural and Mindfulness-based 3rd wave approaches? This is perhaps the only course in North America which brings all this together.

The 5-day intensive will take you through an experiential journey of the three waves of CBT combined systematically and coherently. The course provides a robust overview of techniques, protocols, session structure and learning strategies-all with hands-on practise. There is an emphasis on identifying key cognitions, working with specific behaviours and experiments, using value-based goal setting and more. You will also experience a framework for understanding mindfulness and acceptance approaches based on their original principles.

There will be an opportunity to practise the structure and protocol for anxiety and depression. The course will cap off with a review of CBT approaches for common disorders and problems.

Teaching method used are lectures, skills practise, role play demonstrations and videos.

This course has been continually refined over 15 years and will give you an updated approach to CBT which you can translate to practice immediately.


INTEGRATED AND EXPERIENTIAL COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY FOR OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDERDr Sanjay Rao is an experienced teacher and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa in 2018 he was awarded a Fellowship of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural therapy for his contribution to CBT in Canada. He has received an award from the Department of Health, UK for CBT development. He is the Director of IXT Mind CBT training.

Dr Rao has trained in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness-based therapies, and strength focussed coaching. He has expertise in both psychological and pharmacological treatment of mental health conditions. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrist (UK) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada). He has delivered over 250 workshops in Cognitive behavioural therapies, presented in national, international conferences and published in several scientific journals.

Since 2011 he has helped the province of Nova Scotia develop Cognitive Behavioural Therapy implementation by training and supervising therapists across the province. He has also served as an executive member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy along with various management position such as Co-Chair of Chiefs of Psychiatrists in Nova Scotia, Clinical Director of The Mood and Anxiety Program at the Royal Ottawa Hospital and Clinical Lead of Improving Access to Structured Psychotherapy in Ottawa.

Dr Rao is involved in research concerning distance delivery of CBT through technology as well as workplace mental health using CBT and problem-solving approaches. He is an active clinician delivering CBT in collaborative care settings.

He trains and supervises multidisciplinary teams including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists and counsellors.


March 25th -29th (8:30am – 4:30pm)


Best Western Plus City Centre, 1274 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K8 

Note: The hotel is offering a special bedroom rate of $139.00 a night to those attending the workshop. If you would like to stay at the Best Western Plus City Centre during the week of the workshop – send an email to to receive instructions on how to receive that rate prior to booking your room. 


Registration Fee: $999 +HST 

Student Rate/CMHA Staff: $799.00 + HST (Note: Please send proof of being a student or CMHA Staff to to receive your Discount Code).

Registration is open to those who have an independent practice or is a student working towards independent practice. CMHA staff should send or present with their ID proof.

Email: if you have any questions.


Registrant Cancellation

Note: Refund Policy

  • Full refund minus $50.00 Admin fee until February 25th, 2019 at 4:00 pm.
  • After February 25th, 2019 the refund will be for 50% of fee paid.

IXT Mind Cancellation

IXT Mind reserves the right to cancel this workshop at its discretion. In the unlikely event a workshop must be cancelled or rescheduled, workshop fees will be refunded at 100%. IXT Mind including its coordinators, agents and/or trainers, hold no financial responsibility for any related additional costs including travel or accommodation costs incurred by the registrant. Thank you for your understanding.


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