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danielle.uy@ryerson.ca

Degree in Progress

PhD Clinical Psychology

Degrees

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

Research Interests

Danielle is broadly interested in perfectionism and its impact on behavioural functioning. Her MA thesis explored the relationship between multidimensional perfectionism and social comparisons using a combination of questionnaires and diary methods. For her dissertation, Danielle plans to study the construct of problematic online gaming and seeing the role perfectionism and anxiety plays within that phenomenon.

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 Sunnybrook’s Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorder Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital’s Psychology Training Clinic. She is interested in building on her previous clinical experiences by learning other modalities of treatment including dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. 

Research Support

Danielle’s graduate training has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program.

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

  • 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.