Dr. Allison Ouimet


Dr. Allison Ouimet
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Concordia University, 2014
M.Sc., Clinical Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, 2007
B.A., Psychology (Honours), Concordia University, 2004

Room: Vanier Hall, 4088
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 4806
Work E-mail: allison.ouimet@uOttawa.ca

Allison J. Ouimet


Dr. Ouimet is an  Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology Program, part of the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She is also a licensed Clinical Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

She joined uOttawa in 2014, after completing her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University, which included a pre-doctoral residency in the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre (ATRC) and Borderline Personality Disorder Service (DBT Program) at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. She completed her M.Sc. at the University of Western Ontario and her B.A. at Concordia University. 

Dr. Ouimet is the director of the CADRe Lab, and her research investigates how different types of cognition impact the development, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety disorders. More recently, she has been focusing on the role of emotion regulation in social anxiety. In particular, she wants to understand how diverse beliefs about emotions interact to determine what strategies people choose to manage specific emotion states (e.g., anxiety, anger, shame), how people monitor and switch strategies, and what the outcome of those strategies are in social situations. She prioritizes Open Science and inclusive science methods. 

Dr. Ouimet is the former Editor-in-Chief for Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, and is on the Editorial Board at Journal of Experimental Psychopathology and the Associate Editorial Board of Behaviour Research and Therapy. She is the 2018 laureate of the Canadian Psychological Association’s President’s New Researcher Award, has presented her research at several national and international conferences, and published in a variety of scientific journals.

Dr. Ouimet teaches graduate and undergraduate courses related to psychopathology, CBT, cognition, and emotion in English and French. She also supervises doctoral students and pre-doctoral interns in the provision of psychological services at uOttawa’s Centre for Psychological Services and Research. She has a small private practice where she provides assessment, psychotherapy, and small-group workshops related to managing anxiety (currently remote due to the pandemic).

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