416-979-5000 ext. 2184
alentonb@psych.ryerson.ca

Degree in Progress
MA Clinical Psychology

Degrees
2015 BA Honours Psychology, McGill University

Research Interests
Ariella’s primary research interests lie in cognitive processing in social anxiety disorder. In particular, she is interested in how social anxiety affects interpersonal, and especially romantic, relationships. She is also interested in the role of images and related autobiographical memories that might contribute to the onset and maintenance of the disorder, as well as in the development of interventions for social anxiety disorder that target negative imagery.

Clinical Interests
Ariella is interested in cognitive-behavioural interventions and motivational interviewing for anxiety and related disorders. She looks forward to training in the assessment and treatment of a variety psychological disorders throughout her time at Ryerson.

Research Support
2016 – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) – Master’s Award

Publications

  • Lenton-Brym, A., Kurczek, J., Rosenbaum, R. S., & Sheldon, S. (2016). A new method for assessing the impact of medial temporal lobe amnesia on the characteristics of generated autobiographical events. Neuropsychologia, 85, 35-43.

Conference Presentations

  • Hudd, T., Vidovic, V., Lenton-Brym, A., Finch, K., Parker, V., Dupasquier, J., Nightingale, B., Barber, K., & Moscovitch, D.A. (2017, June). The nature and impact of negative autobiographical memory retrieval in social anxiety disorder. Poster to be presented at the meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.
  • Lenton-Brym, A., Nilsen, L., Friedman, O., Vidovic, V., Zabara, N., & Moscovitch, D.A. (2016, October). I can do it, I just don’t like it: Theory of mind performance in high socially anxious individuals. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.
  • Vidovic, V., Barber, K.C., Dupasquier, J.R., Lenton-Brym, A., Parker, V., Collaton, J.M., Zabara, N., & Moscovitch, D.A. (2016, June). The nature and reliability of mental images and autobiographical memories in social anxiety disorder: A clinical replication and extension of outcomes on the Waterloo Images and Memories Interview. Poster presented at the meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Victoria, BC.
  • Vidovic, V., Lenton-Brym, A., Zabara, N., Finch, K., Dupasquier, J.R., Barber, K.C., & Moscovitch, D.A. (2016, May). Phenomenology and significance of mental imagery in social anxiety disorder: A Study of the Waterloo Images and Memories Interview. Poster presented at the meeting of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, Hamilton, ON.
  • Lenton-Brym, A., Hsu, K., Forgeard, M., Beard, C., Joyce, C., Udupa, N., Chung, J., & Björgvinsson, T. (2015, November). Mindfulness skill acquisition is associated with reduced perseverative thinking, depression, and anxiety during treatment. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.
  • Lenton-Brym, A., Rosenbaum, S., & Sheldon, S. (2015, June). Event generation following medial temporal lobe damage: Using unbiased ratings to assess the quality of remembered events. Poster presented at the meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, Ottawa, ON.
  • Kwan, D., Kawakami, K., Vangjeli, A., Lenton-Brym, A., & Rosenbaum, R.S. (2015, February). Narrowed future time perspective does not keep older adults from traversing psychological distances. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (Subjective Time and Mental Time Travel Preconference), Long Beach, CA.