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Melissa De Riggi, MA

  • Program: School/Applied Child Psychology
  • Research Interests: mental health in schools, non-suicidal self-injury
  • E-mail address: melissa.deriggi@mail.mcgill.ca

Awards


  • 2017-2020- Bourse de doctorat en recherche, Fonds Québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FRQSC, $20,000/year)
  • 2015–Ruth Hoyt Cameron Fellowship ($3000)
  • 2015–McGill Graduate Excellence Fellowship ($10,000)
  • 2015–McGill Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel (GREAT) Award ($500)
  • 2014 – McGill Graduate Excellence Fellowship ($1,950)
  • 2013 – McGill Graduate Excellence Fellowship ($7,500)

Publications


De Riggi, M. E., Lewis, S. P., Heath, N. L. (Submitted). Brief Report: Nonsuicidal self-injury in adolescence: Turning to the Internet for support. Counselling Psychology Quarterly.

De Riggi, M. E., Moumne, S., Heath, N. L., & Lewis, S. P. (2016). Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Our Schools: A Review and Research-Informed Guidelines for School Mental Health Professionals. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 1(22).

Heath, N. L., Carsley, D., De Riggi, M. E., Mills, D., & Mettler, J. (2016). The relationship between mindfulness, depressive symptoms and non-suicidal self-injury amongst adolescents. Archives of suicide research.

Conferences


Heath, N. L., Bloom, E., Finn, C., & De Riggi, M. E. (2016, July). Sharing the process of developing a school protocol for responding to NSSI in the schools: Critical components, unexpected challenges. Round table discussion presented the International School Psychology Association, ISPA, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

De Riggi, M. E., & Heath, N. L., Lewis, S. P., Mettler, J. (2016, June). Non-suicidal self-injury, online activity and emotional health among adolescents. Poster presented at the annual International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, ISSSS, Eau Claire, WI.

Mettler, J., De Riggi, M. E.,  Mills, D. & Heath, N. L. (2016, June). The relationship between factors of resilience and non-suicidal self-injury in adolescence. Poster presented at the annual International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, ISSSS, Eau Claire, WI.

Mills, D. J., Carsley, D., Mettler, J., De Riggi, M. E., & Heath, N. L. (2015, October). The role of mindfulness in predicting non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents. Poster presented at the annual convention of the International Association for Youth Mental Health, IAYMH, Montreal, QC.

Lewis, S.P., Heath, N.L., De Riggi, M.E. (2015, June). Helping school personnel address youth self-injury: A preliminary study. Symposium accepted to the International Association for Suicide Prevention, IASP, Montreal, Quebec.

De Riggi, M. E., Heath, N. L., & Lewis, S. P. (2015, February). Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and School Professionals. Poster presented at the annual National Association of School Psychologists Convention, NASP, Orlando, FL.

Fajnerova, S., De Riggi, M. E., & Heath, N. L. (2015, February). Working With Anxiety and Depression in Schools. Poster presented at the annual National Association of School Psychologists Convention, NASP, Orlando, FL.

De Riggi, M. E., Gholamrezaei, M., Mills, D. J., Shapiro, A. J., & Heath, N. L. (2014, August). Changes in adolescent negative coping strategies: Do you have to get worse before you get better? Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, APA, Washington, DC.

De Riggi, M. E., Heath, N. L., Lewis, S. P. (June, 2014). “I learned new strategies and a different way of understanding self-harm”: School Professionals’ Response to Non-Suicidal Self- Injury Training. Poster presented at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury Conference, Chicago, Il.

De Riggi, M. E., Shapiro, A. J., Gholamrezaei, M., & Heath, N. L. (2014, May). Supporting students with depression and anxiety in the classroom: Perceived challenges and barriers. Poster presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, CSSE, St.Catharines, ON.

Fajnerova, S., Gholamrezaei, M., De Riggi, M. E., & Heath, N. L. (2014, May). Navigating multiple cultures in adolescence: Relation between culture, stress and well-being during adjustment to high school. Poster presented at the Development 2014: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, Ottawa, ON.

Fajnerova, S., Gholamrezaei, M., De Riggi, M. E., & Heath, N. L. (2014, March). Relation between culture, stress and well-being during adjustment to high school. Paper presented at the 13th Annual EGSS Conference, Montreal, QC.

Shapiro, A. J., Roberts, E., De Riggi, M. E, & Heath, N. L. (2013, November). Effective stress management instruction for teens: What teachers should know. Workshop accepted for presentation at the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers annual Convention, QPAT, Montreal, QC.

De Riggi, M. E, Keough, M.T., Badawi, G., O’Connor, R.M.(2013, May).The behavioural activation system moderates the effect of anxiety sensitivity on drinking behaviour in undergraduate students. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, CACBT.

Workshops


Heath, N. L., De Riggi M. E., & Lewis, S. P. (2016, August). Best practice guidelines for response to non-suicidal self-injury in schools. Invited Workshop for Centre of Excellence on Mental Health, Montreal, Quebec.

De Riggi, M.E., Moumne, S., Joly, M., Roberts, E., & Heath, L.N. Teachers Identification of and Initial Response to Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (2014, November). Workshop accepted for presentation at the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers annual Convention, QPAT, Montreal, QC.

Shapiro, A. J., Roberts, E., De Riggi, M. E, & Heath, N. L. (2013, November). Effective stress management instruction for teens: What teachers should know. Workshop accepted for presentation at the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers annual Convention, QPAT, Montreal, QC.

 
 

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