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Dr. Martin Antony, C.Psych.

Professor & Graduate Program Director
DepartmentPsychology
EducationPhD, University at Albany, State University of New York
OfficeJOR-912
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 552631
Areas of Expertiseanxiety and related disorders; perfectionism; cognitive-behavioural therapy; dissemination and implementation

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Biography

Dr. Antony is Director of the Anxiety Research and Treatment Lab at Ryerson. He  holds part time or adjunct faculty appointments at McMaster University and the University of Toronto. Dr. Antony previously served as department chair and graduate program director in the Psychology Department at Ryerson University. He was also the founding director of both the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic and the Psychology Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton.  Dr. Antony is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and served as president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2019-2020) and the Canadian Psychological Association (2009-2010).

Dr. Antony received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 1994, and completed his internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is internationally known for his books and research in the areas of anxiety disorders, perfectionism, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and assessment of psychological disorders. He has published 32 books, including a variety of evidence-based self-help manuals (e.g., Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook, 3rd ed.; When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough, 2nd ed.; The Anti-Anxiety Program, 2nd ed.), Practical books for therapists (e.g., Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Perfectionism; Handbook of Assessment and Treatment Planning for Psychological Disorders, 3rd ed.), and research texts (e.g., Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Oxford Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders). In addition to these books, Dr. Antony has published more than 300 scientific articles and book chapters in areas related to cognitive behavior therapy, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobia, and perfectionism. He has also held more than $6 million (as principal investigator or co-investigator) in research funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) a variety of other agencies and sources.

Dr. Antony has received career awards from the Society of Clinical Psychology (American Psychological Association), the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and is a Fellow of the American and Canadian Psychological Associations, the Association for Psychological Science, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Canadian Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. He has also served on the Boards of Directors for the Society of Clinical Psychology and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and as Program Chair for past conventions of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.

Dr. Antony trains and supervises numerous students in psychology, psychiatry, and other disciplines. He has given more than 425 workshops and presentations to professionals across four continents. He has also been interviewed, featured, or quoted more than 450 times in various print, radio, television, and online media outlets, including the CBC, CNN, CTV, the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, New York Times, Washington Post, Chatelaine Magazine, O (Oprah) Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Prevention Magazine, Scientific American Mind, and many others.

Dr. Antony’s research interests are in the area of anxiety and related disorders, perfectionism, cognitive behaviour therapy, and dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological treatments.

Recent Publications

Bieling, P.J., McCabe, R.E., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Cognitive behavioral therapy in groups (2nd ed.). Guilford Press.

Coyne, A.E., Constantino, M.J., Gaines, A.N., Laws, H.B., Westra, H.A., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Association between therapist attunement to patient outcome expectation and worry reduction in two therapies for generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Counseling Psychology. http://doi.org/ 10.1037/cou0000457

Henderson, L.C., Stewart, K.E., Koerner, N., Rowa, K., McCabe, R.E., & Antony, M.M. (in press). The relationship between religiosity, spirituality, and obsessive-compulsive disorder-related symptoms in clinical and nonclinical samples. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

Lenton-Brym, A.P., Santiago, V.A., Fredborg, B.K., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Associations between social anxiety, depression, and the use of mobile dating applications. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. https://doi.org/ 10.1089/cyber.2019.0561

Muir, H.J., Constantino, M.J., Coyne, A.E., Westra, H.A., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Integrating responsive motivational interviewing with CBT for generalized anxiety disorder: Direct and indirect effects on interpersonal outcomes. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. https://doi.org/10.1037/int0000194

Norouzian, N., Westra, H.A., Button, M.L., Constantinio, M.J., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Ambivalence and the working alliance in variants of cognitive-behavioural therapy for generalised anxiety disorder. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12332

Roberge, P., Provencher, M.D., Gaboury, I., Gosselin, P., Vasiliadis, H.-M., Benoît, A., Carrier, N., Antony, M.M., Chaillet, N., Houle, J., Hudon, C., &  Norton, P.J. (in press). Group transdiagnostic cognitive-behavior therapy for anxiety disorders: A pragmatic randomized clinical trial. Psychological Medicine.

Rogojanski, J., Zeifman, R.J., Antony, M.M., Walker, J.R., Monson, C.M., and the Mobilizing Minds Research Group (in press). Evaluation of a decision aid for the treatment of adult depression. Journal of American College Health. http://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2020.1817034

Shaw, P.V., Wilson, G.A., & Antony, M.M. (in press). An examination of emotional contagion of social anxiety using novel video stimuli. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping. http://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2020.1839729

Tsekova, V., Lenton-Brym, A.P., Rogojanski, J., Hood, H.K., Vorstenbosch, V., McCabe, R.E., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Psychometric properties of the Ryerson Social Anxiety Scales in individuals with social anxiety disorder. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping.

Westra, H.A., Norouzian, N., Poulin, L., Coyne, A.E., Constantino, M.J., Hara, K., Olson, D., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Testing a deliberate practice workshop for developing appropriate responsivity to resistance markers. Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000311

Zeifman, R.J., Ip, J., Antony, M.M., & Kuo, J.R. (in press). On loving thyself: Self-compassion and suicide risk. Journal of American College Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1679154

Norton, P.J., & Antony, M.M. (2021). The anti-anxiety program: A workbook of proven strategies to overcome worry, panic, and phobias (2nd ed.). Guilford Press.

