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Laura Summerfeldt

My general area of research is personality and psychopathology, with a specific focus upon obsessive-compulsive characteristics in nonclinical and clinical populations.
Other research interests include: a) Points of continuity among clinical and subclinical obsessive-compulsive phenomena and adaptive behaviour; b) Models of heterogeneity of obsessive-compulsive disorder; c) Personality dimensions and psychopathology in clinical and nonclinical populations; and, d) Cognitive characteristics of obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders
I received my doctorate in Psychology (Ph.D.) in 1998 from York University, under the supervision of the late Norman S. Endler, Ph.D., and went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, where I continue to hold an appointment as an adjunct Assistant Professor.
In 2000, I began a full-time position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Trent University. A principal area of research, currently funded by a research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), examines basic dimensions that may underlie the many different types of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in both clinical and nonclinical populations, with a focus on perfectionistic "just right" experiences.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist. My clinical activities are located at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton, where I am involved in the assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders.

Affiliations with Programs, Associations, Organizations:

• Assistant Professor (adjunct), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (1999-).
• Certificate of Registration as a Clinical Psychologist (No. 3607); College of Psychologists of Ontario (December, 2000).
• Member: Clinical Behavioural Sciences Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
• Member: Applications of Modeling in the Natural and Social Sciences Program, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario
• Member: Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT)
• Member: AABT Anxiety Disorders Special Interest Group
• Member: Canadian Psychological Association

Courses Taught:

• Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
• Advanced Abnormal Psychology
• Advanced Seminar: Psychopathology

Research Grants

• Summerfeldt, L.J. Examining a Personality Substrate of Decision-Making: Incompleteness. Received March 2003 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
• Richter, M. A., Kennedy, J. L., Summerfeldt, L.J.., Mundo, E., Macciardi, F., Arnold P. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: An Innovative Genetic Study Utilizing Genomic Controls and Endophenotypes. Received March 2003 from the Ontario Mental Health Foundation.
• Antony, M.M., Rowa, K., Summerfeldt, L.J., Purdon, C., & Swinson, R.P. Home-based versus hospital-based cognitive behavioral treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Received June 2002 from the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation.
• Antony, M.M., Rowa, K., Summerfeldt, L.J., Purdon, C., & Swinson, R.P. Home-based versus hospital-based cognitive behavioral treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Received November 2001 from Father Sean O'Sullivan Research Centre, St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
• Summerfeldt, L.J. Capturing "not just right" experiences: Validating the personality construct of incompleteness. Received November 2000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Institutional Grant New Scholar Fund, Trent University.
• Summerfeldt, L.J. Examining the cognitive underpinnings of obsessive-compulsive disorder: Set switching and role of core dimensions. Received July 2000 from Ontario Mental Health Foundation (OMHF).
• Richter, M.A., Kennedy, J.L., Swinson, R.P., Macciardi, F.M., Mundo, E., Antony, M.M., Summerfeldt, L.J. Identifying the genetic basis of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Received January 2000 from Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC).
• Antony, M.M. & Summerfeldt, L.J. Treatment implications of core dimensions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Received October 1998 from Father Sean O’Sullivan Research Centre, St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Peer Reviewed Publications - Contributions to Books

Summerfeldt, L.J., & Endler, N.S. (1998). Coping with chronic pain: Psychological variables, personality, and illness experience and outcome. In J. Bermúdez, B. De Raad, J. deVries, A.M. Pérez-Garcia, A. Sánchez-Elvira, and G.L. van Heck (Eds.), Personality psychology in Europe (Vol. 6, pp. 409-416). Tilburg, Netherlands: Tilburg University Press.

