Mia Skytte OToole

Associate professor

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

May 16: Clinical authorization, The Danish Supervisory Board of Psychological Practice

Jan 15: Ph.D. Psychology: “Emotion regulation in social anxiety disorder” (4-year program) Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University.

Sept 11: MSc Psychology, Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University.

June 07: BA Psychology, Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

Nov 16 → present: Associate professor. Clinical psychology (Teaching obligation 50%). Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University.

Feb 15 → Sept 16: Postdoctoral Fellow. Unit for Psychooncology and Health Psychology, Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University. (Teaching obligation 20%, Maternity leave from Oct 5th ’15 to April 29th ‘16)

Nov 14 → Jan 15: Research Assistant. Center on Autobiographical Memory Research, Aarhus University and Unit for Psychooncology and Health Psychology, Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University.

Sept 09 → Oct 14: Ph.D. student. Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University. (Maternity leave from Nov 28th ’12 to Aug 16th ’13)

Sept 13 → May 14: Visiting Researcher. Regulation of Emotion in Anxiety Disorders Laboratory. Director Dr. Douglas S. Mennin City University of New York, Hunter College, New York, USA.

Sept 08 → Dec 08: Visiting Researcher. Psychophysiology Laboratory. Director Dr. James Gross. Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.

Sept 07 → Aug 08: Research Assistant. Personality and social psychology group. Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University.

Dec 05 → Aug 08: Research Assistant. Clinic for OCD and Anxiety Disorders, Center for Suicide Prevention, and Psychiatric Emergency Room Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov.                

CLINICAL POSITIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

Jan 16 → present: Supervisor. Open trial investigating the efficacy of Emotion Regulation Therapy (ERT) on caregivers of cancer patients. Directed by prof. Doug Mennin and clinical director Allison Applebaum, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA. 

Feb 15 → present: Primary investigator and supervisor. Randomized controlled trial investigating the efficacy of Emotion Regulation Therapy (ERT) on caregivers of cancer patients. Unit for Psychooncology and Health Psychology, Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University.

Mar 15 → Sept 15: Group therapist. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Cool Kids) for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University.

Oct 13 → May 14: Psychology Extern. Open trial investigating the efficacy of Emotion Regulation Therapy (ERT) on individuals with generalized anxiety disorder with and without depression. Primary investigator prof. Doug Mennin and prof. Dave Fresco, Hunter College, New York.

Jan 12 → June 12: Supervisor. Cognitive supervision of counseling nurses. Outpatient Department for Mania and Depression, Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov.                   

Jan 09 → Sept 13 / May 14 → Dec 14: Psychologist. Diagnostic assessment, individual and group therapy. Clinic for OCD and Anxiety Disorders Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov.                

Jan 09 → Feb 10: Psychologist. Diagnostic assessment, individual therapy. Center for Suicide Prevention Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov.               

RESEARCH AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

-          Early career research award. Danish Psychological Association: 25.000 DKK

-          Nominated by The Danish Association for Psychologists as Denmark’s candidate for the Comenius Early Career Award Dec 16. European Federation of Psychologist’s Association (EFPA)

-          Ph.D. award. May 15. AUFF (Aarhus University Research Foundation): 50.000 DKK

RESEARCH FUNDING

2017: Psychological treatment for fear of cancer recurrence – a randomized controlled trial.
Primary investigator: Bobby Zachariae.
Role: Grant proposal co-author and collaborator.
The Danish Cancer Society: 1.500.000 DKK

2016: Development of information material to patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.
Primary investigator: MSc Psychology, Mai Mikkelsen.
Role: Grant proposal co-author and PhD co-advisor.                                         
TrygFonden: 602.200 DKK

2016: Postdoc-project: ”Mental and physical health of caregivers of cancer patients: A randomized controlled trial of Emotion Regulation Therapy”.
Role: Primary investigator.
The Danish Cancer Society: 770.000 DKK

2015: “A prospective study investigating autobiographical thinking style and mental health and well-being following childbirth”.
Primary investigator: Associate Professor Lynn Watson
Role: Consultant                                                     
AUFF: 38.590 DKK

