Born and raised in Montreal, Sophie received a B.A. in International Relations and International Law from Université du Québec à Montréal in 2008 and a B.A. (Honours) in Psychology from Concordia University in 2011. She completed her MA in Clinical Psychology at the University of Regina in 2014. Sophie is currently pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Nick Carleton. Sophie’s primary research is in the area of social support and family wellbeing following traumatic experiences, with a focus on increasing access to care in military and first responder populations. As a secondary area of research, Sophie is also interested in the relationship between intolerance of uncertainty and psychopathology. Sophie’s doctoral research is supported by a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Sophie will be completing her pre-doctoral residency in Clinical Psychology at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre in 2017-2018.
Daniel received his Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Psychology from the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) in 2011 and his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Regina in 2014. His Master's Thesis was a randomized controlled trial investigating the effect of a single bout of exercise on anxiety sensitivity. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Gordon Asmundson. Daniel’s current research focuses on anxiety and trauma, as well as their relationships with physical health. His doctoral dissertation is a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of aerobic exercise and resistance training in reducing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, as well as their predisposing and maintaining factors. Daniel’s research is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award.
Audur graduated from the University of Iceland with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2011 and with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Research in June 2014. Her Master’s Thesis examined mechanisms of change in psychological treatment. Audur is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Gordon Asmundson. Her doctoral dissertation is a randomized controlled trial of a comprehensive and structured online intervention for bullying victimization and social trauma. Other research interests include vulnerability factors in the development of anxiety disorders and PTSD, treatment development and transdiagnostic constructs across disorders.
Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts with High Honours in Psychology in 2011 and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2015 from the University of Regina. Her honours thesis examined cognitive risk factors for social anxiety disorder, and her Master’s thesis explored the influence of trauma-like reactions following negative social experiences (e.g., peer victimization, cyberbullying, accidental embarrassing events) on social anxiety symptoms in early adulthood. She received Certificates of Academic Excellence from the Canadian Psychological Association for both her theses. Michelle is now pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Nicholas Carleton. Her dissertation is examining the efficacy of a self-help self-compassion training program for individuals with social anxiety disorder. Michelle has received several large scholarships during her graduate training, including Canadian Institutes of Health Research Master and Doctoral awards. Michelle’s research interests include the development and treatment of anxiety and trauma-related disorders, particularly social anxiety disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Julia graduated from McMaster University in 2014 with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour in 2014. Julia is also a certified personal trainer and yoga instructor. Julia is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Gordon Asmundson. Julia is interested in the role that exercise can play in the treatment of psychopathology. Her current research is looking at exercise intensity and anxiety sensitivity.
Isaac graduated from Saint Mary’s University in 2015 with a B.Sc. (honours) in Psychology. His honours thesis examined the relationships between social identity clarity and group bias, as well as academic and personal well-being. Isaac is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Nick Carleton. His master’s thesis research will examine the relationship between anxiety, intolerance of uncertainty, and pain.
Stephanie received her B.A. in Psychology (Honours) from Mount Royal University in 2012. Her honours thesis examined the effects of mood-inducing music on individuals' time estimation ability. She then completed a M.Sc. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Calgary. Her M.Sc. thesis investigated the differences in attention disengagement amongst currently, remitted, and never depressed individuals. Stephanie is now completing a one-year fast-track M.A. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Regina, under the supervision of Dr. Nick Carleton. Stephanie’s research interests include cognitive factors underlying psychopathology, primarily in posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders.Stephanie’s research is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship.
Kelsey graduated with distinction from the Bachelor of Arts Honours Psychology Program at MacEwan University in Edmonton in 2015. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Gordon Asmundson. Kelsey's research interests include neuropsychological deficits, attentional biases, and their relationships with anxiety and related disorders.
Kadie received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology in 2014 from the University of Regina. Her honours thesis examined whether participants encoded the statistical properties of a set presented over an extended period while attending to task-irrelevant properties of the set. Kadie worked with the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region as a research coordinator before coming to fill the same position for the Anxiety and Illness Behaviour Lab in 2016.