Peer Reviewed Publications – Journal Articles

Summerfeldt, L.J., Kloosterman, P.H., Antony, M.M., Richter, M.A., & Swinson, R.P. (in press). The relationship between miscellaneous symptoms and major symptom factors in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy.
Richter, M.A., Summerfeldt, L.J., Antony, M.M., & Swinson, R.P. (in press). Obsessive-compulsive spectrum conditions in obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders. Depression and Anxiety.
Summerfeldt, L.J., Hood, K.E., Antony, M.M., Richter, M.A., & Swinson, R.P. (in press). Impulsivity in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Comparisons with other anxiety disorders and within tic-related subgroups. Personality and Individual Differences.
McCabe, R.E., Antony, M.M., Liss, A., Summerfeldt, L.J., & Swinson, R.P. (in press). An examination of the relationship between anxiety disorders and self-reported history of teasing or bullying experiences. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Parker, J.D.A., Summerfeldt, L.J., Hogan, M.J., & Majeski, S.A. (in press). Emotional intelligence and academic success: Examining the transition from high school to university. Personality and Individual Differences.
Endler, N.S., Corace, K.M., Summerfeldt, L.J., Johnson, J.M., & Rothbart, P. (2003). Coping with chronic pain. Personality and Individual Differences, 34, 323-346.
Summerfeldt, L.J., Antony, M.M., & Swinson, R.P. (2002). Reply to Bilsbury and others. More on the phenomenology of perfectionism: "Incompleteness" [Letter to the editor]. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 47, 977-978.
Bieling, P.J., Rowa, K., Antony, M.M., Summerfeldt, L.J., & Swinson, R.P. (2001). The structure of the Illness Intrusiveness Rating Scale in anxiety disorders. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 23, 223-230.
Rowa, K., Antony, M.M., Brar, S., Summerfeldt, L.J., & Swinson, R.P. (2000). Treatment histories of patients with three anxiety disorders. Depression and Anxiety, 12, 92-98.
Summerfeldt, L.J., Richter, M.A., Antony, M.M., & Swinson, R.P. (1999). Symptom structure in obsessive-compulsive disorder: A confirmatory factor-analytic study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 37, 297-311.
Summerfeldt, L.J. & Endler, N.S. (1998). Examining the evidence for anxiety-related cognitive biases in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 12, 579-598.
Endler, N.S., Parker, J.D.A. & Summerfeldt, L.J. (1998). Coping with health problems: Developing a reliable and valid multidimensional measure. Psychological Assessment, 10, 195-205. Also appears as York University Department of Psychology Report #204.
Richter, M., Summerfeldt, L.J., Joffe, R.T., & Swinson, R. (1997). The Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychiatry Research, 65, 185-188.
Parker, J.D.A., Bagby, R.M. & Summerfeldt, L.J. (1993). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory. Personality and Individual Differences, 15, 463-466.
Endler, N.S., Parker, J.D.A. & Summerfeldt, L.J. (1993). Coping with Health Problems: Conceptual and Methodological Issues. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences, 25, 384-399.
Also appears in Spanish translation as (1996) Enfermedad y afrontamiento: Aspectos teórico y metodológicos. In D.E. Gómez Fernández & X.L. Saburido Novoa (Eds.), Salud y prevención: Neuvas aportaciones desde la evaluación psicológica (pp. 36-52). Madrid, Spain: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.

Publications not Peer Reviewed - Book Chapters

Summerfeldt, L.J. & Antony, M.M. (2002). Structured and semi-structured interviews. In M.M. Antony & D. M. Barlow (Eds). Handbook of assessment and treatment planning for psychological disorders (pp. 3-37). Toronto: Guilford.
Summerfeldt, L.J., (2001). Overview and assessment of OCD. In M.M. Antony., S.M. Orsillo, & L. Roemer, (Eds.). Practitioner's guide to empirically-based measures of anxiety (pp. 211-217). New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.
Summerfeldt, L.J., Huta, V.M., & Swinson, R.P. (1998). Personality and obsessive-compulsive disorder. In R. Swinson, M. Antony, S. Rachman, & M. Richter (Eds.), Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Theory, research and treatment (pp. 79-119). New York: Guilford Press.
Summerfeldt, L.J., & Endler, N.S. (1996). Coping with emotion and psychopathology. In M. Zeidner and N.S. Endler (Eds.), Handbook of coping: Theory, research, application (pp. 602-639). New York: Wiley.
Endler, N.S. & Summerfeldt, L.J. (1995). Intelligence, personality, and psychopathology. In D.H. Saklofske and M. Zeidner (Eds.), International handbook of personality and intelligence (pp. 249 -284). New York: Plenum.

Publications not Peer Reviewed - Internet Publications

Summerfeldt, L.J. & Antony, M.M. (2002). Obsessive-compulsive disorder. From McMaster University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences PsychDirect Web site.

Publications not Peer Reviewed - Conference Proceedings

Summerfeldt, L.J. (2003). Modelos cognitivo-conductuales de los trastornos del espectro obsesivo-compulsivo. [Cognitive-behavioural models for the obsessive-compulsive spectrum]. In Sánchez Plannell, L., Vallejo Ruibola, J., Menchón Magriná, J.M., & Diez-Quevedo, C. (Eds). Patoligia obsesiva (pp. 111-144). Madrid: Pfizer Neurociencias.

 

 

 

 

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