2015: “Development of emotion regulation during life transitions”.
Primary investigator: Associate professor Mimi Mehlsen.
Role: Grant proposal co-author and member of steering committee                                       
FKK (The Danish Council of Independent Research): 5.793.408 DKK

2015: Postdoc-project: ”Mental and physical health of caregivers of cancer patients: A randomized controlled trial of Emotion Regulation Therapy”.
Role: Primary investigator.                                 
The Danish Cancer Society: 650.000 DKK

2013: Stay as visiting researcher at Hunter College, New York, 2013/2014.
Role: Visiting Researcher
Danmark-Amerika Fondet via Knud Højgaards Fond (100.000 DKK) and Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University (35.000 DKK).

TEACHING

Overview of teaching activities (Updated June 26th ’17)

Type

Subject

Level (ECTS)

Seminars, workshops, courses

Research methods

Clinical seminars

Clinical interventions

Theory-practice

SPSS / research methods

Workshop for coming master thesis student

Introduction to multilevel modelling

MSc (5)

MSc (15)

MSc (5)

MSc (5)

BA (10)

MSc

 PhD (2)

Lecture

Clinical Psychology

Psychiatry (coordinator)

MSc (15)

BA (5)

Supervision

Master Thesis

Co-supervisor

Main supervisor

MSc (30)

PhD

PhD

PHD: ADVISING AND EXAMINATION

PhD advisor: MSc Nina Tauber Møller: Targeting emotion regulation in a randomized controlled trial of a psychological intervention for fear of cancer recurrence in cancer survivors. Aarhus University, 2017-2019.

PhD co-advisor: MSc Mai Bjørn Mikkelsen: Treatment development for patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Aarhus University, 2017-2019.

Examination committee (2017): MA and Graduate student Megan E. Renna. Health Psychology & Clinical Science Training Area Second doctoral examination submitted to the Graduate Faculty in Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy The Graduate Center, City University of New York: “The association between anxiety disorders and inflammation: A systematic review and meta-analysis“

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

Dec ’17: International conference “FEAR: Brain, Behaviour, Society”, Aarhus, Denmark. Member of organizing committee. Conference held by Aarhus Institute of Advances Studies.

COURSES TAKEN

Teaching and educational courses

-          Teacher Training Program for assistant professors and post.docs  (2016)

-          Teacher Training for group instructors (2009)

Stastistics and research methods

-          Introduction to Bayesian statistics by Roy Levy, online (2016)

-          Summer school. Multilevel models and structural equation models in STATA. Metrica, Stockholm, Sweden (2015)

-          Academic writing. Psykologisk Institut, Aarhus Universitet (2012)

-          Mutilevel modeling. Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University (2011)

-          Quantitative research methods. Institute for Social Sciences, Aarhus University (2011)

-          Meta-analyses and systematic reviews. Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University (2010)

-          Advanced research methods. Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University (2010)

Clinical courses: Therapy and diagnostics

-          Emotion focused therapy level 1b: Institute for Emotion focused therapy, Copenhagen (2016)

-          Emotion focused therapy level 1a: Institute for Emotion focused therapy, Copenhagen (2015)

-          Phlebotomy certification, Aarhus University Hospital (2015)

-          Clinical Perspectives on autobiographical memory. of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University (2011/2012)

-          Psychopharmacology, PsykiatriFonden (2012)

-          The therapeutic alliance, Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov (2011)

-          Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry. Institute for Health Sciences, Aarhus University (2010)

-          Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Disorders-I. Center for Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University (2010)

EDITORIAL AND REVIEWER EXPERIENCE

-          Associate Editor, Anxiety, Stress & Coping (March, 2017 →)

-          Ad hoc reviewer (since 2012): Psychiatry Research, Journal of Affective Disorders, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, European Psychiatry, Clinical Psychological Science, Current Directions in Psychological Science, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Cognitive Therapy and Research, Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, Stress & Health, Global Journal of Health Science, Psyke & Logos, Psycho-Oncology, Cognition and Emotion, PLOS ONE.

