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Nina Josefowitz

Nina Josefowitz

phone: (416) 923-6641 x2707

Department: Applied Psychology and Human Development

Research Overview

Dr. Josefowitz's current research interests include: the role of imagery in CBT; teaching clinical skills; long term impact of First Nations residential schools; forensic assessments in cases involving breaches of fiduciary duty; and cross cultural psychology.

Teaching Overview

APD 1278H Cognitive Therapy
APD 1902H Theories and Techniques of Counselling in a Global Context
APD 1283H Peer and Video-Based Counselling with Practicum Field-Based Learning in Global Mental Health
APD 5033H Special Topics in APHD: Masters Level - Trauma and Addictions in Global Mental Health

Representative Publications


Josefowitz, N. & Myran, D. (2017). CBT Made Simple. Oakland, CA.: New Harbinger

Chapters in Books

Josefowitz, N.  (2011). Confidentiality.  In Evans, David R. (Ed.). (2011). The Law, Standards, and Ethics in the Practice of Psychology (3rd. ed.). Toronto, ON: Carswell

Worling, J., Josefowitz, N., & Maltar, M. (2011). Reducing shame and increasing guilt and responsibility with adolescewnts who have offended sexually: A CBT-based treatment approach. In  Calder, M.C. (Ed).  Contemporary practice with young people who sexually abuse: Evidence-based developments.  Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK: Russell House Publishing; American rights with Neari Press. 

Publications in Refereed Journals

Barnes, R., & Josefowitz, N. (2018). Indian Residential Schools in Canada: Persistent Impacts on Aboriginal Students’ Psychological Development and Functioning. Canadian

Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne.

Josefowitz, N. (2017). Incorporating imagery into thought records: Increasing engagement in balanced thoughts. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 11, 215 - 230

Barnes, R.A. & Josefowitz, N. (2014a) Forensic assessment of adults reporting childhood sexualized assault: A lifespan developmental analysis. Psychological Injury and Law, 7, 18-33.

Barnes, R.A. & Josefowitz, N. (2014b) Forensic assessment of adults reporting childhood sexualized assault: Risk, resilience, and impacts. Psychological Injury and Law, 7, 34 - 46

Barnes, R., Josefowitz, N., & Cole, E. (2006). Residential schools: Impact on aboriginal students academic and cognitive development. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 21, 18 - 32

Professional Activities

Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies:
- Board member in the position of member-at-large, 2011- 2014
- College of Psychologists of Ontario
- Registered psychologist 1981 - present
- Member of the Discipline Committee, 2003 - 2006; 2011- 2019
- Member of Council representing Metro Toronto, April 1994 - 2003
- 2001 - 2003: President of the College of Psychologists
- 2000 - 2001: Vice President, Chair of Discipline

International Training

- India: Developed intensive two week CBT training for Psychology masters students at Christ University, Bangalore, India. January 2019, and January 2020

- Ethiopia: Toronto Addis Ababa Psychiatry Project (TAAPP). Developed one month CBT training program for all psychiatric residents at the University of Addis Ababa. Training included individual supervision, group supervision and academic teaching. April, 2014, March 2016, and March 2018.

- China: Developed 4 day workshop on Suicide Prevention, Assessment and Treatment Workshop sponsored by the Psychology Department of the University of Peking as part of a training initiative for student counselors throughout China. December 2017


- Elected to the status of Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, June 2013. The status of Fellow is awarded in recognition of significant contribution to the advancement of the discipline of psychology in Canada.
- Barbara Wand Award, Ontario Psychological Association, 2012. The award recognizes an individual in the discipline of psychology who has made a significant contribution to excellence in professional ethics and standards