About

Dr. Barb Backs-Dermott

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I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Calgary in 2002.  I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary in the Department of Psychology. I have been actively involved in research, publishing journal articles and presenting at professional conferences across North America.

I provided individual and group therapy for the past 20 years within the public health system in a ​specialty mental health clinic.  In that setting, I had extensive experience training future Clinical Psychologists. I supervised numerous Clinical Psychology Ph.D. students and Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Residents, providing them with specialized training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

I began a collaboration with other CBT specialists as part of Connect Psychological Services, and have been offering individual and group therapy with Connect Psychological Services since 2014.

I have been in solo private practice since November 2022, as the owner of Backs-Dermott Psychological Services.

I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, and am certified as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist by the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CACBT).