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENTAL, AND UNION SERVICE

-          Statistical consultant (2015→)

-          Local work council member (LSU) (2012 → 2013)

-          University Section in Danish Union for Psychologists (2010 → 2012)

-          PhD representative (Sept 11 – June 12)

MEDIA AND ONLINE APPEARANCE

-          Interview for radio program (‘Supertankeren’), Dr P1 (June, 2017)

-          Video interview on “Creating a better point of departure for in-class discussions”. Produced by Center for Teaching and Learning, Aarhus University (CUL). Available at CUL’s homepage.

-          Documentary series on anxiety and its treatment, Kanal 4, (January, 2017)

-          Interview for radio news and web article, P4 Copenhagen (June, 2016)

-          Interview for newspaper article, Weekendavisen: On the rise in anxiety disorders (March, 2016)

-          Book review, Danish Psychology Association: Expressive Writing: Words that heal by Pennekaber & Evans. (Danish: ”Skriv dit liv”) (August, 2015)

-          Interview for newspaper article, Politiken: ”Angst: Når frygten for det ufarlige tager over” (June, 2015)

-          Interview for newspaper article, Politiken: ”Angst står ofte i skyggen af depression” (June, 2015)

-          Interview for web article, The Danish Cancer Society: ”Nyt værktøj til at styre bekymringer” Knaekcancer.tv2.dk (December, 2014)

-          Interview for web article Videnskab.dk: ”Børn fra trænge kår styrer følelserne dårligere som voksne” (November, 2013)

INVITED TALKS AND COURSES

-          Course on working with emotion in cancer patients (1 day, November 2017) arranged by the Danish Cancer Society.

-          Talk on continuous assessment. Inspiration Day, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Aarhus University. (November, 2017)

-          Course on emotion focused therapeutic methods (2 days in October 2017) arranged by the association for Psychology Students at Aarhus University (FAPIA).

-          Lecture: Stress and worry in cancer screening (March, 2017) arranged by Department for Public Health (afd. for folkeundersøgelser).

-          Course on emotion regulation and emotion regulation in therapy (1 day, November 2016) arranged by the Children and Adolescent Psychiatric Team, Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov.

-          Course on emotion focused therapeutic methods (2 days in September 2016) arranged by the association for Psychology Students at Aarhus University (FAPIA).

-          Talk on student engagement; experiences from own teaching. Inspiration Day, Aarhus University. (September, 2016)

-          Talk on emotion regulation and emotion regulation therapy: Children and Adolescent Psychiatric Team, Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov (August, 2016)

-          Guest lecture, Copenhagen University: ”Emotion regulation and psychotherapy” (October, 2015)

-          Talk on blended learning: Effective Feedback Inspiration Day, Aarhus University (October, 2015)

-          Talk on being a caregiver of cancer patients: Annual meeting for volunteers of the Danish Cancer Society, Region Hovedstaden, Lyngby (September, 2015)

-          Talk on emotion regulation and emotion regulation therapy: ‘Psykologfagligt Forum’, Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov (July, 2014)

PUBLICATIONS

(*=peer reviewed, IF=5-year impact factor, NA=Not available)
ORCID: 0000-0002-9155-8426
Published/accepted peer-reviewed book or journal publications: 28
Additional manuscripts under review: 6
Last updated Septemer 28th 2017

Papers

*38) O’Toole, M. S., Poulsen, E. E., Renna, M. E., & Mennin, D. S. (2017). From emotion differentiation to action. Does the literature support our assumptions? Manuscript in preparation.

*37) O’Toole, M. S., & Berntsen, D. (2017). Mental time travel and emotion regulation in first-time pregnant women. Manuscript in preparation.

*36) Gonzales, A. D. P., O’Toole, M. S., & Berntsen, D. (2017). Emotion regulation flexibility in non-dysphoric and dysphoric individuals: An experience sampling study. Manuscript in preparation.

*35) O’Toole, M.S., Bovbjerg, D., Renna, M. E., Lekander, L., Mennin, D. S., & Zachariae, R. (2017). The effect of psychotherapy on inflammatory markers: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Manuscript in preparation.

