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ANXIETY DISORDER CLINIC

Peter J. Norton, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Director, Anxiety Disorder Clinic

Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2003

Predoctoral Internship (Clinical Psychology) UBC Hospital 2003

M.A. (Clinical Psychology) University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2000

M.Sc. (Sport & Exercise Psychology) University of Western Australia 1997

B.A. (Psychology) University of Winnipeg 1995

Dr. Norton is Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston, and Director of the Anxiety Disorder Clinic, a specialty treatment and research center located within the University of Houston's Psychological Research and Services Center. He joined the UH faculty in 2003 after graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and completing his predoctoral residency at University of British Columbia Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. Previously, Dr. Norton obtained a Master's degree in Sports Psychology from the University of Western Australia. He has authored roughly 100 research papers that have been published or are being considered for publication, mostly on the topics of anxiety disorders or chronic pain, and has delivered many presentations or workshops. He has received awards and grants from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Houston, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and American Psychological Association for his work on studying and treating anxiety. He recently completed 5-year research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct research on group treatments for anxiety disorders.  

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PUBLICATIONS – JOURNAL ARTICLES (* indicates non-peer reviewed papers)

Books

  • Antony, M. M. & Norton, P. J. (2009). The anti-anxiety workbook: Proven strategies to overcome worry, phobias, panic, and obsessions. New York: Guilford.
    • [Dutch trans. Netherlands: Hogrefe.]
    • [Korean Trans. Seoul, Korea: Sigma Press.]
    • [Italian Trans. Cervia, Italy: Eifis Editore.]
  • Nangle, D. W., Hansen, D. J., Erdley, C. A., & Norton, P. J. (Eds.). (2009). Practitioner's guide to empirically based measures of social skills. New York: Springer.
  • Norton, P. J. (2012). Group cognitive-behavioral therapy of anxiety: A transdiagnostic treatment manual. New York: Guilford.

In Press

  • Barrera, T. L., Smith, A. H., & Norton, P. J. (in press). Transdiagnostic CBT for anxiety disorders. In P. M. G. Emmelkamp & T. Ehring (Eds.), Wiley Handbook of Anxiety Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice (Vol. II). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Smith, A. H., Gilts, C., & Norton, P. J. (in press). Alternatives to disorder-specific assessment: A transdiagnostic perspective. In D. A. Clark & G. P. Brown (Eds.), Cognitive Therapy Assessment, Diagnosis and Case Formulation. New York: Guilford.
  • Szafranski, D. D., Talkovsky, A. M., Farris, S. G., & Norton, P. J. (in press). Comorbidity and social anxiety disorder. In J. W. Weeks (Ed.), Handbook of Social Anxiety Disorder. New York: Wiley.

2013

  • Chamberlain, L. D. & Norton, P. J. (2013). The impact of diagnostic heterogeneity on outcomes in transdiagnostic group CBT for anxiety. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 42, 56-63.
  • Mathew, A. R., Chamberlain, L. D., Szafranski, D., Smith, A., & Norton, P. J. (2013). Prognostic indicators of treatment response for adults with anxiety. In E. A. Storch & D. McKay (Eds.), Handbook of Treating Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders (pp. 23-35). New York: Springer.
  • Mathew, A. R., Robinson, J. D., Norton, P. J., Brown, R. A., Cinciripini, P. M., & Blalock, J. A. (in press). Affective trajectories before and after a quit attempt in smokers with current depressive disorders. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15, 1807-1815.
  • Norton, P. J., Barrera, T. L., Mathew, A. R., Chamberlain, L. D., Szafranski, D. D., Reddy, R., & Smith, A. H. (2013). Effect of transdiagnostic CBT for anxiety on comorbid diagnoses. Depression and Anxiety, 30, 168-173.
  • Norton, P. J. & Klenck, S. C. (2013). Anxiety disorders (pp. 39-43). In H. Pashler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the mind. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference.
  • Smith, A. H., Norton, P. J., & McLean, C. P. (2013). Client perceptions of therapy component helpfulness in group cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69, 229-239.

