My name is Jennifer Monforton and I have just successfully defended my PhD in Clinical Psychology! As the very first graduate student in the Psychophysiology Lab, it’s been an exciting experience watching the lab expand and develop over the years. My primary research interest is the impact of cognition and emotion on the maintenance of anxiety disorders, particularly Social Anxiety Disorder. My dissertation examines the role of counterfactual thoughts and other forms of repetitive thinking on emotions such as guilt and regret in those with social anxiety. During this academic year, I am completing my pre-doctoral clinical internship at the University of Toronto’s Counselling and Psychological Services, which has been a challenging and rewarding pursuit to date. In my free time, I enjoy blogging, makeup artistry, hunting for vintage treasures, and spending time with my cat, Sadie.