*34) Mennin, D. S., Fresco, D. M., O’Toole, M. S., Heimberg, R.(2017). Efficacy of Emotion Regulation Therapy for generalized anxiety disorder with and without comorbid depression: Evaluation in a randomized controlled trial. Manuscript in preparation.

*33) Farver-Vestergaard, I., O’Toole, M. S., O’Connor, M., Løkke, A., Bendstrup, E., Dunne, P., Ruggen, K., & Zachariae, R. (2017). The effect of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on psychological and physical outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Manuscript currently being revised for publication in European Respiratory Journal. IF: 8.3

*32) Renna, M. E., O’Toole, M. S., Spaeth, P., & Mennin, D. S. (2017). The association between anxiety disorders and inflammation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Manuscript submitted to Depression and Anxiety. IF: 5.0

*31) O’Toole, M. S., Watson, L., Rosenberg, N. K., & Berntsen, D. (2017). Changes in perceived centrality of anxious events following cognitive behavioral therapy. Submitted to Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. IF: 2.6

*30) O’Toole, M. S., Arendt, M., & Pedersen, C. M. (2017). Testing the efficacy of an app-assisted psychotherapeutic intervention for suicidal patients: A randomized controlled trial. Manuscript submitted to Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. IF: 6.8

*29) Jensen-Johansen, M. B., O’Toole, M. S., Christensen, S., Valdimarsdottir, H., Zakowski, S., Bovbjerg, D. H., Jensen, A. B., Zachariae, R. (2017). Expressive writing intervention and self-reported physical health out-comes – results from a nationwide randomized controlled trial with breast cancer patients. Manuscript submitted to PLOS ONE. IF: 3.5

*28) Rimestad, M. L., Trillingsgaard, T., O'Toole, M. S. & Hougaard, E. (in press). Combining Parent and Teacher Training for Early ADHD: A randomized Study of Effectiveness. Journal of Child and Family Studies. IF: 1.8

*27) Rimestad, M. L., O’Toole, M. S., & Hougaard, E. (in press). Mediators of change in a parent training program for early ADHD difficulties: The role of parental strategies, parental self-efficacy and therapeutic alliance. Journal of Attention Disorders. IF: 3.4

*26) Mikkelsen, M. B.,  Mehlsen, M. Y., & O’Toole, M. S. (in press). Age impacts reactivity to affective Images: Evidence for Variation across Emotion Categories. Experimental Aging Research. IF: 1.3.

*25) O’Toole, M. S., Mennin, D. S., Zachariae, R. (2017). Social anxiety and emotion regulation flexibility: Considering emotion intensity and type as contextual factors. Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 30, 716-724. IF: 2.0

*24) Johannsen, M., O’Connor, M., O’Toole, M. S., Jensen, A. B., & Zachariae, R. (in press). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and persistent pain: Exploring possible mediators - Results from a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Journal of Pain. IF: 3.5

*23) Johannsen, M., O’Toole, M. S., O’Connor, M., Jensen, A. B., & Zachariae, R. (2017). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and persistent pain: Exploring moderators - results from a randomized controlled trial. Acta Oncologica. Advance online publication. IF: 3.2

*22) Frederiksen, Y., O’Toole, M. S. Mehlsen, M., Hauqe, B., Elbaek, H., Zachariae, R., & Ingerslev, H. J. (2017). The effect of expressive writing intervention for infertile couples: A randomized controlled trial study. Human Reproduction, 32, 391-402. IF: 5.0

*21) O’Toole, M. S., Zachariae, R., Renna, M. E., Mennin, D. S., & Applebaum, A. (2017). Cognitive behavioral therapies for informal caregivers of patients with cancer and cancer survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psycho-Oncology, 26, 428-437. IF: 3.1

*20) Johannsen, M., O’Connor, M., O’Toole, M. S., Jensen, A. B., Højris, I., & Zachariae, R. (2016). The efficacy of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on persistent pain in women treated for primary breast cancer – a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 34, 3390-3399.  IF: 24.0

