Graduate Students

Ariel Ko
Ph.D. Student
Ariel’s research interest is on developmental psychopathology, with a special focus on the development of perfectionism in children and adolescents, and developing treatment strategies for perfectionism in youth.

Martin Smith
Ph.D. Student
Dr. Martin M. Smith obtained a PhD in Personality Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and is an associate editor of Personality and Individual Difference. From February 2018 to April 2020, Martin was employed as a permanent lecturer in the School of Science, Technology, and Health at York St John University, UK. He has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles and received over $200,000 in research grants. Martin’s current program of of research focuses on risk factors, such as perfectionism, that limit the success of psychotherapy.

Sabrina Ge

Ph.D. Student
Sabrina’s research interests include the impact of patients’ and therapists’ perfectionism and personality characteristics on psychotherapy processes and outcome.

Anna Kristen
Ph.D. Student
Anna’s research interests focus on the development and treatment of transdiagnostic vulnerabilities known to underlie adolescent psychopathology, including attachment insecurity and perfectionism. Anna’s research is grounded in attachment-based and relational psychodynamic frameworks.