Lab Members

  • Dr. ADAM RADOMSKY (+)

Dr. Radomsky is Professor of Psychology at Concordia University and Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.

He joined Concordia in 2001 after the completion of his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of British Columbia and a fellowship at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital. Professor Radomsky is the Director of the Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Laboratory, and a Core Member of the Centre for Clinical Research in Health (CCRH). His research investigates cognitive, behavioural and emotional aspects of OCD and a number of other anxiety disorders, as well as ways to enhance the effectiveness and acceptability of cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders and related problems.

He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association (2014), was the Founding President of the Canadian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (2010), and has received several institutional, national and international awards for his work. These include the Concordia University Faculty of Arts and Science Mid-Career Award for Distinguished Scholarship (2012), the Canadian Psychological Association's President's New Researcher Award (2007), being named a Beck Institute Scholar (2005-06) and receiving a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award (2004-09). Dr. Radomsky has published a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to his work on cognition, behaviour and the anxiety disorders, and is a frequent invited speaker at national and international conferences. His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and and has previously been funded by les Fonds de recherche du Québec – santé,  the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Dr. Radomsky is also a member of L'Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec and is CACBT-ACTCC Certified in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy and board certified in cognitive therapy by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. In his clinical practice he specializes in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for adult OCD and other anxiety disorders.

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  • GRADUATE STUDENTS (+)
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Rachael Neal

Rachael completed her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Waterloo in 2010. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she worked for two years as a research assistant in both Cognitive and Clinical Psychology labs, on projects examining factors related to decision-making, cognitive development, and social anxiety disorder. Rachael began her Master's degree under the supervision of Dr. Radomsky in September 2012. Her research interests centre upon examining how cognitive biases and maladaptive behaviours such as inflated responsibility beliefs and reassurance seeking perpetuate the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

M.A. Thesis title: An experimental investigation of reassurance seeking behaviour: Familiar versus unfamiliar others
Ph.D. Thesis title: What are you looking for? Psychometric and experimental analyses of reassurance seeking in obsessive-compulsive disorder

E-mail: r_neal@live.concordia.ca

 

Mark Leonhart

Mark completed his Honours B. A. in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Manitoba in 2010 where he systematically examined the quality of panic disorder treatment information found online.  From 2008 until 2015, he was a research assistant for Mobilizing Minds, a multi-institutional young adult mental health knowledge translation project. Mark completed his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and began his doctoral research in 2016. His research interests include young adult mental health, as well as the prevention, ætiology, and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders.

M.A. Thesis title: Responsibility and reassurance seeking: An experimental investigation

Ph.D. Thesis title: Nonverbal reassurance seeking in obsessive-compulsive disorder

E-mail: m_leonha@live.concordia.ca

 

Jean-Philippe Gagné

Jean-Philippe completed his B.Sc. in Honours Psychology at McGill University in 2015, where he conducted research on interpersonal relationships and developmental psychopathology. During his journey at McGill, he also worked as a research assistant in social psychology laboratories on a number of projects examining self-control, alcohol, and affiliation. In September 2015, Jean-Philippe began his M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University under the supervision of Dr. Adam Radomsky. His research interests centre upon the role that maladaptive beliefs play in the development and maintenance of obsessive-compulsive disorder. He is also deeply interested in research focusing on the improvement of treatments for anxiety disorders and related problems. After completing a practicum at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School over the summer of 2017, Jean-Philippe started his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Concordia.

M.A. Thesis title: An experimental approach to understanding beliefs about losing control

Ph.D. Thesis title: TBA

E-mail: jean_ga@live.concordia.ca

 

Ken Kelly-Turner

Ken completed his Honours B. A. in Psychology at Carleton University in 2016 where he studied the beliefs and misconceptions laypeople hold about psychopathy. He spent a year after graduating volunteering in the Cognitive and Anxiety Disorder Research lab at the University of Ottawa. Ken began his Master's degree in the Clinical Psychology program in September 2017. His research interests include the role of internet delivered cognitive behavioural therapies, as well as the role of maladaptive beliefs in the emergence and maintenance of anxiety disorders.

