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Dr. Irena Milosevic is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and a Psychologist at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Concordia University and completed a pre-doctoral residency at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Dr. Milosevic is actively involved in clinical service, research, and teaching. She has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications and invited book chapters, and is the co-editor of a volume on specific phobias. She has presented her work at numerous national and international conferences.

Featured Publications

Milosevic, I., Chudzik, S. M., Boyd, S., & McCabe, R. E. (in press). Evaluation of an integrated group cognitive-behavioral treatment for comorbid mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders: A pilot study. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

Milosevic, I., Levy, H. C., Alcolado, G. M., & Radomsky, A. S. (2015). The Treatment Acceptability/Adherence Scale: Moving beyond the assessment of treatment effectiveness. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 44, 456-469.

Milosevic, I., & McCabe, R. E. (Eds.) (2015). Phobias: The psychology of irrational fear. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood.

Shams, G., Janani, L., Milosevic, I., & Foroughi, E. (2015). Disgust emotion and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in an Iranian clinical sample. Psychology, 6, 1721-1731.

Shams, G., & Milosevic, I. (2015). A comparative study of obsessive beliefs in obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder patients and a normal group. Acta Medica Iranica, 53, 301-310.

Rowa, K., Gifford, S., McCabe, R. E., Milosevic, I., Antony, M. M., & Purdon, C. (2014). Treatment fears in anxiety disorders: Development and validation of the Treatment Ambivalence Questionnaire. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 70, 979-993.

Milosevic, I., & Radomsky, A. S. (2013). Incorporating the judicious use of safety behaviour into exposure-based treatments for anxiety disorders: A study of treatment acceptability. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 27, 155-174.

Milosevic, I., & Radomsky, A. S. (2013). Keep your eye on the target: Safety behavior promotes lower levels of targeted maladaptive beliefs following a behavioral experiment. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 557-571.

Milosevic, I., & Radomsky, A. S. (2008). Safety behaviour does not necessarily interfere with exposure therapy. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 1111-1118.


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Concordia University, 2011
  • Pre-Doctoral Residency in Clinical Psychology, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, 2011
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Concordia University, 2006
  • Hon. B.Sc., Psychology, University of Toronto, 2003

Research Areas

  • Factors related to the development and maintenance of anxiety and related disorders
  • Treatment outcomes and mechanisms in cognitive-behavioural interventions for anxiety and related disorders 

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