Concordia University

Adam S Radomsky, PhD

Professor, Psychology
Core Member, Centre for Clinical Research in Health (CCRH)

Concordia University Research Chair in Anxiety and Related Disorders

Office: L-PY 101-4 
Psychology Building,
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2202
Website(s): The Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Laboratory Website
CCRH Website


PhD (University of British Columbia)

Research interests

I am a Professor of Psychology at Concordia University and Co-Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.

I joined Concordia in 2001 after the completion of my Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of British Columbia and a fellowship at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital. I am the Director of the Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Laboratory, and a Core Member of the Centre for Clinical Research in Health (CCRH). My research investigates cognitive, behavioural and emotional aspects of OCD and a number of other anxiety disorders, as well as ways to enhance the effectiveness and acceptability of cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders and related problems.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: Please click on research lab web link for more information.

Awards and Impact

I am a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association (2014) and of the Canadian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT; 2015).  I was the Founding President of CACBT (2010), and have received several institutional, national and international awards for my work. These include the Concordia University Faculty of Arts and Science Mid-Career Award for Distinguished Scholarship (2012), the Canadian Psychological Association's President's New Researcher Award (2007), being named a Beck Institute Scholar (2005-06) and receiving a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award (2004-09). I have published a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to my work on cognition, behaviour and the anxiety disorders, and am a frequent invited speaker at national and international conferences. My research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and has previously been funded by les Fonds de recherche du Québec – santé,  the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). I am also a member of L'Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec, am CACBT-ACTCC Certified in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy and am a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. In my clinical practice, I specialize in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for adult OCD and other anxiety disorders.

Selected publications

Levy, H.C., Senn, J.M., & Radomsky, A.S. (2014). Further support for the acceptability-enhancing roles of safety behavior and a cognitive rationale in cognitive-behavior therapy for anxiety disorders. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 28(4), 303-316. doi:10.1891/0889-8391.28.4.303

Radomsky, A.S., Alcolado, G.M., Abramowitz, J., Alonso, P., Belloch, A., Bouvard, M., Clark, D.A., Coles, M., Doron, G., Fernandez-Alvarez, H., Garcia-Soriano, G., Ghisi, M., Gomez, B., Inozu, M., Moulding, R., Shams, G., Sica, C., Simos, G., & Wong, W. (2014). Part 1. You can run but you can’t hide: Intrusive thoughts on 6 continents. Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, 3(3), 269-279. doi:10.1016/j.jocrd.2013.09.002

Radomsky, A.S., Dugas, M.J., Alcolado, G.M., Lavoie, S.L. (2014). When more is less: Doubt, repetition, memory, metamemory, and compulsive checking in OCD. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 59, 30-39. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2014.05.008

Radomsky, A.S., Rachman, S., Shafran, R., Coughtrey, A.E., & Barber, K.C. (2014). The nature and assessment of mental contamination: A psychometric analysis. Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, 3(2), 181-187. doi:10.1016/j.jocrd.2013.08.003

Radomsky, A.S., Senn, J.M., Lahoud, M., & Gelfand, L.A. (2014). An informational pathway to the development of a contamination-related memory bias. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 45(3), 339-342. doi:10.1016/j.jbtep.2014.02.006

Shafran, R., Radomsky, A.S., Coughtrey, A.E., & Rachman, S. (2013). Advances in the cognitive behavioural treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 42(4), 265-274. doi:10.1080/16506073.2013.773061

Milosevic, I., & Radomsky, A.S. (2013). Keep your eye on the target: Safety behavior reduces targeted threat beliefs following a behavioral experiment. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37(3), 557-571. doi: 10.1007/s10608-012-9483-2

Radomsky, A.S., Shafran, R., Coughtrey, A.E., & Rachman, S. (2010). Cognitive-behavior therapy for compulsive checking in OCD. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17(2), 119-131. doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2009.10.002

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