M.A. Thesis title: TBA

E-mail: k_kellyt@live.concordia.ca

 

  • RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (+)

Stefanie Lavoie

Stefanie received her B.A., Specialization in Psychology in 2000 from Concordia University. She began working in the lab as a volunteer in December 2002, and has been working as Laboratory Coordinator in the Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Laboratory since August 2003. She is responsible for coordinating granting agency submissions, developing online measures and updating the laboratory web site, clinical registry, and annual newsletter and liaising with university departments such as behavioural ethics committees, financial services and office of research services. She has been actively involved in a number of projects in the lab over the years and is currently coordinating a new project that is soon to begin data collection. Her research interests include treatment acceptability for anxiety and related problems, and reassurance seeking behaviour in OCD.

E-mail: stefanie.lavoie@concordia.ca

  • HONOURS THESIS STUDENTS (+)

 

 

Kristina Bucci

Thesis title: An examination of the effects of partner closeness on self-reported anxiety following a threat-based task

E-mail: kristina.bucci@mail.concordia.ca

 

 

 

 

Sereena Pigeon

Honours Thesis title: The influence of partner trustworthiness on perceived responsibility after an anxiety-provoking situation

E-mail: sereena_pigeon@hotmail.com

 

 

  • VOLUNTEERS (+)
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  • LAB ALUMNI (+)

Post-Doctoral Trainees
Frederic Aardema - 2008-2009

Graduate Students
Elizabeth Hebert - 2013-2016
Hannah Levy - 2010-2016
Jessica Senn - 2009-2016
Gillian Alcolado - 2008-2014
Kristin Anderson- 2013-2014
Allison Ouimet - 2009-2014
Laurie Gelfand - 2006-2013
Corinna Elliott - 2008-2012
Irena Milosevic - 2006-2011
Chris Parrish - 2005-2009
Andrea Ashbaugh - 2004-2009

Undergraduate Thesis Students
Trevor Harrison - 2015-2016
Sarah McIlwaine- 2014-2015
Kelsey Hannon - 2013-2014
Jessica Tutino - 2013-2014
Maria Giobbi - 2012-2013
Sarah Schell - 2012-2013
Joelle Soucy - 2012-2013
Catherine Ouellet-Courtois (PSYC 487) - 2012
Samantha Wilson - 2011-2012
Lara Yapar - 2011-2012
Kevin Barber - 2010-2011
Katie Gordon-Green - 2010-2011
Katrina Messina - 2010-2011
Laura Choiniere - 2009-2010
Jeff Renaud - 2009-2010
Megan Wood - 2009-2010
Ivana DiLeo - 2008-2009
G. Michael Everett - 2008-2009
Amand Levine - 2008-2009
Sarah Zullo - 2008-2009
Greg Mendelson - 2007-2008
Laura Rudy - 2007-2008
Stella-Marie Paradisis - 2006-2007
Oded Greemberg - 2005-2006
Shana Rowen - 2005-2006
Monique Lahoud - 2004-2005
Philippe Gilchrist - 2003-2004
Allison Ouimet - 2003-2004
Matthew Paradis - 2003-2004
Melissa Saxe - 2003-2004
Dominique Dussault - 2002-2003
Sebastien Tremblay - 2001-2002

Undergraduate (PSYC 311) Students
Ivana DiLeo - 2007-2008
Priscilla Morin - 2007-2008
Kristin Anderson - 2005-2006
Rana Pishva - 2005-2006
Oded Greemberg - Summer 2005
Stella Marie Paradisis - 2004-2005
Shana Rowen - 2004-2005
Heather Mah - Summer 2004
Aileen Vivan - Summer 2004
Giuseppe Alfonsi - 2003-2004
Cathy Dandurand - 2003-2004
Monique Lahoud - 2003-2004
Nicole Hallonda Price - 2003-2004
David DiLenardo - 2002-2003
Philippe Gilchrist - 2002-2003
Laurie Gelfand - 2001-2002
Dominique Dussault - 2001-2002

Research Assistants
Sarah Schell - 2013-2015
Joelle Soucy - 2013-2014
Kevin Barber - 2011-2013
Jeff Renaud - 2010-2013
Ivana DiLeo - 2009-2010
Jesse Renaud - 2009-2010
Greg Mendelson - 2008-2009
Stella-Marie Paradisis - 2007-2009
Oded Greemberg - 2006-2007
Monique Lahoud - 2005-2008
Allison Ouimet - 2004-2005
Elissa Golden - 2003-2004

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