Kirstyn-Krause

416-979-5000 ext. 2184
kirstyn.krause@psych.ryerson.ca

Degree in Progress

PhD Clinical Psychology

Degrees

2016 MA Psychology, Ryerson University
2013 BA (Honours) Psychology, Glendon College, York University

Research Interests

Kirstyn’s research interests are in anxiety, perfectionism, and the mechanisms underlying exposure-based practice. Her doctoral dissertation is investigating the influence of cognitive restructuring on expectancy violation of feared outcomes in exposure. Her Master’s thesis examined the extent to which individuals with clinical perfectionism become dissatisfied with success, reappraise goals as insufficient, and raise the bar following success. Other projects have included the measurement of storm phobia.

Clinical Interests

Kirstyn has experience in the assessment and treatment of a variety of psychological disorders including anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, and eating disorders. She has used a variety of treatment approaches, including cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and dialectical behavioural skills. She also has some knowledge of emotion-focused therapy. In the past, Kirstyn completed practicum placements at the Adult Mental Health and Addictions program at Humber River Hospital, Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph’s Heathcare Hamilton, and the Family Health Team at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She is continuing her clinical training at a private practice as an MA-level clinical associate.

Research Support

2016 to 2019 – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Research Award – Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS-D CIHR)
2015 – Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
2014 – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) – Master’s Award

Publications

  • Krause, K. L., Stewart, K. E., Cassin, S. E., & Antony, M. M. (in press). Clinical perfectionism, dissatisfaction with standards, and raising the bar: Validation of the Response to Goal Achievement Scale. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy.
  • Krause, K. L., & Antony, M. M. (2018). Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. In S. Hofmann (Ed.), Clinical psychology: A global perspective. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Krause, K. L.,& MacDonald, E. M., Goodwill, A. M., Vorstenbosch, V., & Antony, M. M. (2017). Assessing safety behaviors in fear of storms: Validation of the Storm-Related Safety Behavior Scale. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 40, 139-148.
  • Wilson, G. A., Krause, K. L., & Antony, M. M. (2015). Anxiety, panic, and phobias. In H. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of mental health (pp. 74-80). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.
  • Krause, K. L., & Lalonde, R. N. (2014). The effect of interlocutor status on second language anxiety and communicative competence. Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity, 7, 10-21.

Conference Presentations

  • Krause, K. L., Antony, M. M., & Cassin, S. E. (2016, October). Clinical perfectionism predicts raising the bar: Validation of a new questionnaire. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.
  • Krause, K. L., & Antony, M. M., & Cassin, S. E. (2016, October). Raising the bar in clinical perfectionism. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.
  • Krause, K. L., Ennis, N., & Torsein, A. (2016, May). Interprofessional collaboration in a family health team psychology training clinic: Description of services and case example. Poster presented at the meeting of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, Hamilton, ON.
  • Krause, K. L., & MacDonald, E. M., & Antony, M. M. (2015, November). Investigating storm fears and safety behaviors using virtual reality. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.
  • MacDonald, E. M., Krause, K. L., & Antony, M. M. (2015, November). Investigating the relationship between storm phobia and anxiety sensitivity. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.
  • Krause, K. L., & MacDonald, E. M., & Antony, M. M. (2015, October). Investigating storm fears and safety behaviours using virtual reality. Poster presented at the Ontario Psychological Association’s summit on innovation in psychology, Toronto, ON.
  • Krause, K. L., & Lalonde, R. N. (2013, May). The effect of interlocutor status on second language anxiety and communicative competence. Paper  presented at the Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference,  Toronto, ON.