Associate Professor

Judith Laposa

Neurosciences and Clinical Translation
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
100 Stokes St, 4219, Toronto, Ontario Canada M6J 1H4
Appointment Status

Dr. Judith Laposa completed her Ph.D. at UBC, did her resident year at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and then completed a post doctoral fellowship at CAMH/U of T. Dr. Laposa is a psychologist in the Mood and Anxiety Service at CAMH. She is a Clinician Scientist at CAMH in the Clinical Research, Research Program, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She is CACBT-ACTCC-Certified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. In addition to working with clients, Dr. Laposa mentors students and professionals from a variety of disciplines in the administration of cognitive behavioural therapy. She received the CAMH Excellence in Psychology Education award in 2013, 2016 and 2017, the Ontario Psychological Association Dr. Harvey Brooker Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in 2018,  and the University of Toronto Psychotherapy Award for Academic Excellence in 2019. She is the CAMH site lead for Training and Supervision, for the provincial Increasing Access to Structured Psychotherapy initiative. Dr. Laposa is part of the expert committee working with Health Quality Ontario to develop the provincial guidelines for the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder. 


Research Synopsis


Dr. Laposa’s research interests focus on the measurement and evaluation of cognitive models of anxiety disorders and OCD, and mechanisms in treatment response to cognitive behaviour therapy, with particular interests in posttraumatic stress disorder, social phobia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.