Dr. Randi McCabe

Portrait of Dr. Randi McCabe

Dr. Randi McCabe

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University; Registered Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Randi McCabe is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. She is a clinical psychologist and Director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic (ATRC ) at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton with over 20 years of experience in the field as a clinician, education, and researcher. 

Dr. McCabe is a passionate advocate of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She has written nine books to disseminate CBT to consumers and practitioners on a global level, with translations in many languages including Phobias: The Psychology of Irrational Fear, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Groups, 10 Simple Solutions to Panic, and Overcoming Your Animal and Insect Phobias. Dr. McCabe’s research has focused on psychopathology assessment including the development of the Diagnostic Research Assessment Tool (DART) as well as the development and evaluation of novel cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions. 

As Co-Chair of the Anxiety Disorders and OCD Quality Standards Advisory Committee for Health Quality Ontario, Dr. McCabe was responsible for overseeing the development of quality care standards rolled out to the province of Ontario. In recognition of her contributions to the field, Dr. McCabe was awarded Fellow status in the Canadian Psychological Association (2016), the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (2017), and the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (2018). She also received the Excellence in Hospital and Healthcare Psychology Award (2021) and the Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession of Psychology (2023) from the Canadian Psychological Association.