Antony, M.M., & Barlow, D.H. (Eds.) (2020). Handbook of assessment and treatment planning for psychological disorders (3rd ed.). Guilford Press.

Antony, M.M., Roemer, L., Lenton-Brym, A.P. (2020). Behavior therapy: Traditional approaches. In S.B. Messer & N.J. Kaslow (Eds.), Essential psychotherapies: Theory and practice (4th ed., pp. 111-141). Guilford Press.

Ashbaugh, A.R., McCabe, R.E., & Antony, M.M. (2020). Social anxiety disorder. In M.M. Antony & D.H. Barlow (Eds.), Handbook of assessment and treatment planning for psychological disorders (3rd ed., pp. 180-212). Guilford Press.

Constantino, M.J., Aviram, A., Coyne, A.E., Newkirk, K., Greenberg, R.P., Westra, H.A., & Antony, M.M. (2020). Dyadic, longitudinal associations among outcome expectation and alliance, and their indirect effects on patient outcome. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 67(1), 40-50. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cou0000364

Fontenelle, L.F., Oldenhof, E., Moreira-de-Oliveira, M.E., Abramowitz, J.S., Antony, M.M., Cath, D., Carter, A., Dougherty, D.D., Ferrão, Y.A., Figee, M., Harrison, B.J., Hoexter, M.Q., Kwon, J.S., Küelz, A.K., Lazaro, L., Lochner, C., Marazziti, D., Mataix-Cols, D., McKay, D., Miguel, E.C., Morein-Zamir, S., Moritz, S., Nestadt, G., O’Connor, K.P., Pallanti, S., Purdon, C., Rauch, S.L., Richter, P., Rotge, J.-Y., Shavitt, R.G., Soriano-Mas, C., Starcevic, V., Stein, D.J., Steketee, G., Storch, E.A., Taylor, S., van den Heuvel, O.A., Odile, A., Veale, D., Woods, D.W., Verdejo-Garcia, A., Yücel, M., & the International OCRD Neuroscience Consensus Group (2020). A transdiagnostic perspective of constructs underlying obsessive-compulsive and related disorders: An international Delphi consensus study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 54(7), 719-731. https://doi.org/10.1177/0004867420912327

Hart, T.A., Noor, S.W., Vernon, J.R.G., Antony, M.M., Gardner, S., & O’Cleirigh, C. (2020). Integrated cognitive-behavioral therapy for social anxiety and HIV/STI prevention for gay and bisexual men: A pilot intervention trial. Behavior Therapy, 51(3), 503-517. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2019.09.001

Lenton-Brym, A.P., & Antony, M.M. (2020). Perfectionism. In J.S. Abramowitz & S.M. Blakey (Eds.), Clinical handbook of fear and anxiety: Psychological processes and treatment mechanisms (pp. 153-169). American Psychological Association.

Lenton-Brym, A.P., Monson, C.M., & Antony, M.M. (2020). Responses to perceived intimate partner rejection among individuals with social anxiety disorder and healthy controls. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 75, 102281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2020.102281

Lenton-Brym, A.P., Rogojanski, J., Hood, H.K., Vorstenbosch, V., McCabe, R.E., & Antony, M.M. (2020). Development and validation of the Ryerson Social Anxiety Scales (RSAS). Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 33(6), 642-660. https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2020.1771137

MacDonald, E.M., Koerner, N., Antony, M.M., Vickers, K., Mastorakos, T., & Kuo, J. (2020). Investigating the therapeutic potential of cognitive bias modification for high anxiety sensitivity. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 68, 101521. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2019.101521

Mamedova, K., Westra, H.A., Constantino, M.J., Ghashghei, N.S., & Antony, M.M. (2020). Resistance and outcome expectations in cognitive-behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety disorder. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 20(2), 265-274. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12289

McCabe-Bennett, H., Lachman, R., Girard, T.A., & Antony, M.M. (2020). A virtual reality study of the relationships between hoarding, clutter, and claustrophobia. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 23(2), 83-89. https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2019.0320

McCabe-Bennett, H., Provost-Walker, O., Lachman, R., Girard, T.A., & Antony, M.M. (2020). A virtual reality study of experiential avoidance, emotional experiences, and hoarding symptoms. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 27, 100590. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocrd.2020.100590

Sijercic, I., Whitfield, K.M., Cassin, S.E., & Antony, M.M. (2020). A systematic review of cognitive-behavioral therapy for pharmacotherapy treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 26, 100532. https://doi-org/10.1016/j.jocrd.2020.100532

Summerfeldt, L.J., Ovanessian, M., & Antony, M.M. (2020). Structured and semistructured diagnostic interviews. In M.M. Antony & D.H. Barlow (Eds.), Handbook of assessment and treatment planning for psychological disorders (3rd ed., pp. 74-115). Guilford Press.

Zeifman, R.J., Antony, M.M., & Kuo, J.R. (2020). When being imperfect just won’t do: Exploring the relationship between perfectionism, emotion dysregulation, and suicidal ideation. Personality and Individual Differences, 152, 109612. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2019.109612