Martin M. Antony is Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto. He is also Director of Research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, and a past president of the Canadian Psychological Association. Dr. Antony also holds part time or adjunct faculty appointments at McMaster University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Waterloo, and was the founding director of both the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre and the Psychology Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton.
Dr. Antony received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 1994, and completed his internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is internationally known for his books and research in the areas of anxiety disorders, perfectionism, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and assessment of psychological disorders. He has published 28 books, including a variety of evidence-based self-help manuals (e.g., Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook, 2nd ed.; When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough, 2nd ed.; The Anti-Anxiety Workbook), and Treatment Planning for Psychological Disorders, 2nd ed.), research texts (e.g., Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Oxford Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders), and an Abnormal Psychology textbook. In addition to these books, Dr. Antony has published more than 175 scientific articles and book chapters in the areas of cognitive behavior therapy, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobia, perfectionism, and related topics. He has also held more than $2 million in research funding from a variety of national and international agencies.
Dr. Antony has received career awards from the Society of Clinical Psychology (American Psychological Association), the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and is a Fellow of the American and Canadian Psychological Associations. He has also served on the Boards of Directors for the Society of Clinical Psychology and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and as Program Chair for past conventions of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. In 1999, Dr. Antony served as an advisor to the DSM-IV Text Revision Work Group for Anxiety Disorders.
Dr. Antony trains and supervises numerous students in psychology, psychiatry, and other disciplines. He has given more than 200 workshops and presentations to professionals from across North America, Europe, and Australia. He has also been interviewed or quoted by ABC News, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Fitness Magazine, National Geographic Channel, O (Oprah) Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, Shape Magazine, Washington Post, Women’s Health, Women’s World, Reader’s Digest, Vitality Magazine, and many other print, radio, and television outlets.