416-979-5000 ext. 2184
gillian.wilson@psych.ryerson.ca

Degree in Progress

PhD Clinical Psychology

Degree

2015 MA Clinical Psychology, Ryerson University
2012 BA (Honours) Psychology, Queen’s University

Research Interests

Gillian’s research interests include the role of interpersonal behaviours (e.g., feedback seeking behaviours) in the context of anxiety disorders. Her Master’s thesis examined features of reassurance seeking and negative feedback seeking in social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. She is also interested in the role of perfectionism and intolerance of uncertainty in the context of anxiety-based problems.

Clinical Interests

Gillian is interested in cognitive-behavioural interventions and mindfulness-based strategies in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders, mood disorders, and emotion dysregulation. She has experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of psychological disorders, including, but not limited to, anxiety-based disorders, mood disorders, and borderline personality disorder.

Research Support

2016 – Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)
2015 – Ontario Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral Award
2014 – Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Master’s Award
2013 – Ontario Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Award

Publications

  • Washburn, D., Wilson, G., Roes, M., Rnic, K., & Harkness, K. L. (2016). Theory of mind in social anxiety disorder, depression, and comorbid conditions. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 37, 71-77.
  • Wilson, G.A., Krause, K.L., & Antony, M.M. (2016). Anxiety, panic, and phobias. In H. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of mental health, 2nd ed. (pp. 74-80). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.

Conference Presentations

  • Wilson, G. A., Antony, M. M., & Koerner, N. (2016, October). Affective consequences of positive feedback seeking in social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and nonclinical controls. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.
  • Wilson, G.A., Koerner, N., & Antony, M.M. (2015, November). A diary study of feedback seeking behaviours in social anxiety disorder. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.
  • Wilson, G. A., Washburn, D., Stewart, J. G., Sabbagh, M. A., & Harkness, K. L. (2014, November). Theory of mind decoding and excessive reassurance-seeking in individuals with a history of depression. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Wilson, G. A., Washburn, D., Stewart, J. G., Sabbagh, M. A., & Harkness, K. L. (2014, June). Theory of mind and excessive reassurance-seeking in individuals with a history of depression. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society of Interpersonal Theory and Research, New Haven, CT.
  • Harkness, K. L., Washburn, D., Wilson, G. A., & Roes, M. (2012, November). Theory of mind in depression: The impact of  ‘other-mindedness’ on cognition and interpersonal behavior. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.
  • Washburn, D.S., Wilson, G. A., & Harkness, K.L. (2012, October) Theory of mind decoding and reasoning abilities in depression, social phobia, and comorbid conditions. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Ann Arbor, MI.