Below is a small sampling of potential resources in Canada, but this is by no means an exhaustive list. If you’ve found a treatment provider or facility you like who does evidence-based work, please pass their name/contact info along to us, as we’re always eager to hear about and connect with others in the field!
One way to find practitioners trained in the Community Reinforcement Approach (“CRA”, one of the approaches we use at CMC) is to go to the yellow pages (however daunting that sounds) and look in particular for a “behavioral” or “cognitive-behavioral” therapist (a cognitive-behavioral orientation is the foundation of CRA). In Canada, there’s also a national association called the Canadian Association of Cognitive & Behavioural Therapies. They have a link on their webpage with resources, http://www.cacbt.ca/en/links-and-resources, including a link to the Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists, http://crhsp.ca, where you can look up local providers.
There is not currently a single listing for all the therapists who have been trained in Motivational Interviewing, another evidence-based approach used at CMC, but you can ask therapists you find if they have this training and/or you can go to the website for the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).
Treatment in northern Nova Scotia is entirely CRA and CRAFT based. A great contact there is:
Greg Purvis, M.Sc., C. Psych.
Phone #: 902-396-6536
The Salvation Army in Ontario is moving toward using CRA in all their locations. You can contact your local Salvation Army for a centralized assessment and referral to possible treatment centers that they run. A contact there is:
Tom Tuppeny, Salvation Army Ontario
In the Toronto area, there is a referral agency set up through one of the hospitals, that can be helpful in investigating options. They’re called the Family Navigation Project: http://www.sunnybrook.ca/familynavigation
A former CMC psychologist, Dr. Tanya Cotler, is now in private practice in Toronto. You can reach her via her website at http://tanyacotlerphd.com