2012

  • Norton, P. J. (2012). A randomized clinical trial of transdiagnostic CBT for anxiety disorder by comparison to relaxation training. Behavior Therapy, 43, 506-517.
  • Norton, P. J. (2012). Transdiagnostic CBT for anxiety disorders: Efficacy, acceptability, and beyond. Revista de Psicopatologia y Psicologia Clinica, 17, 205-217.
  • Norton, P. J. & Barrera, T. L. (2012). Transdiagnostic versus diagnosis-specific CBT for anxiety disorders: A preliminary randomized controlled trial. Depression and Anxiety, 29, 874-882.
  • Szafranski, D. D., Barrera, T. L., & Norton, P. J. (2012). Test Anxiety Inventory: 30 years later. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 25, 667-677.

2011

  • Barrera, T. L. & Norton, P. J. (2011). The appraisal of intrusive thoughts in relation to obsessional-compulsive symptoms. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 40, 98-110.
  • Buckner, J. D. Zvolensky, M. J., Smits, J. A. J., Norton, P. J., Crosby, R. D., Wonderlich, S. A., & Schmidt, N. B. (2011). Anxiety sensitivity and marijuana use: An analysis from ecological momentary assessment. Depression and Anxiety, 28, 420-426.
  • Mathew, A. R., Norton, P. J., Zvolensky, M. J., Buckner, J. D., & Smits, J. A. J. (2011). Smoking behavior and alcohol consumption in individuals with panic attacks. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 25, 61-70.
  • Norton, P. J. (2011, Spring). Risk factors in the development of anxiety disorders: Negative affectivity. Strides (Newsletter of the Anxiety Disorder Association of British Columbia).
  • Norton, P. J., Hayes, S. A., & Klenck, S. C. (2011). What happens in session doesn't stay in session: Changes within exposures predict subsequent improvement and dropout. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 654-660.
  • Zvolensky, M. J., Buckner, J. D., Norton, P. J., & Smits, J. A. J. (2011). Anxiety, substance use, and their co-occurrence: Advances in clinical science. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 25, 3-6.

2010

  • Barrera, T. L., Wilson, K. P., & Norton, P. J. (2010). The experience of panic symptoms across racial groups. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 873-878.
  • Garnaat, S. & Norton, P. J. (2010). Factor structure and measurement invariance of the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale across four racial/ethnic groups. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 724-728.
  • Grills, A. E., Norton, P. J., & Ollendick, T. H. (2010). A longitudinal examination of factors influencing anxiety during the transition to middle school. Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 23, 493-513.
  • Norton, P. J., Klenck, S. C., & Barrera, T. L. (2010). Sudden changes during cognitive behavioral group therapy for anxiety disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 887-892.
  • Norton, P. J. & Robinson, C. M. (2010). Development and evaluation of the Anxiety Disorder Diagnostic Questionnaire. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 39, 137-149.
  • Robinson, C. M., Klenck, S. C., & Norton, P. J. (2010). Psychometric properties of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Questionnaire for DSM-IV among four racial groups. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 39, 251-261.

