3416-979-5000 ext. 552184
alentonb@ryerson.ca

Degree in Progress
PhD Clinical Psychology

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

Research Interests
Ariella researches intimate relationship functioning in the context of anxiety disorders, with particular interest in social anxiety disorder (SAD). Her MA thesis investigated how individuals with SAD manage the risk of rejection in the context of their intimate relationships. For her dissertation, she is planning to develop and pilot a couples-focused intervention that is intended to be used as an adjunct to CBT for anxiety disorders. Ariella also has secondary interests in the use of technology, including mobile dating applications, among individuals with anxiety disorders.

Clinical Interests
Ariella has completed clinical practica at the Psychology Training Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Anxiety Research and Treatment Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton. In both settings, she has honed skills in delivering Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for anxiety and depressive disorders. She has also conducted numerous psychodiagnostic assessments using various semistructured interview tools. In Fall 2019, she will begin her third practicum at Humber River Hospital’s Adult Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, where she will receive training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and conduct comprehensive assessments. Ariella is also interested in couple’s therapy. Through her involvement with Ryerson’s IMPACT lab, she will be conducting couples-focused interventions for people experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, starting in Fall 2019.

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

Publications

  • 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. http://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2019.0561
  • 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, pp. 111-141). Guilford Press.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2020.102281
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2020.1771137
  • Lenton-Brym, A.P., Santiago, V.A., Fredborg, B.K., & Antony, M.M. (2020). Associations between social anxiety, depression, and the use of mobile dating applications. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2019.0561
  • Lenton-Brym, A.P., Stewart, K.E., Coyne, A.E., Westra, H.A., Constantino, M.J., & Antony, M.M. (2019). Can self-report measures of readiness for change and treatment ambivalence predict outcomes in cognitive-behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety disorder? Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 33(4), 301-319. https://doi.org/10.1891/0889-8391.33.4.301
  • Lenton-Brym, A.P., Moscovitch, D.A., Vidovic, V., Nilsen, E., Freedman, O. (2018). Theory of mind ability in highly socially anxious individuals. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 31(5), 487-499. https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.201
  • Moscovitch, D., Vidovic, V., Lenton-Brym, A.P., Barber, K., Dupasquier, J., Hudd, T. (2018). Autobiographical memory retrieval and appraisal in social anxiety disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 107, 106-116. https://doi.org/ 10.1016/j.brat.2018.06.008
  • Lenton-Brym, A., Kurczek, J., Rosenbaum, R.S., Sheldon, S. (2016). A novel method for assessing the impact of medial temporal lobe amnesia on the characteristics of generated autobiographical events. Neuropsychologia, 85, 35-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.02.023

