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

Degree in Progress
PhD Clinical Psychology

Degrees
2018 MA Psychology, Ryerson University
2015 BA Honours Psychology, McGill University

Research Interests
Ariella is primarily interested in social anxiety disorder (SAD) and, more broadly, the ways in which anxiety disorders influence interpersonal functioning. For her MA thesis, Ariella investigated how individuals with SAD manage the risk of rejection in the context of their intimate relationships.

Clinical Interests
Ariella completed her first practicum at the Psychology Training Centre (Ryerson University and St. Michael’s Hospital), where she conducted psychodiagnostic assessments and treated individuals with various psychological disorders using cognitive-behavioural therapy. In Fall 2018, she began her second practicum at the Anxiety Research and Treatment Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

Research Support
2018 to 2021 – Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graudate Scholarship – Doctoral
2017 – Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2016 – Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Publications

  • Lenton-Brym, A.P., & Antony, M.M. (in press). Perfectionism. In J.S. Abramowitz & S.M. Blakey (Eds.), Clinical handbook of fear and anxiety: Psychological processes and treatment mechanisms. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Lenton-Brym, A.P., Moscovitch, D.A., Vidovic, V., Nilsen, E., & Friedman, O. (2018). Theory of mind ability in high socially anxious individuals. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping31, 487-499.
  • Moscovitch, D.A., Vidovic, V., Lenton-Brym, A.P., Dupasquier, J. R., Barber, K. C., Hudd, T., … & Romano, M. (2018). Autobiographical memory retrieval and appraisal in social anxiety disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 107, 106-116.
  • 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

  • Lenton-Brym, A. P., Stewart, K.E., Coyne, A., Westra, H.A., Constantino, M.J., & Antony, M.M. (2017, November). Assessing the role of baseline treatment ambivalence in psychotherapy for individuals with generalized anxiety disorder. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.
  • Stewart, K.E., Lenton-Brym, A.P., Westra, H.A., Constantino, M.J., & Antony, M.M. (2017, November). Validating the TAQ: Investigating the relationship between ambivalence about treatment, motivation for change, and worry and symptom severity in generalized anxiety disorder. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.
  • 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.