2009

  • Antony, M. M. & Norton, P. J. (2009). The anti-anxiety workbook: Proven strategies to overcome worry, phobias, panic, and obsessions. New York: Guilford.
  • Barrera, T. L. & Norton, P. J. (2009). Quality of life across panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 1086-1090.
  • Nangle, D. W., Hansen, D. J., Erdley, C. A., & Norton, P. J. (Eds.). (2009). Practitioner's guide to empirically based measures of social skills. New York: Springer.
  • Norton, P. J. ( 2009 ). Integrated psychological treatment of multiple anxiety disorders. In: M. M. Antony and M. B. Stein (Eds.), Handbook of anxiety and the anxiety disorders. New York: Oxford.
  • Norton, P. J. (2009). Social anxiety and withdrawal. In Nangle, D. W., Hansen, D. J., Erdley, C. A., & Norton, P. J. (Eds.), Practitioner's guide to empirically based measures of social skills (pp. 167-178). New York: Springer.
  • Norton, P. J., Grills-Taquechel, A. E., & Raouf, M. (2009). Assessing adults. In Nangle, D. W., Hansen, D. J., Erdley, C. A., & Norton, P. J. (Eds.), Practitioner's guide to empirically based measures of social skills (pp. 87-98). New York: Springer.
  • Norton, P. J., Washington, C., Peters, J. E., & Hayes, S. A. (2009). Diversity considerations. In Nangle, D. W., Hansen, D. J., Erdley, C. A., & Norton, P. J. (Eds.), Practitioner's guide to empirically based measures of social skills (pp. 135-154). New York: Springer.
  • Norton, P. J. & Weeks, J. W. (2009). A multi-ethnic examination of socio-evaluative fears. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 904-908.
  • Norton, P. J. & Weiss, B. J. (2009). The role of courageousness on behavioral approach in a fear-eliciting situation. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 212-217.
  • McEvoy, P. M., Nathan, P., & Norton, P. J. (2009). Efficacy of transdiagnostic treatments: A review of published outcome studies and future research directions. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 23, 27-40.
  • Paukert, A. L. & Norton, P. J. (2009). Adult measures – Self-report measures of social skills. In Nangle, D. W., Hansen, D. J., Erdley, C. A., & Norton, P. J. (Eds.), Practitioner's guide to empirically based measures of social skills (pp. 384-402). New York: Springer.
  • Pettit, J. W., Temple, S., Norton, P. J., Yaroslavsky, I., Grover, K. E., Morgan, S. T., & Schatte, D. J. (2009). Thought suppression and suicidal ideation: Preliminary evidence in support of a robust association. Depression & Anxiety, 26, 758-763.
  • Sears, K. C. & Norton, P. J. (2009). Adult measures – Analogue observational measures of social skills. In Nangle, D. W., Hansen, D. J., Erdley, C. A., & Norton, P. J. (Eds.), Practitioner's guide to empirically based measures of social skills (pp. 403-413). New York: Springer.
  • Weeks, J. W., Norton, P. J., & Heimberg, R. J. (2009). Exploring the latent structure of two cognitive components of social anxiety: Taxometric analyses of fears or negative and positive evaluation. Depression and Anxiety, 26, E40-E48.
  • Weeks, J. W., Rodebaugh, T. L., Heimberg, R. J., Norton, P. J., & Jakatdar, T. A. (2009). “To avoid evaluation, withdraw”: Fears of evaluation and depressive cognitions lead to social anxiety and submissive withdrawal. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33, 375-389.

2008

  • Norton, P. J. (2008). An open trial of a transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral group therapy for anxiety disorder. Behavior Therapy, 39, 242-250.
  • Norton, P. J. (2008). Much ado? A reply to Hofmann and Smits. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196, 717-718.
  • Norton, P. J. (2008). Integrated psychological treatment of multiple anxiety disorders. In: M. M. Antony and M. B. Stein (Eds.), Handbook of anxiety and the anxiety disorders. New York: Oxford.
  • Norton, P. J., Hayes, S. A., & Springer, J. R. (2008). Transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral group therapy for anxiety: Outcome and process. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 1, 266-279.
  • Norton, P. J. & Hope, D. A. (2008). The “Anxiety Treatment Protocol”: A Group Case Study Demonstration of a Transdiagnostic Group CBT for Anxiety Disorders. Clinical Case Studies, 7, 538-554.
  • Norton, P. J. & Philipp, L. M. (2008). Transdiagnostic approaches to the treatment of anxiety disorders: A meta-analytic review. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, and Training, 45, 214-226.
  • Norton, P. J., Temple, S. R., & Pettit, J. W. (2008). Suicidal ideation and anxiety disorders: Elevated risk or artifact of negative affect and comorbid depression? Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 39, 515-525.
  • Norton, P. J., Zvolensky, M. J., Bonn-Miller, M. O., Cox, B. J., & Norton, G. R. (2008). Use of the PAQ-IV to assess nonclinical panic attacks and limited symptom panic attacks in student and community samples. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22, 1159-1171.
  • Norton, G. R., Norton, P. J., & Cox, B. J. (2008). Panic spectrum disorders and substance use. In S. Stewart and P. J. Conrod (Eds.), Anxiety and substance use disorders: The vicious cycle of comorbidity. New York: Springer.
  • Philipp, L. M., Washington, C., Raouf, M., & Norton, P. J. (2008). Cross-cultural examination of the Tripartite Model in adults. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 37, 221-232.
  • Washington, C. S., Norton, P. J., & Temple, S. R. (2008). Obsessive-compulsive symptoms and obsessive compulsive disorder: A multi-racial analysis of a student population. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196, 456-461.
  • Weeks, J. W., Heimberg, R. J., Rodebaugh, T. L., & Norton, P. J. (2008). Exploring the relationship between fear of positive evaluation and social anxiety. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22, 386-400.