Conference Presentations

  • Lenton-Brym, A.P., Uy, D.A., Monson, C.M., & Antony, M.M. (2020, November 19-22). The relationship between self-disclosure and intimate relationship satisfaction among individuals with social anxiety disorder and healthy controls [Poster presentation], Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 54th Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, United States.
  • Uy, D. A., Lenton-Brym, A. P., Rowa, K., McCabe, R., & Antony, M. M. (2020, November 19-22). Resilience-promoting factors and psychological distress in an anxiety treatment seeking sample [Poster presentation], Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies 54th Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, United States.
  • Lenton-Brym, A.P., Monson, C.M., & Antony, M.M. (2020, May 21-23). Paths to conflict in intimate relationships of individuals with social anxiety disorder and healthy controls. In R.J. Ferguson & A.J. Ouimet (Chairs), It’s not just me: Exploring interpersonal processes in anxiety disorders and how cognitive behaviour therapy can adapt [Symposium], Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Annual General Meeting, Halifax, NS, Canada. (Conference canceled)
  • Lenton-Brym, A.P., Monson, C.M., & Antony, M.M. (2019, November 21-24). Responses to intimate partner rejection among individuals with social anxiety disorder and health controls [Poster presentation], Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 53rd Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA, United States.
  • Moscovitch, D.A., Vidovic, V., Lenton-Brym, A., Dupasquier, J., Barber, K., Hudd, T., Zabara, N., Romani, M. (2017, November 16-19). Reliving the past in social anxiety disorder: Decoding the mnemonic architecture of imagined and recollected social successes and failures. In D. Moscovitch (Chair), Refining our understanding of cognitive biases in social anxiety: New insights based on diverse methodologies [Symposium], Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 51st Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, United States.
  • Lenton-Brym, A. P., Stewart, K.E., Coyne, A.E., Westra, H.A., Constantino, M.J., Antony, M.M. (2017, November 16-19). Assessing the role of baseline treatment ambivalence in psychotherapy for individuals with generalized anxiety disorder [Poster presentation], Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 51st Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, United States.
  • Stewart, K.E., Lenton-Brym, A.P., Westra, H.A., Constantino, M.J., Antony, M.M. (2017, November 16-19). Treatment ambivalence and change motivation as predictors of worry and symptom severity outcomes in psychotherapy for generalized anxiety disorder [Poster presentation], Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 51st Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, United States.
  • Hudd, T., Vidovic, V., Lenton-Brym, A., Finch, K., Parker, V., Dupasquier, J., Nightingale, B., Barber, K., Moscovitch, D.A. (2017, June 8-10). The nature and impact of negative autobiographical memory retrieval in social anxiety disorder [Poster presentation], Canadian Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Moscovitch, D.A., Vidovic, V., Lenton-Brym, A., Dupasquier, J., Barber, K., Hudd, T., Zabara, N., Romano, M. (2017, May 18-19). Autobiographical memories of social failures and successes in social anxiety disorder: Toward an understanding of biases in mnemonic content, appraisal, and specificity. In K. Rowa & D. Moscovitch (Chairs), Beyond cognitive distortions: Advancing CBT models with new insights from basic research on memory, emotion, and the self [Symposium], Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy Annual Meeting, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  • Lenton-Brym, A., Nilsen, L., Friedman, O., Vidovic, V., Zabara, N., Moscovitch, D.A. (2016, October 27-30). I can do it, I just don’t like it: Theory of mind performance in high socially anxious individuals [Poster presentation], Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, New York, NY, United States.
  • Zabara, N., Lenton-Brym, A., Vidovic, V., Moscovitch, D.A. (2016, October 20-22). Safety behaviour subtypes and their perceived utility in social anxiety [Poster presentation], Ontario Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Vidovic, V., Barber, K.C., Dupasquier, J.R., Lenton-Brym, A., Parker, V., Collaton, J.M., Zabara, N., Moscovitch, D.A. (2016, June 9-11). 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 presentation], Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • Vidovic, V., Lenton-Brym, A., Zabara, N., Finch, K., Dupasquier, J.R., Barber, K.C., Moscovitch, D.A. (2016, May 5-7). Phenomenology and Significance of Mental Imagery in Social Anxiety Disorder: A Study of the Waterloo Images and Memories Interview [Poster presentation], Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Annual Meeting, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
  • Lenton-Brym, A., Hsu, K., Forgeard, M., Beard, C., Joyce, C., Udupa, N., Chung, J., Björgvinsson, T. (2015, November 12-15). Mindfulness skill acquisition is associated with reduced perseverative thinking, depression, and anxiety during treatment [Poster presentation], Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Lenton-Brym, A., Rosenbaum, S., & Sheldon, S. (2015, June 5-7). Event generation following medial temporal lobe damage: Using unbiased ratings to assess the quality of remembered events [Poster presentation], Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science Annual Meeting, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  • Kwan, D., Kawakami, K., Vangjeli, A., Lenton-Brym, A., & Rosenbaum, R.S. (2015, February 26-28). Narrowed future time perspective does not keep older adults from traversing psychological distances [Poster presentation], Subjective Time and Mental Time Travel Preconference of the Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Meeting, Long Beach, CA., United States.