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All services are provided by Dr. Robert Selles, a Registered Psychologist in the province of British Columbia (#2352).

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Knowledge & Expertise

Dr. Selles received his PhD from the University of South Florida and completed clinical residency at Brown University. He also completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the Provincial OCD Program at the University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital.

Training and collaborating with leaders in the field and working across outpatient, intensive, and inpatient settings, Dr. Selles has extensive clinical expertise in the assessment and treatment of mental health concerns in young people, particularly OCD, anxiety disorders, tic disorders, and BFRBs.

As a clinical researcher, Dr. Selles has published nearly 40 scientific articles regarding these conditions, their impacts on youth and families, and optimal approaches to treatment. 

Compassion & Connection

Dr. Selles values building collaborative relationships with people that help them feel supported and empowered. Like all humans, he experiences emotions like happiness, anxiety, sadness, doubt, and frustration. While he does many things well, Dr. Selles also makes mistakes and needs support from others sometimes. He doesn’t have everything figured out and he tries his best at living a meaningful life.

Helping people find and prioritize their passions in ways that enhance their quality of life is also important to Dr. Selles. In his own life, he values time with loved ones and is passionate about recreation, exploration, and creative expression. Dr. Selles enjoys making music, hiking, photography, cycling, skiing/snowboarding, dancing, watching media, playing video games, reading fiction, and traveling, in his free time.   

In addition to his work with HeadQuarters, Dr. Selles serves as a scientific advisory committee member for Anxiety Canada and a clinical instructor in the Psychiatry Department at the University of British Columbia.

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Select Recent Activities

Public Advocacy: 

  1. Canadian Men's Health Foundation Panel on Parenting with Anxiety and Parenting a Child with Anxiety 

  2. Professional Webinar for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America - Managing Barriers to Reduce Family Accommodation in Pediatric OCD

  3. Q&A with BC Children's Hospital Research Institute - The Challenges of Treating OCD in Children

  4. Featured Guest on Episode of CBC Radio Show Now or Never  - Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 


  1. Selles RR, Best JR, Lu CM, Soreni N, Bullard C, Farrell LJ, Mathieu S, Stewart SE. (2023). Challenges of insight assessment in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder: Initial results and clinical considerations from a measure development study. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 36.

  2. Farrell LJ, Nabinger de Diaz NA, Mathieu S, McKenzie ML, Miyamoto T, Donovan CL, Waters AM, March S, Bothma N, Kroon R, Simcock G, Ware RS, Selles RR, Storch EA, & Ollendick T. (2022). FAST CBT for Paediatric OCD: A multiple-baseline controlled pilot trial of parent training in exposure and response prevention delivered via telehealth. Frontiers in Psychiatry.

  3. Selles RR, Naqqash Z, Best JR ... Stewart SE. (2021). Effects of treatment setting on outcomes of flexibly-dosed intensive cognitive behavioral therapy for pediatric OCD: A randomized controlled pilot trial. Frontiers in Psychiatry: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

  4. Selles RR, Best JR, & Stewart SE. (2020). Family profiles in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, 27.

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