2007

  • Bernstein, A., Zvolensky, M. J., Norton, P. J., Schmidt, N. B., Taylor, S., Forsyth, J., Lewis, S., Feldner, M. T., & Leen-Feldner, E. (2007). Taxometric and factor analytic models of anxiety sensitivity: Integrating approaches to latent structural research. Psychological Assessment, 19, 74-87.
  • Carleton, R. N.,  Norton, P. J., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2007). Fearing the unknown: A short version of the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale (IUS-12). Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 21, 105-117.
  • Nicholson, R. A., Houle, T. T., Rhudy, J. L., & Norton, P. J. (2007). Psychological risk factors in headache. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 47, 413-426.
  • Norton, P. J. (2007). Depression Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS): Psychometric analysis across four racial groups. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping: An International Journal, 20, 253-265.
  • Norton, P. J., & Mehta, P. D. (2007). Hierarchical model of vulnerabilities for emotional disorders. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 36, 240-254.
  • Norton, P. J. & Price, E. P. (2007). A meta-analytic review of cognitive-behavioral treatment outcome across the anxiety disorders. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 195, 521-531.
  • Vujanovic, A. A., Arrindell, W. A., Bernstein, A., Norton, P. J., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2007). Sixteen-item Anxiety Sensitivity Index: Confirmatory factor analytic evidence, internal consistency, and construct validity in a young adult sample from The Netherlands. Assessment, 14, 129-143.

2006

  • Carleton, R. N.,  McCreary, D. R.,  Norton, P. J., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2006). Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale, Revised. Depression and Anxiety, 23, 297-303.
  • Norton, P. J. (2006). Toward a clinically-oriented model of anxiety disorders. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 35, 88-105.
  • Norton, P. J. (2006). Diagnostic measures and underlying constructs: An analysis of correspondence in the anxiety disorders. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping: An International Journal, 19, 227-239.
  • * Norton, P. J. (2006, Fall). Social anxiety disorder. Strides (Newsletter of the Anxiety Disorder Association of British Columbia).

2005

  • Ham, L. S., Stewart, S. H., Norton, P. J., & Hope, D. A. (2005). Psychometric assessment of the comprehensive effects of alcohol questionnaire: Comparing a brief version to the original full scale. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 27, 141-158.
  • Norton, P. J. (2005). A psychometric analysis of the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale among four racial groups. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 19, 699-707.
  • Norton, P. J. & Hope, D. A. (2005). Preliminary evaluation of a broad-spectrum cognitive-behavioral group therapy for anxiety. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 36, 79-97.
  • Norton, P. J., Sexton, K. A., Walker, J. R., & Norton, G. R. (2005). Hierarchical model of vulnerabilities for anxiety: Replication and extension with a clinical sample. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 34, 49-63.

2004

  • Asmundson, G. J. G., Norton, P. J., & Vlaeyen, J. W. S. (2004). Fear-avoidance models of chronic pain: An overview. In G. J. G. Asmundson, J. W. S. Vlaeyen, & G. Crombez, (Eds.), Understanding and Treating Fear of Pain (pp. 3-24). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • * Norton, P. J. (2004, Spring). New directions in CBT: A transdiagnostic approach to anxiety treatment. On Track (Newsletter of the Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba).
  • Norton, P. J. & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2004). Anxiety sensitivity, fear, and avoidance behavior in headache pain. Pain, 111, 218-223.
  • Norton, P. J., De Coteau, T. J., Hope, D. A., & Anderson, J. A. (2004). The factor structure of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index among Northern Plains Native Americans. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 42, 241-247.
  • Norton, P. J., Hayes, S. A., & Hope, D. A. (2004). Effects of a transdiagnostic group treatment for anxiety on secondary depressive disorders. Depression and Anxiety, 20, 198-202.
  • Norton, P. J., Hope, D. A., & Weeks, J. W. (2004). Social anxiety and athletic behavior: Development and psychometric analysis of the Physical Activity and Social Anxiety Scale (PASAS). Anxiety, Stress, and Coping: An International Journal, 17, 363-383.
  • Norton, P. J., Reid, T., McIntyre, M., & Norton, G. R. (2004). Anxiety sensitivity and fear of pain in acute pain: Mediator or moderator effects? [Peer-reviewed letter] Pain Research & Management, 9, 100-101.
  • Norton, P. J. & Whittal, M. L. (2004). Thematic similarity and clinical outcome in group treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 20, 195-197.

