Cody Cane

MA, Doctoral Associate

Cody is a PhD candidate in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). Cody has experience providing assessment and treatment to individuals across multiple settings within the GTA. He is also involved in clinical research focused on trait-based approaches to understanding mental health and understanding the neural correlates of cognition and psychological disorders.

Cody has worked with adults who have struggled with a wide variety of concerns, including obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized and social anxiety, mood disorders (e.g., depression), body-focused repetitive behaviours, low motivation, low assertiveness, interpersonal struggles, troubles with public speaking, general stress management, school and workplace stress, and challenges with effective decision-making. Cody has also worked with individuals regarding interpersonal conflict and learning healthy communication patterns and interpersonal effectiveness skills. He has also worked with individuals to help them develop strong coping and relapse prevention skills.

In terms of OCD-related concerns, Cody has worked with individuals presenting with a wide range of concerns, including intrusive thoughts, worries, and compulsive behaviours, across a range of subtypes including contamination, relationships and intimacy, sexual intrusions, and various harm related OCDs.

Cody uses evidence-based treatments in his approach, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), exposure therapy and DBT informed interventions. Cody also uses inference-based CBT for OCD-related presentations.

Cody believes in a strength-based approach where he helps individuals identify what works best for them, so that they can take advantage of the skills they already have. He works with individuals to help them identify and meet their own goals. He also likes to help people understand how their brain works and how they can use this knowledge to better understand their struggles and improve their lives.

In his spare time, Cody enjoys exercising, reading, gaming, and spending time with his dog.

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Selected Publications / Presentations

Koudys, J. W., Cane, C., Nikolva, Y. S., & Ruocco, A. C. (2023). Transdiagnostic Impulsivity-Relevant Phenotypes and the Comorbidity of Personality Disorders with Substance and Alcohol Use Disorders. Current Addiction Reports, 10, 122-130.

Cane, C., Carcone, D., Gardhouse, K., Lee, A. C. H., & Ruocco, A. C. (2023). An exploratory study of functional brain activation underlying response inhibition in major depressive disorder and borderline personality disorder. PLoS ONE, 18(1), e0280215.

Cane, C., Lee, A. C. H., & Ruocco, A. C. (October 2021). Neural biomarkers of response inhibition in borderline personality disorder and major depressive disorder and associations with disinhibited personality traits. Poster presented at the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders 17th World Congress, Oslo, Norway (virtual).

Selected Professional Development

CBT for Health Anxiety and Fear of Death (2022). Half-Day workshop by Dr. Patricia Furer.

Affirmative CBT: What to know when working with LGBTQ+ clients (2022). Full-Day workshop by Dr. Christopher Martell.

Using CBT for Tricky Cases (2020). Half-day workshop by Dr. Steve Hollon.