Social Anxiety and Perfectionism: Clinical Tools to Let Go of Unrealistic Standards and Build Real Connections

Martin M. Antony, PhD, ABPP, is a clinical psychologist, professor in the department of psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University, and provincial clinical and training lead for the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program. He received his PhD in psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Previously, he was founding director of both the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic and the Psychology Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a past president of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Antony has published 33 books and over 300 scientific articles and chapters in areas related to cognitive behavior therapy and anxiety-related disorders. He has given more than 425 presentations to audiences across four continents, and has been interviewed, featured, or quoted more than 450 times in various print, radio, television, and online media outlets, including The Atlantic, BBC, CBC, Chatelaine magazine, CNN, CTV, Globe and Mail, National Geographic, National Post, The New York Times, O (The Oprah Magazine), Prevention Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Scientific American Mind, Time, Toronto Star, USA Today, The Washington Post, WebMD, and many others.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Martin Antony has employment relationships with Toronto Metropolitan University, Ontario Health, McMaster University, and University of Toronto. He is a national speaker and receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Antony receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Martin Antony is a fellow with the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Association for Psychological Science, and the Canadian Psychological Association. He serves as a scientific committee member of Anxiety Canada. Dr. Antony is a member of Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the International Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.