All services are provided by Dr. Robert Selles, a Registered Psychologist in the province of British Columbia (#2352).
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 over 35 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, a psychologist at BC Children’s Hospital, and a research associate with the University of British Columbia. He maintains professional memberships with the International OCD Foundation, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Select Recent Activities
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.
Selles RR, Hojgaard DRMA, Ivarsson T ... Stewart SE. (2020). Avoidance, insight, impairment recognition concordance, and cognitive behavioral therapy outcomes in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 59, 650-659.