2003

  • * Norton, P. J., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2003). The fear-anxiety-avoidance model of chronic musculoskeletal pain. Physiotherapy Pain Association News, 16, 18-20.
  • Norton, P. J. & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2003). Amending the fear-avoidance model of chronic pain: What is the role of physiological arousal? Behavior Therapy, 34, 17-30.
  • Sexton, K. A., Norton, P. J., Walker, J. R., & Norton, G. R. (2003). A hierarchical model of generalized and specific vulnerabilities in anxiety. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 32, 82-94.

2001

  • Asmundson, G. J. G., Wright, K. D., Norton, P. J. & Veloso, F. (2001). Anxiety sensitivity and other emotionality traits in predicting headache medication use in patients with recurring headaches – Implications for abuse and dependency. Addictive Behaviors, 26, 827-840.
  • Norton, P. J. & Hope, D. A. (2001). Kernels of truth and distorted perceptions: Self and other ratings of social anxiety and performance. Behavior Therapy, 32, 765-786.
  • Norton, P. J. & Hope, D. A. (2001). Analogue observational methods in the assessment of social functioning in adults. Psychological Assessment, 13, 59-72.

2000

  • Norton, P. J., Asmundson, G. J. G., Cox, B. J., & Norton G. R. (2000). Future directions in anxiety disorders: Profiles and perspectives of leading contributors. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 14, 69-95.
  • Norton, P. J., Burns, J. A., Hope, D. A., & Bauer, B. K. (2000). Generalization of social anxiety to sporting and athletic situations: Gender, sports involvement, and parental pressure. Depression and Anxiety, 12, 193-202.

1999

  • Asmundson, G. J. G., Norton, P. J., & Norton, G. R. (1999). Beyond pain: The role of fear and avoidance in chronicity. Clinical Psychology Review, 19, 97-119.
  • Asmundson, G. J. G., Norton, P. J., & Veloso, F. (1999). Anxiety sensitivity and fear of pain in patients with recurring headaches. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 37, 703-713.
  • Grove, J. R., Norton, P. J., Van Raalte, J. L., & Brewer, B. W. (1999). Stages of change as an outcome measure in the evaluation of mental skills training programs. The Sport Psychologist, 13, 107-116.
  • Hoffman, C., Boyd, M., Briere, B., Loos, F., & Norton, P. J. (1999). Evaluation of three brands of tympanic thermometer. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 31, 117-131.
  • Norton, G. R., Pidlubny, S. R., & Norton, P. J. (1999). Predicting panic attacks and related variables. Behavior Therapy, 30, 321-332.
  • Norton, G. R., Norton, P. J., Asmundson, G. J. G., Thompson, L. A., & Larsen, D. K. (1999). Neurotic butterflies in my stomach: The role of anxiety, anxiety sensitivity, and depression in functional gastrointestinal disorders. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 47, 233-240.
  • Norton, G. R., Norton, P. J., Walker, J. R., Stein, M. B., & Cox, B. J. (1999). A comparison of patients with and without nocturnal panic. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 30, 37-44.
  • Norton, G. R., Buhr, K., Cox, B. J., Norton, P. J., & Walker, J. R. (1999). The role of depressive versus anxiety related cognitive factors in social anxiety. Personality and Individual Differences, 28, 309-314.
  • Norton, P. J., Asmundson, G. J. G., Norton, G. R., & Craig, K. D. (1999). Growing pain: Ten-year research trends in the study of chronic pain and headache. Pain, 79, 59-65.
  • Norton, P. J., Norton, G. R., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (1999). Under the microscope: Thoughts and perspectives of the recipients of the first annual CPA President's New Researcher Award. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, 40, 39-46.

1998

  • Asmundson, G. J. G., Norton, G. R., Allerdings, M. D., Norton, P. J., & Larsen, D. K. (1998). Post-traumatic stress disorder and work-related injury. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 12, 57-69.

1996

  • * McDonald, N., Norton, P., Ross, H., Sanderson, S., & Scholz, L. (1996). The novice perspective. The Australian Sporting Mind, 5 (2), 8.

 

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