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Toronto Metropolitan University

Dr. Martin Antony, C.Psych.

Professor and Department Chair
EducationPhD, University at Albany, State University of New York
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 552631
Areas of Expertiseanxiety and related disorders; perfectionism; cognitive-behavioural therapy; dissemination and implementation

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Dr. Antony is professor and chair in the Department of Psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University, where he is also Director of the Anxiety Research and Treatment Lab, and where he previously served as Graduate Program Director and Director of Clinical Training. He holds faculty appointments at McMaster University and the University of Toronto. 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.  He is also formerly provincial clinical lead of the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program. Dr. Antony is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and he 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 34 books, including a variety of evidence-based self-help manuals (e.g., Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Groups, 2nd ed.; 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-Behavioral Therapy in Groups, 2nd ed.; Cognitive-Behavioral 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-behavioral therapy, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, 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 500 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-behavioural therapy, and dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological treatments.

Recent Publications:

Carney, A.E., Kandasamy, K., Lenton-Brym, A.P., Halbreiner, A.M., Schneider, L., & Antony, M.M. (in press). An investigation of the patterns of association between anxiety symptom clusters and mask-wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science.

Constantino, M.J., Coyne, A.E., Gaines, A.N., Goodwin, B.J., Muir, H.J., Critchfield, K.L., Westra, H.A., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Therapist verification of patient self-concepts as a responsive precondition for early alliance development and subsequent introject change. Psychotherapy Research.

Kim, A.J., Sherry, S.B., Mackinnon, S.P., Antony, M.M., Lee-Baggley, D., Hahn, C., Wang, G.A., & Stewart, S. H. (in press). When love hurts: Testing the stress generation hypothesis between depressive symptoms, conflict behaviors, and breakup rumination in romantic couples. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

Montemarano, V., Kim, H.S., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Buying disorder: A narrative review of the neuropsychological evidence to inform its classification. Current Psychology.

Rowa, K., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Social anxiety disorder (2nd ed.). Hogrefe.

Shoychet, G., Lenton-Brym, A.P., & Antony, M.M. (2023). The impact of COVID-19 anxiety on quality of life in Canadian adults: The moderating role of intolerance of uncertainty and health locus of control. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 55(4), 300-312.

Wilson, G.A., Cassin, S.E., Antony, M.M. (2023). Development and validation of a new measure of fear of negative and positive evaluation. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 45, 1127-1140.

Wilson, G.A., Malivoire, B.L., Cassin, S.E., & Antony, M.M. (2023). A mixed methods investigation of reasons underlying fear of positive evaluation. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 30(2), 473-485.

Bieling, P.J., McCabe, R.E., & Antony, M.M. (2022). Cognitive behavioral therapy in groups (2nd ed.). Guilford Press.

Hara, K.M., Westra, H.A., Coyne, A.E., Di Bartolomeo, A.A., Constantino, M.J., & Antony, M.M. (2022). Therapist affiliation and hostility in cognitive-behavioral therapy with and without motivational interviewing for severe generalized anxiety disorder. Psychotherapy Research, 32(5), 598-610.

Henderson, L.C., Stewart, K.E., Koerner, N., Rowa, K., McCabe, R.E., & Antony, M.M. (2022). The relationship between religiosity, spirituality, and obsessive-compulsive disorder-related symptoms in clinical and nonclinical samples. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 14(2), 208-221.

Krause, K.L., Koerner, N., & Antony, M.M. (2022). Cognitive restructuring before versus after exposure: Effect on expectancy and outcome in individuals with claustrophobia. Behavior Modification, 46(6), 1432-1459.

Pawluk, E.J., Musielak, N., Milosevic, I., Rowa, K., Shnaider, P., Schneider, L.H., Antony, M.M., & McCabe, R.E. (2022). Psychometric properties of the Diagnostic Assessment Research Tool (DART) Self-Report Screener for DSM-5 mental disorders. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 44(4), 1169-1176.

Roberge, P., Marx, P., Couture, J., Carrier, N., Benoît, A., Provencher, M.D., Antony, M.M., & Norton, P.J. (2022). French adaptation and validation of the Panic Disorder Severity Scale Self-Report. BMC Psychiatry, 22:434.

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. (2022). Group transdiagnostic cognitive-behavior therapy for anxiety disorders: A pragmatic randomized clinical trial. Psychological Medicine, 52(13), 2460-2470.

Rogojanski, J., Zeifman, R.J., Antony, M.M., Walker, J.R., Monson, C.M., and the Mobilizing Minds Research Group (2022). Evaluation of a decision aid for the treatment of adult depression. Journal of American College Health, 70(6), 1634-1643.

Schneider, L.H., Pawluk, E.J., Milosevic, I., Shnaider, P., Rowa, K., Antony, M.M., Musielak, N., & McCabe, R.E. (2022). The Diagnostic Assessment Research Tool (DART) in action: A preliminary evaluation of a semistructured interview for DSM-5 disorders. Psychological Assessment, 34(1), 21-29.

Wilson, G.A., Malivoire, B.L., Cassin, S.E., Antony, M.M. (2022). An investigation of emotional and cognitive responses to positive, negative, and neutral social evaluation using a face-to-face social interaction task in social anxiety disorder. International Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 15(3), 255-276.