*19) O’Toole, M. S., & Hougaard, E. (2016). Angst og depression: Emotionsregulering i psykoterapi. Tidsskrift for forskning i Sundhed og Sygdom, 13, 17-38. IF: NA

*18) Damholdt, M., Mehlsen, M., Andreasen, R., O’Toole, M. S., Pedersen, A. D., & Zachariae, R. (2016). Web-based cognitive training for breast cancer survivors with cognitive complaints ¬ a randomized controlled trial. Psycho-Oncology, 25, 1293-1300. IF: 3.1

*17) O’Toole, M. S., Watson, L., Rosenberg, N. K., & Berntsen, D. (2016). Negative autobiographical memories in social anxiety disorder: A comparison with panic disorder and healthy controls. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 50, 223-230. IF: 2.5

*16) Zachariae, R., Lyby, M., Ritterband, L., & O’Toole, M. S. (2016). Efficacy of Internet-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia – a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 30, 1-10. IF: 9.0

15) O’Toole, M. S. (2015). Emotionsreguleringsterapi - til personer med generaliseret angst og depression. AngstAvisen, 50. IF: NA

*14) O’Toole, M. S., & Tønnesvang, J. (2015). Kvalificeret selvbestemmelse i klinisk psykologisk arbejde. Psyko & Logos, 36, 171-197. IF: NA

*13) Zachariae, R., & O’Toole, M. S. (2015). The effect of expressive writing intervention on psychological and physical health outcomes in cancer patients – a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psycho-Oncology, 24, 1349-1359. IF: 3.1

*12) Olesen, M. H., Thomsen, D. K., & O’Toole, M. S. (2015). Subjective well-being: Above neuroticism and extraversion, autonomy motivation matters. Personality and Individual Differences, 77, 45-49. IF: 2.0

*11) O’Toole, M. S., Pedersen, A. D., Hougaard, E., & Rosenberg, N. K. (2015). Neuropsychological test performance in social anxiety disorder. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 23, 1-9. IF: 1.4

*10) O’Toole, M. S., Mennin, D. S., Hougaard, E., Zachariae, R., & Rosenberg, N. K. (2015). Cognitive and emotion regulation change processes in cognitive behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 22, 667-676. IF: 1.9

*9) O’Toole, M. S. (2014). Emotion regulation in social anxiety disorder. PhD dissertation. Aarhus: Aarhus University. IF: NA

*8) Fentz, H. N., Arendt, M., O’Toole, M. S., Hoffart, A., & Hougaard, E. (2014). The mediational role of panic self-efficacy in cognitive behavioral therapy for panic disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 60, 23-33. IF: 4.1

*7) O’Toole, M. S., Jensen, M. B., Fentz, H. N., Zachariae, R., & Hougaard, E. (2014). Emotion differentiation and emotion regulation in high and low socially anxious individuals: An experience-sampling study. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38, 428-438. IF: 2.3

*6) O’Toole, M. S., Arendt, M. Hougaard, E. & Rosenberg, N. K. (2014). Cluster A personality pathology in social anxiety disorder: A comparison with panic disorder. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 68, 460-463. IF: 1.4

5) Tønnesvang, J., Nygaard, S. E., Ovesen, M. S., O’Toole, M. S., Hedegaard, N., Hansen, M. M., Voigt Juhl, H., & Ignatius Nielsen, M. (2013). FIP. Forskningsenheden for Integrativ Psykologi: Grundlag og perspektiv. Electronic Publication available from http://psy.au.dk/forskning/forskningsenheder/forskningsenheden-for-integrativ-psykologi/. IF: NA

*4) Fentz, H. N., Hoffart, A., Jensen, M. B., Arendt, M., O’Toole, M. S., Hougaard, E. (2013) Mechanisms of change in cognitive behaviour therapy for panic disorder: The role of panic self-efficacy and catastrophic misinterpretations. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 579-587. IF: 4.1

*3) O’Toole, M. S., Hougaard, E., & Mennin, D. S. (2013). Social anxiety and emotion knowledge: A meta-analysis. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27, 98-108. IF: 3.1

*2) O’Toole, M.S., & Pedersen, A. D. (2011). A systematic review of neuropsychological performance in social anxiety disorder. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 65, 147-161. IF: 1.4

*1) Fentz, H. N, Arendt M., O'Toole, M. S., Rosenberg, N. K, & Hougaard, E. (2011). The role of depression in perceived parenting style among patients with anxiety disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 1095-1101. IF: 3.1

Treatment manuals and material

2) O’Toole, M. S., Mennin, D. S., Fresco, D. M., & Applebaum, A. (2015). Emotion Regulation Therapy for cancer caregivers. Therapist manual and client workbook. [unpublished document].

