About Dr. Covin

I am a clinical psychologist in Ottawa, Ontario (Turning Corners Psychological Services). I have worked in various hospitals and practices across Canada, and although I have a background in psychology research, I am primarily involved in clinical practice at the present time.  I enjoy keeping up with new developments in the field, and this blog allows me the opportunity to present research findings, discuss current issues, and advocate for the profession. I am also the author of The Need to be Liked, a book about...well, you could probably guess by the title. I also tend to publish a few things over at the Huffington Post.

I also have a professional website - ottawapsychservices.ca

The following are some of my professional publications:

Covin, R., Dozois, D.J.A., Seeds, P.M., & Ogniewicz, A. (in press). Measuring Cognitive Errors: Initial Development of the Cognitive Distortions Scale (CDS). International Journal of Cognitive Therapy.

Ouimet, A.J., Covin, R., & Dozois, D.J.A. (in press). Generalized Anxiety Disorder. In P. Sturmey & M. Hersen (Eds.). Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Psychology (Volume II: Adult Disorders). USA: Wiley.

Dozois, D. J. A., Frewen, P. A., & Covin, R. (2010). Anxiety disorders. In D. J. A. Dozois & P. Firestone, (Eds.). Abnormal psychology: Perspectives (4th ed., 90-119). Toronto, Ontario: Pearson.

Covin, R., Ouimet, A.J., Seeds, P.M., & Dozois, D.J.A. (2008). A meta-analysis of CBT for pathological worry among clients with GAD. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22, 108-116.

Covin, R. & Dozois, D.J.A, & Westra, H. (2008). An evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Consequences of Worry Scale. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32, 133-142.

Covin, R., Dozois, D. J. A., Ouimet, A. J., & Seeds, P. M. (2007). Don’t worry! CBT is an effective treatment for GAD: So now what? Advances in Cognitive Therapy, 9 (2/3), 5.

Dozois, D.J.A., Frewen, P.A., & Covin, R. (2006). Anxiety disorders. In P. Firestone & D.J.A Dozois (Eds.). Abnormal Psychology (2nd Ed.). Toronto: Prentice-Hall.

Dozois, D.J.A., Frewen, P.A., & Covin, R. (2006). Cognitive theories. In In M. Hersen & J.C. Thomas (Series Eds.), J.C. Thomas & D.L. Segal (Vol. Eds.), Comprehensive handbook of personality and psychopathology: Volume 1. Personality and everyday functioning (pp. 173-191). New York: Wiley.

Dozois, D.J.A., & Covin, R. (2003). The Beck Depression Inventory-II, the Beck Hopelessness Scale, and the Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation. In M. Hersen (Series Ed.), D. L. Segal & M. Hilsenroth (Vol Eds.), Comprehensive handbook of psychological assessment: olume 2. Personality assessment and psychopathology (Chapter 5). New York: J. Wiley & Sons.

Dozois, D.J.A., Covin, R., Brinker, J.K. (2003). Normative date for cognitive measures of depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71, 71-80.

Covin, R., Donovan, L., & MacIntyre, P.D. (2003). The relationship between self-esteem and performance when information regarding others' performance is available. Journal of Social Psychology, 143(4), 541-544.