R. Nicholas Carleton, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology, a registered doctoral clinical psychologist in Saskatchewan, and is currently serving as the Scientific Director for the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment. He has published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and encyclopaedia entries exploring the fundamental bases of anxiety and related disorders. He has completed more than 360 national and international conference presentations. He also serves as an active member of several national and international professional associations. Dr. Carleton has received several prestigious awards, including a 5-year Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Salary Award, and operating grants. He has also received an Outstanding Young Alumnus Crowning Achievement Award, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Brain Star Award, a 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 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 is currently serving as the principal investigator on the Longitudinal Study of Operational Stress Injuries (OSIs) for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He enjoys teaching and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, and maintains a small private practice for military and public safety personnel who have anxiety and related disorders, particularly posttraumatic stress.

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


2019

Carleton, R. N., Afifi, T. O., Taillieu, T., Turner, S., Krakauer, R., Anderson, G. S., MacPhee, R. S., Ricciardelli, R., Cramm, H. A., Groll, D., & McCreary, D. (2019). Exposures to Potentially Traumatic Events Among Public Safety Personnel in Canada. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 51, 37-52. doi: 10.1037/cbs0000115
http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cbs0000115

2018

Carleton, R. N., Afifi, T. O., Tailieu, T., Turner, S., Sareen, J., El-Gabalawy, R., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2018). Anxiety-Related Psychopathology and Chronic Pain Comorbidity Among Public Safety Personnel. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 55, 48-55. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2018.03.006
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2018.03.006

2018

Carleton, R. N., Afifi, T. O., Turner, S., Taillieu, T., Duranceau, S., LeBouthillier, D. M., Sareen, J., Ricciardelli, R., MacPhee, R. S., Groll, D., Hozempa, K., Brunet, A., Weekes, J. R., Griffiths, C. T., Abrams, K. J., Jones, N. A., Beshai, S., Cramm, H. A., Dobson, K. S., Hatcher, S., Keane, T. M., Stewart, S. H., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2018). Mental Disorder Symptoms Among Public Safety Personnel in Canada. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 63, 54-64. doi: 10.1177/0706743717723825
https://doi.org/10.1177/0706743717723825

2018

Carleton, R. N., Afifi, T. O., Turner, S., Taillieu, T., LeBouthillier, D. M., Duranceau, S., Sareen, J., Ricciardelli, R., MacPhee, R. S., Groll, D., Hozempa, K., Brunet, A., Weekes, J. R., Griffiths, C. T., Abrams, K. J., Jones, N. A., Beshai, S., Cramm, H. A., Dobson, K. S., Hatcher, S., Keane, T. M., Stewart, S. H., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2018). Suicidal ideation, plans, and attempts among public safety personnel in Canada. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, 59, 220-231. doi: 10.1037/cap0000136
http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cap0000136

2018

Carleton, R. N., Duranceau, S., McMillan, K., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2018). Trauma, Pain, and Psychological Distress: Attentional Bias and Autonomic Arousal in PTSD and Chronic Pain. Journal of Psychophysiology, 32, 75-84. doi: 10.1027/0269-8803/a000184
https://doi.org/10.1027/0269-8803/a000184

2018

Carleton, R. N., Korol, S., Mason, J. E., Hozempa, K., Anderson, G., Jones, N. A., Dobson, K. S., Szeto, A., & Bailey, S. (2018). A Longitudinal Assessment of the Road to Mental Readiness Among a Canadian Municipal Police Sample. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 6, 508-528. doi: 10.1080/16506073.2018.1475504
https://doi.org/10.1080/16506073.2018.1475504

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