1) Mennin, D. S., Fresco, D. M. & O’Toole, M. S. (2015). Emotion Regulation Therapy (8 session version). Therapist manual and client workbook. [unpublished document].

Conference contributions

*25) Tauber, N. M., Zachariae, R., O’Toole, M. S. (2017, September). Using experience sampling to assess emotion regulation flexibility as an outcome in a randomized controlled trial of a psychological intervention for fear of cancer recurrence. Poster presented at the the 47th EABCT Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

*24) Elkjaer, E., & O’Toole, M.S. (2017, September). Facilitating approach behavior with emotion regulation:  A pilot study of healthy individuals. Poster presented at the the 47th EABCT Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia. 

*23) Renna, M.E., O’Toole, M.S., Spaeth, P., Mennin, D.S. (2017, April). A meta-analytic investigation of chronic inflammation in anxiety disorders [conference abstract]. Poster presented at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

*22) Renna, M.E., O’Toole, M.S., Spaeth, P.E., Mennin, D.S. (2017, March). Chronic inflammation in anxiety disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis [conference abstract]. Oral presentation given at the American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting, March 2017, Seville, Spain.

*21) Del Palacio-Gonzalez, A., Berntsen, D., & O'Toole, M. S. (2017, March).  Emotion regulation flexibility in dysphoria upon retrieval of everyday memories [conference abstract]. Oral presentation given at the 2nd International Convention of Psychological Science, Vienna, Austria.

*20) Applebaum, A.J., Buda, K.L., O’Toole, M.S., Hoyt, M.A., & Mennin, D.S. (2017, February). Adaptation of Emotion Regulation Therapy for Cancer Caregivers (ERT-C) [conference abstract]. Poster presentated at the 14th Annual Conference of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, Orlando, FL.

*19) Johannsen, M., O’Connor, M., O’Toole, M. S., Jensen, A. B., & Zachariae, R. (2016, October). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and persistent pain: Exploring possible mediators - Results from a randomized controlled trial [conference abstract]. Oral presentation given at the 18th International Society for Psycho-Oncology congress, Dublin, Ireland.

*18) Johannsen, M., O’Toole, M. S., O Connor, M., Jensen, A. B. & Zachariae, B. (2016, September). Personality-related moderators of the effect of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on pain in women treated for breast cancer. [conference abstract]. Oral presentation given at the European Cancer Survivorship and Rehabilitation Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark.

*17) O’Toole, M. S., Watson, L., Rosenberg, N. K., & Berntsen, D. (2016, June). Changes in perceived centrality of anxious events following cognitive behavioral therapy [conference abstract]. Poster presented at the conference “Travelling in time: The construction of past and future events across domains” hosted by CON AMORE, Aarhus, Denmark.

*16) Westphael, G., Damholdt, M.F., Mehlsen, M., O’Toole, M.S., Andreasen, R.K., Pedersen, A.D., & Zachariae, R. (2016, March ). Web-based cognitive training for breast cancer survivors with cognitive complaints – a randomized controlled trial. [conference abstract]. Oral presentation at the 5th Meeting of the International Cognition & Cancer Task Force, Amsterdam, NL.

*15) Mikkelsen, M. B., Mehlsen, M. Y., Lyby, M. S., Westphael, G., & O’Toole, M. S. (2016, March). Stronger association between valence- and arousal ratings of affective pictures with older age: Evidence for variation across emotion categories. [conference abstract]. Poster presented at American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting, March 2016, Denver, CO.

