Martin M. Antony

Martin M. Antony
Neurosciences and Clinical Translation
Dr. Martin Antony
Ryerson University
350 Victoria St
Toronto, ON, M5B 2K3
Appointment Status Primary
Professor, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Professor (part time), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University

Dr. Antony is professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University and provincial clinical lead for the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program. He is also professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and professor (part time) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. Previously, he was founding director of both the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic and the Psychology Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a past president of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy and the Canadian Psychological Association. He has published 32 books and over 300 scientific articles and chapters in areas related to cognitive behavior therapy and anxiety-related disorders. He has given more than 425 presentations to audiences across four continents, and has been interviewed, featured, or quoted more than 450 times in various print, radio, television, and online media outlets, including CBC, CNN, Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, New York Times, Washington Post, Scientific American Mind, and many others.


Research Synopsis

Understanding and treating anxiety-related disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and specific phobias 

Understanding and treating clinical perfectionism 

Role of cognitive factors, behavioral factors (e.g., reinforcement), and biological factors in the etiology and maintenance of anxiety disorders and perfectionism 

Evidence-based psychological treatment 

Evidence-based psychological assessment 

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

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

Coyne, A.E., Constantino, M.J., Gaines, A.N., Laws, H.B., Westra, H.A., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Association between therapist attunement to patient outcome expectation and worry reduction in two therapies for generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 10.1037/cou0000457

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

Lenton-Brym, A.P., Santiago, V.A., Fredborg, B.K., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Associations between social anxiety, depression, and the use of mobile dating applications. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 10.1089/cyber.2019.0561

Muir, H.J., Constantino, M.J., Coyne, A.E., Westra, H.A., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Integrating responsive motivational interviewing with CBT for generalized anxiety disorder: Direct and indirect effects on interpersonal outcomes. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.

Norouzian, N., Westra, H.A., Button, M.L., Constantinio, M.J., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Ambivalence and the working alliance in variants of cognitive-behavioural therapy for generalised anxiety disorder. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research.

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. (in press). Group transdiagnostic cognitive-behavior therapy for anxiety disorders: A pragmatic randomized clinical trial. Psychological Medicine.

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

Shaw, P.V., Wilson, G.A., & Antony, M.M. (in press). An examination of emotional contagion of social anxiety using novel video stimuli. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping.

Tsekova, V., Lenton-Brym, A.P., Rogojanski, J., Hood, H.K., Vorstenbosch, V., McCabe, R.E., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Psychometric properties of the Ryerson Social Anxiety Scales in individuals with social anxiety disorder. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping.

Westra, H.A., Norouzian, N., Poulin, L., Coyne, A.E., Constantino, M.J., Hara, K., Olson, D., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Testing a deliberate practice workshop for developing appropriate responsivity to resistance markers. Psychotherapy.

Zeifman, R.J., Ip, J., Antony, M.M., & Kuo, J.R. (in press). On loving thyself: Self-compassion and suicide risk. Journal of American College Health.

Norton, P.J., & Antony, M.M. (2021). The anti-anxiety program: A workbook of proven strategies to overcome worry, panic, and phobias (2nd ed.). Guilford Press.

Antony, M.M., & Barlow, D.H. (Eds.) (2020). Handbook of assessment and treatment planning for psychological disorders (3rd ed.). Guilford Press.

Antony, M.M., Roemer, L., Lenton-Brym, A.P. (2020). Behavior therapy: Traditional approaches. In S.B. Messer & N.J. Kaslow (Eds.), Essential psychotherapies: Theory and practice (4th ed., pp. 111-141). Guilford Press.

Ashbaugh, A.R., McCabe, R.E., & Antony, M.M. (2020). Social anxiety disorder. In M.M. Antony & D.H. Barlow (Eds.), Handbook of assessment and treatment planning for psychological disorders (3rd ed., pp. 180-212). Guilford Press.

