Dr. Robert Selles, R. Psych.

Dr. Robert Selles is a Clinical Psychologist who works in a clinical research capacity with the Provincial OCD Program at BC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Selles is funded by the Scholars of Excellence Fellowship, which he was awarded by the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute in 2016 after being recruited to Vancouver by Dr. S. Evelyn Stewart. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Selles sees a small number of patients in private practice at Cornerstone Child and Family Psychology Clinic.


Studying with leaders in the field, Dr. Selles has considerable training, clinical expertise, and research activity, including a number of scientific publications in thee assessment and treatment of OCD, anxiety disorders, and repetitive behaviour disorders (e.g., tics, hair-pulling, skin-picking). Dr. Selles’ work focuses on improving treatment outcomes for youth through research on assessment and phenomenology, barriers to treatment, factors that predict improvement, effective components of treatment, supplements to treatment, family involvement, and dissemination of evidence-based treatment to the community.


Dr. Selles completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of South Florida under the mentorship of Dr. Eric Storch. He completed his residency in child-clinical psychology at Brown University which included rotations in the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center and Intensive OCD Program. Dr. Selles joined Anxiety Canada’s Scientific Advisory Committee in November 2017.