*14) O’Toole, M. S., Zachariae, R., Renna, M. E., Mennin, D. S., & Applebaum, A. (2016, March). Cognitive behavioral therapy for informal caregivers of patients with cancer and cancern survivors: A meta-analysis. [conference abstract]. Poster presented at American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting, March 2016, Denver, CO.

*13) Renna, M.E., Villier, A., O'Toole, M.S., Fresco, D.M., Heimberg, R.G., Mennin D.S. (2016, March). The impact of changes in psychological symptoms associated with generalized anxiety disorder on self-reported physical health throughout Emotion Regulation Therapy. [conference abstract]. Poster presented for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

*12) Frederiksen, Y., O’Toole, M. S., Mehlsen, M., Elbaek, H. O., Hauge, B., Zachariae, R., & Ingerslev, J. (2015, March). The effect of expressive writing intervention for infertile couples: a randomized controlled trial [conference abstract]. Psychosomatic Medicine, 77, A-65. Oral presentation at the 73rd annual meeting in American Psychosomatic Society, Savannah, GA, USA.

*11) O’Toole, M. S., Mennin, D. S., Hougaard, E., Garcia, E., Zachariae, R., & Rosenberg, N. K. (2014, April). Cognitive and emotion regulation change processes in cognitive behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder [conference abstract]. Poster presented at the inaugural conference for The Society for Affective Science, Bethesda, Washington DC, USA.

*10) Garcia, E., Seeley, S. H., Fonesca, L., Quintero, J. M., O’Toole, M. S., Mennin, D. S. (2014, March). Positive self-referential processing modulates electrocortical responses to emotional stimuli [conference abstract]. Poster presented at The Anxiety and Depression Conference, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Chicago, IL, USA.

*9) O’Toole, M. S., Watson, K., Rosenberg, N. K., & Berntsen, D. (2012, Nov). Angstfulde erindringer hos angstpatienter [conference abstract]. Poster session presented at Psykiatriens 7. Forskningsdag, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Danmark.

*8) O’Toole, M. S., Pedersen, A. D., Hougaard, E., & Rosenberg, N. K. (2012, September). The effect of stress and emotion suppression on neuropsychological performance: A comparison between patients with social anxiety disorder and healthy controls. Oral presentation at the 42nd Annual EABCT Congress, Geneva, Switzerland.

*7) O’Toole, M. S., Watson, K., Rosenberg, N. K., & Berntsen, D. (2012, June). Anxious memories in anxiety disorder outpatients: The impact of cognitive behavioral therapy on perceived centrality of event and psychological trauma. [conference abstract]. Poster session presented at Clinical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory, Aarhus University, Denmark.

*6) O’Toole, M. S. (2011, Nov). Meta-analyse af sammenhængen mellem social angst og emotionsforståelse [conference abstract]. Poster session presented at Psykiatriens 6. Forskningsdag, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.

*5) O’Toole, M. S. (2011, Sept). Emotion knowledge and social anxiety disorder: A meta-analysis [conference abstract]. Oral presentation at the 41st Annual EABCT Congress, Reykjavik, Island.

*4) O’Toole, M. S. (2010, Nov). Socialfobi: Om sammenhængen mellem emotionsregulering, angst og kognitive dysfunktioner : Igangværende eksperimentelle studier [conference abstract]. Oral presentation at the Psykiatriens 6. Forskningsdag, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.

*3) Nørr, H., O'Toole, M. S. Hougaard, E. Arendt, M. (2010, Nov). Sværhedsgraden af angst og depression - en vigtig faktor for angstpatienters oplevelse af forældres opdragelsesstil [conference abstract]. Poster session presented at Psykiatriens 5. Forskningsdag, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.

*2) O’Toole, M. S. (2010, June) Emotion regulation in social anxiety disorder: Suppression of emotion and cognitive dysfunctions [conference abstract].Poster session presented at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Boston, USA.

*1) O'Toole, M. S. (2009, Nov). Emotion regulation in social anxiety disorder [conference abstract]. Poster session presented at Psykiatriens 4. Forskningsdag, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.