Constantino, M.J., Aviram, A., Coyne, A.E., Newkirk, K., Greenberg, R.P., Westra, H.A., & Antony, M.M. (2020). Dyadic, longitudinal associations among outcome expectation and alliance, and their indirect effects on patient outcome. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 67(1), 40-50.

Fontenelle, L.F., Oldenhof, E., Moreira-de-Oliveira, M.E., Abramowitz, J.S., Antony, M.M., Cath, D., Carter, A., Dougherty, D.D., Ferrão, Y.A., Figee, M., Harrison, B.J., Hoexter, M.Q., Kwon, J.S., Küelz, A.K., Lazaro, L., Lochner, C., Marazziti, D., Mataix-Cols, D., McKay, D., Miguel, E.C., Morein-Zamir, S., Moritz, S., Nestadt, G., O’Connor, K.P., Pallanti, S., Purdon, C., Rauch, S.L., Richter, P., Rotge, J.-Y., Shavitt, R.G., Soriano-Mas, C., Starcevic, V., Stein, D.J., Steketee, G., Storch, E.A., Taylor, S., van den Heuvel, O.A., Odile, A., Veale, D., Woods, D.W., Verdejo-Garcia, A., Yücel, M., & the International OCRD Neuroscience Consensus Group (2020). A transdiagnostic perspective of constructs underlying obsessive-compulsive and related disorders: An international Delphi consensus study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 54(7), 719-731.

Hart, T.A., Noor, S.W., Vernon, J.R.G., Antony, M.M., Gardner, S., & O’Cleirigh, C. (2020). Integrated cognitive-behavioral therapy for social anxiety and HIV/STI prevention for gay and bisexual men: A pilot intervention trial. Behavior Therapy, 51(3), 503-517.

Lenton-Brym, A.P., & Antony, M.M. (2020). Perfectionism. In J.S. Abramowitz & S.M. Blakey (Eds.), Clinical handbook of fear and anxiety: Psychological processes and treatment mechanisms (pp. 153-169). American Psychological Association.

Lenton-Brym, A.P., Monson, C.M., & Antony, M.M. (2020). Responses to perceived intimate partner rejection among individuals with social anxiety disorder and healthy controls. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 75, 102281.

Lenton-Brym, A.P., Rogojanski, J., Hood, H.K., Vorstenbosch, V., McCabe, R.E., & Antony, M.M. (2020). Development and validation of the Ryerson Social Anxiety Scales (RSAS). Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 33(6), 642-660.

MacDonald, E.M., Koerner, N., Antony, M.M., Vickers, K., Mastorakos, T., & Kuo, J. (2020). Investigating the therapeutic potential of cognitive bias modification for high anxiety sensitivity. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 68, 101521.

Mamedova, K., Westra, H.A., Constantino, M.J., Ghashghei, N.S., & Antony, M.M. (2020). Resistance and outcome expectations in cognitive-behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety disorder. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 20(2), 265-274.

McCabe-Bennett, H., Lachman, R., Girard, T.A., & Antony, M.M. (2020). A virtual reality study of the relationships between hoarding, clutter, and claustrophobia. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 23(2), 83-89.

McCabe-Bennett, H., Provost-Walker, O., Lachman, R., Girard, T.A., & Antony, M.M. (2020). A virtual reality study of experiential avoidance, emotional experiences, and hoarding symptoms. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 27, 100590.

Sijercic, I., Whitfield, K.M., Cassin, S.E., & Antony, M.M. (2020). A systematic review of cognitive-behavioral therapy for pharmacotherapy treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 26, 100532. https://doi-org/10.1016/j.jocrd.2020.100532

Summerfeldt, L.J., Ovanessian, M., & Antony, M.M. (2020). Structured and semistructured diagnostic interviews. In M.M. Antony & D.H. Barlow (Eds.), Handbook of assessment and treatment planning for psychological disorders (3rd ed., pp. 74-115). Guilford Press.

Zeifman, R.J., Antony, M.M., & Kuo, J.R. (2020). When being imperfect just won’t do: Exploring the relationship between perfectionism, emotion dysregulation, and suicidal ideation. Personality and Individual Differences, 152, 109612.