Zahra Khalesi is a PhD Candidate in McMaster University’s Clinical Psychology program who is clinically supervised by Dr. Randi McCabe. She has experience treating individuals with various anxiety and anxiety related disorders, mood disorders, insomnia, and complex disorders such as psychosis and schizophrenia. She had trained at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic and Women’s Health Concerns clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton as well as the Complex Care and Recovery Service at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH). Zahra has been trained in the provision of multiple interventions focusing on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
During her PhD. Zahra’s research has focused on predictors of outcomes and quality of life among adults with schizophrenia. In particular, Zahra focuses on the influence of individual differences in temperament, such as shyness, on the quality of life of adults with schizophrenia.
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