R. Nicholas Carleton, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Regina. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopaedia entries exploring the fundamental bases of anxiety and related disorders. He has completed more than 200 national and international conference presentations. He also serves as an active member of several national and international professional associations. He has completed clinical training with the Calgary Consortium, the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Regions, the University of Regina, and the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre in Ontario.

Dr. Carleton has received several prestigious awards including a 5-year Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Salary Award. He has also received a 5-year Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant to study modifying attentional biases as a treatment option for chronic pain, as well as several other research grants. He has also been the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Crowning Achievement Award from the University of Regina Alumni Association, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Brain Star Award, a Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation New Investigator Establishment Grant, and a Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation New Investigator Equipment Grant, the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies Distinguished Dissertation Award in Engineering, Medical Sciences, and Natural Sciences, and a Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal.

Dr. Carleton is also currently serving as the Scientific Director for the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment.

Dr. Carleton is actively involved in clinical and experimental research, with his interests including the biopsychosocial measurement, assessment, and treatments of trauma, anxiety, and somatic disorders, focusing on transdiagnostics, fundamental cognitions (i.e., lower-order factors such as intolerance of uncertainty), and shared emergent properties (i.e., higher-order factors such as extraversion). He enjoys teaching and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, continues to work closely with the AIBL and Dr. Asmundson, and maintains a small private practice for military, first responders, and other public safety personnel who have anxiety and related disorders, particularly pain and posttraumatic stress. He currently serves as the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment.

Education

2005 - 2010

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Clinical Psychology, University of Regina, dissertation: Trauma, pain, and fear: Using the startle paradigm to explore the relationship between PTSD and chronic pain (advisor: Gordon J. G. Asmundson, Ph.D)

2003 - 2005

Masters of Arts in Experimental Psychology, University of Regina, thesis: Chronic Pain and Startle (advisor: Gordon J. G. Asmundson, Ph.D)

1997 - 2002

Bachelor of Arts Honours (Major: Psychology), University of Regina, honours thesis: Effects of exposure to visually perceived distance trauma on the development of PTSD and partial PTSD symptoms: The Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks (advisor: Gordon J. G. Asmundson, Ph.D)

1997 - 2001

Bachelor of Administration, University of Regina, specializing in Marketing, Human Resources


Publications


Journal Articles


2016

Carleton, R. N. (2016). Into the Unknown: A review and synthesis of contemporary models involving uncertainty. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 39: 30-43.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.02.007

2016

Carleton, R. N., Duranceau, S., Shulman, E. P., Zerff, M., Gonzales, J., & Mishra, S. (2016). Self- Reported Intolerance of Uncertainty and Behavioural Decisions. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 51: 58-65.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2015.12.004

2016

Carleton, R. N. (2016). Fear of the Unknown: One Fear to Rule Them All?. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.03.011

2016

Carleton, R. N. Duranceau, S. McMillan, K. Asmundson, G. J. G. (2016). Trauma, Pain, and Psychological Distress: Attentional Bias and Autonomic Arousal in PTSD and Chronic Pain. Journal of Psychophysiology.
https://doi.org/10.1027/0269-8803/a000184

2015

Carleton, R. N., Mulvogue, M. K., & Duranceau, S. (2015). PTSD personality subtypes in women exposed to intimate partner violence. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.
https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0000003

2014

Carleton, R. N., Duranceau, S., Freeston, M. H., Boelen, P. A., McCabe, R. E., & Antony, M. M. (2014). “But it might be a heart attack”: Intolerance of uncertainty and panic disorder symptoms. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28, 463-470.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2014.04.006

2014

Carleton, R. N., Thibodeau, M. A., Weeks, J. W., Teale Sapach, M. J. N., McEvoy, P. M., Horswill, S. C., & Heimberg, R. G. (2014). Comparing Short Forms of the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale and the Social Phobia Scale. Psychological Assessment, 26, 1116-1126.
https://doi.org/10.1037/a0037063


Refereed Publications

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Selected Awards

2015

Alberta Federation of Police Associations Service Medal

2011

Canadian Association for Graduate Studies Distinguished Dissertation Award in Engineering, Medical Sciences, and Natural Sciences

2011

Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal

2010

President’s Distinguished Graduate Student Award

2010

Outstanding Young Alumnus Crowning Achievement Award, University of Regina Alumni Association

2010

Canadian Psychological Association Travel Grant

2010

Graduate Student Scholarly Research Award, University of Regina

2009

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Brain Star Award

2009

Inspiring Sessionals Teaching Award, University of Regina

2006 - 2009

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canadian Graduate Doctoral Scholarship

2003 - 2010

Research Trainee Award – Canadian Institutes of Health Research – NET Program Primary Investigators – G. J. G. Asmundson, S. Taylor, M. B. Stein, J. Katz, B. J. Cox, & K. Jang


Professional Appointments and Memberships

2017 - present

Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Regina

2014 - 2017

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Regina

2010 - present

Associate Director, Anxiety and Stress Disorders Program, University of Regina

2010 - 2014

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Regina

2010 - present

Psychologist, Anxiety and Stress Disorders Program

2010 - present

Saskatchewan College of Psychologists

2010 - present

Co-director, Anxiety and Stress Disorders Program, University of Regina

2010 - present

International Association for the Study of Pain 2010-present Saskatchewan College of Psychologists

2009 - present

Canadian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

2009 - present

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation

2006 - present

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

2004 - present

Canadian Pain Society

2003 - present

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

2003 - present

Canadian Psychological Association