Email

danielle.uy@ryerson.ca

Degree in Progress

PhD Clinical Psychology

Degrees

2020 MA Psychology, Toronto Metropolitan University
2017 BSc (Honours) Psychology, University of Toronto

Research Interests

Danielle is broadly interested in psychological predictors of human behaviour in adult populations. For her dissertation, she will be examining problematic gaming and its relationship with real-world engagement and perfectionism. For her master’s thesis, Danielle explored the relationship between multidimensional perfectionism and social comparisons using a combination of questionnaire and ecological momentary assessment methods.

Clinical Interests

Danielle’s training is strongly rooted in the principles of cognitive-behavioural therapy. She has experience in the assessment and treatment of a range of psychological disorders, including mood-, anxiety-, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. She has also worked with severe clinical populations (primarily individuals with severe and/or treatment-resistant OCD) who present with comorbidities such as trauma and personality disorders. Danielle completed her practica at B&C Health Canada, Sunnybrook’s Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorder Centre, and St. Michael’s Hospital.

Danielle is interested in advancing her clinical training by gaining experience in the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders like insomnia, trauma, and addiction. She also hopes to expand her current skillset by learning other treatment modalities such as dialectical behaviour therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.  

Research Support

Danielle’s MA and PhD training have been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program, and the Toronto Metropolitan University Graduate Scholarship.

Publications

  • Rashid, T., Louden, R., Wright, L., Chu, R., Maharaj, A., Hakim, I., Uy, D., & Kidd, B. (2017). Flourish: A strengths-based approach to building student resilience. In C. Proctor (Ed.), Positive psychology interventions in practice (pp. 29-45). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51787-2_3
  • Chung, J. K., Nakajima, S., Plitman, E., Iwata, Y. Uy, D., Gerretsen, P., Caravaggio, G., Mallar, C.M., & Graff-Guerrero, A. (2016). B-amyloid burden is not associated with cognitive impairment in schizophrenia: A systematic review. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24 (10), 923-939. doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2016.03.013

Conference Presentations

  • Provost-Walker, O., Uy, D. A., Tsekova, V., Cassin, S., Counsell, A., & Antony, M. M. (2022, November 17-20). Examining the role of reassurance seeking in body dysmorphic disorder [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 56th Annual Convention, New York City, NY, United States.
  • Uy, D. A., Provost-Walker, O., Tsekova, V., Want, S., & Antony, M. M. (2021, November 18-21). The role of social comparisons in the relationship between multidimensional perfectionism and social anxiety: An indirect effects model [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 55th Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, United States.
  • Uy, D. A., Halbreiner, A. M., Farvolden, P., & Antony, M. M. (2021, November 18-21). Effectiveness of online cognitive-behavioral treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 55th Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, 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. 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., McCabe-Bennett, H., Girard, T., Lachman, R., & Antony, M.M. (2019, November). Virtual reality: A new approach to studying hoarding disorder [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Atlanta, GA, United States.
  • Uy, D.A., Rashid, T., Sinyor, M. (2019, May). Self-reported vs. clinician-recognized suicidal ideation in a postsecondary setting: Implications for suicide risk assessment [Poster presentation]. Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, Montreal, QC, Canada.
  • Rashid, T., Uy, D., Sinyor, M. (2018, November). Searching for hope from minds steeped in hopelessness: What predicts, prevents and heals suicidal minds [Presentation]. Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Rashid, T., Cooper, A., Uy, D., Maharaj, A., & Dhillon, S. (2017, October). Campus mental health policy & planning: Insights from five-years of longitudinal, outcome-based data [Presentation]. Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Plitman, E., De La Fuente-Sandoval, C., Leon-Ortiz, P., Reyes-Madrigal, F., Gomez-Cruz, G., Nakajima, S., Gerretsen, P. M., Mallar, C. M., Chung, J. K., Caravaggio, F., Iwata, Y., Uy, D., Remington, G., & Graff-Guerrero, A. (2015, March). Increased myo-inositol and choline levels within the associative striatum of antipsychotic-naïve patients with first-episode psychosis [Poster presentation]. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Colorado Springs, CO, United States.