My name is Dr. Katharina Manassis, M.D., FRCP(C): Author, certified Child Psychiatrist, and Professor Emerita at the University of Toronto. Although retired from practice, I hope to share some of what I have learned on this site. There are tips for parents and posted talks for mental health professionals. The books, resources, and creative works (recently updated) are relevant to professionals and parents alike. Enjoy!

My most recent book is “Launching Your Autistic Youth to Successful Adulthood” by Jessica Kingsley Publishing. Have a look at my “Books” page for more details.

In this unusual time of COVID 19, I would also like to share a couple of presentations I have recently done on coping (both generally and for children) at this time. Please see a lovely discussion with a youth minister about helping children’s mental health at this time. Also, some general tips in the podcast:   Hope you find these helpful!


I have written several books that are relevant to children's mental health. Some are more suited to parents of youth with anxiety disorders or depression; others are more suited to children's mental health professionals. Available titles include:

Developing Empathy: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Understanding Compassion for Therapists and Parents

by Katharina Manassis MD FRCPC
Publisher: Routledge