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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 18, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Dr. Nancy Kocovski

Dr. Nancy Kocovski

Associate Professor, Psychology

Contact Information
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.3519   |  lab (519) 884-0710 ext.2587
Fax: (519) 746-7605
Office Location: N2025 (Science Building)
Office Hours: PS480: Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am; For undergrad advising, By Appointment Only, contact to schedule appointment
Academic Background

BSc (Honours), Psychology, Queen's University

MA, Clinical Psychology, York University

PhD, Clinical Psychology, York University

Clinical Internship, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


Dr. Kocovski's research interests include social anxiety and other anxiety disorders, cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, comorbidity between anxiety and depression, comorbidity between anxiety and substance use disorders, rumination and coping.

Dr. Kocovski recently completed a study comparing two treatments for Social Anxiety Disorder, Mindfulness and Acceptance-based Group Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy.

See for information regarding a new workbook for social anxiety and shyness.

Additional Information

Representative Publications:

Fleming, J.E., & Kocovski, N.L. (2013). The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety and Shyness. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Gaydukevych, D., & Kocovski, N.L. (2012). Effect of self-focused attention on post-event processing in social anxiety. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50, 47-55.

Kocovski, N.L., MacKenzie, M.B., & Rector, N.A. (2011). Rumination and distraction periods immediately following a speech task: Effect on post-event processing in social anxiety. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 40, 45-56.

MacKenzie, M.B., & Kocovski, N.L. (2010). Self-reported acceptance of social anxiety symptoms: Development and validation of the social anxiety - acceptance and action questionnaire. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 6, 214-232.

Battista, S.R., & Kocovski, N.L. (2010). Exploring the effect of alcohol on post-event processing specific to a social event. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 39, 1-10.

Kocovski, N.L., Fleming, J., & Rector, N.A. (2009). Mindfulness and acceptance-based group therapy for social anxiety disorder: An open trial. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 16, 276-289.

Kocovski, N.L., & Rector, N.A. (2008). Post-event processing in social anxiety disorder: Idiosyncratic priming during the course of CBT. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32, 23-36.

Rector, N.A., Kocovski, N.L., & Ryder, A.G. (2006). Social anxiety and the fear of causing discomfort to others. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 30, 279-296.

Kocovski, N.L., Endler, N.S., Rector, N.A., & Flett, G.L. (2005). Ruminative coping and post-event processing in social anxiety. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 43, 971-984.