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Michael Sornberger

Michael Sornberger, MA

  • Program: School/Applied Child Psychology
  • Research Interests: non-suicidal self-injury, gender, emotional difficulties and coping strategies, pathological video game use
  • E-mail address: michael.sornberger@mail.mcgill.ca

Awards

  • 2013-2014 – WOLFE Fellowship in Scientific and Technological Literacy ($6,000; Held)
  • 2012-2013 – Graduate Excellence Fellowship ($1,613.09; Held)
  • 2010-2014 – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Doctoral Research Fellowship (SSHRC, $20,000/year; Held)
  • May 2009 – Principal’s Graduate Fellowship, McGill University
  • April 2007- Governor’s Award, Dalhousie University

Publications

 Sornberger, M. J., Heath, N. L., Toste, J. R., & Smith, N. G. (2013). Non-suicidal self-injury, coping strategies, and sexual orientation. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69(6), 571-583. doi:10.1002/jclp.21947
Cornish, K. M., Sornberger, M. J., Dupasquier, M., & Wilding, J. (2012). Assessment of intellectual functioning in children and adolescents with differing neurodevelopmental disorders. In A. Majnemer (Ed.), Clinical and research measures for children with developmental disability: Framed by the ICF-CY. MacKeith Press.
Lewis, S. P., Heath, N. L., Sornberger, M. J., & Arbuthnott, A. (2012). Helpful or harmful? An examination of viewers’ responses to non-suicidal self-injury videos on YouTube. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(4), 380-385. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012.01.013
Sornberger, M. J., Heath, N. L., Toste, J. R., & McLouth, R. (2012). Non-suicidal self-injury and gender: Patterns of prevalence, methods, and locations among adolescents. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/j.1943-278X.2012.0088.x
Noble, R. N., Sornberger, M. J., Toste, J. R., Heath, N. L., & McLouth, R. (2012). Safety first: The role of trust and school safety in non-suicidal self-injury. McGill Journal of Education/Revue des Sciences de L’éducation de McGill, 46(3), 423-442. Retrieved from http://mje.mcgill.ca
Heath, N. L., Toste, J. R., Sornberger, M. J., & Wagner, C. (2011). Teachers’ perceptions of non-suicidal self-injury in the schools. School Mental Health, 3(1), 35-43. doi:10.1007/s12310-010-9043-4

Conferences

Mills, D. J., Heath, N. L., Sornberger, M. J., & Shapiro, A. J. (2014, June). Gender differences in the relationship between measures of video game use and self-perception. Poster session accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, CPA, Vancouver, BC.

Sornberger, M. J., Joly, M., Heath, N. L., & Lewis, S. P. (2012, June). What hath research wrought: Evaluating knowledge transfer of NSSI via online media. In A. Emery (Chair), New millennium media and non-suicidal self-injury: Implications for mental health professionals. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, CPA, Halifax, NS.

Noble, R. N., Sornberger, M. J., Arbuthnott, A. E., Lewis, S. P., & Heath, N. L. (2012, June). Talking back: An analysis of Youtube viewer feedback. In A. Emery (Chair), New millennium media and non-suicidal self-injury: Implications for mental health professionals. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, CPA, Halifax, NS.

Kapchinsky, S., Sornberger, M., Syncox, D., & Winer, L. (2012, June). Addressing the complexity of academic integrity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, STLHE, Montreal, QC.

Lafferty, E., Sornberger, M., Syncox, D., & Winer, L. (2012, June). The benefits of a graduate professional development program for the university community. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, STLHE, Montreal, QC.

Sornberger, M. J., Heath, N. L., & Lewis, S. P. (2011, June). The digital butterfly effect: Knowledge transfer and NSSI research. In S. P. Lewis & N. L. Heath (Chairs), NSSI on YouTube: New insights and future directions. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, ISSS, New York, NY.

Sornberger, M. J., Toste, J. R., Heath, N. L., & McLouth, R. (2011, June). NSSI and gender: An analysis of prevalence, methods and locations among adolescents and young adults. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, ISSS, New York, NY.

Duggan, J. M., Sornberger, M. J., Toste, J. R., & Heath, N. L. (2011, June). Examining the influence of body regard on indices of non-suicidal self-injury severity. Poster session presented at annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, CPA, Toronto, ON.

Heath, N. L., Sornberger, M. J., Duggan, J. M., Noble, R. N. (2010, June). Nonsuicidal Self-injury on YouTube: An examination of character videos. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, ISSS, Chicago, IL.

Duggan, J. M., Ormond, E. A., Sornberger, M. J., Toste, J. R., & Heath, N. L. (2010, June).Examining the role of body perception in non-suicidal self-injury. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, CPA, Winnipeg, MB.

MacPhee, S.-D., Christie, M., Sornberger, M. J., Toste, J. R., & Heath, N. L. (2010, June).  Comparison of self-perceptions in children and adolescents with and without ADHD.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, CPA, Winnipeg, MB.

Sornberger, M. J. , & Heath, N. L. ( 2010, June ). Stress and the city: A comparison of stress and coping between two different urban universities . In O. Heath (Chair), Stress and coping in first year university undergraduates. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, CPA, Winnipeg, MB.

Sornberger, M. J. , Noble, R. N., Heath, N. L., & McLouth, R. (2010, May). Scars, drugs, and alcohol: Non-suicidal self-injury and substance use among adolescents. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society annual convention, APS, Boston, MA.

Noble, R. N., Sornberger, M. J., Toste, J. R., & Heath, N. L. (2010, May). The Relationship Between Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Perceived School Safety. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education annual conference, CSSE, Montreal, QC.

Sornberger, M. J. , Noble, R. N., Toste, J. R., & Heath, N. L. (2010, March). The Importance of School Safety for Youth who Engage in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury. Paper presented at the annual Education Graduate Students’ Society conference, EGSS, Montreal, QC.

Sornberger, M. J., Toste, J. R., & Heath, N. L. (2010, March). Non-suicidal self-injury, coping strategies, and sexual orientation. Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists annual convention, NASP, Chicago, IL.

Sornberger, M. J., Toste, J. R., Heath, N. L., & Grouzet, F. (2009, November). College students’ coping behaviors: A multidimensional representation of non-suicidal self-injury. Poster session presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies annual convention, ABCT, New York, NY.

Sornberger, M. J. , Toste, J. R., Heath, N. L., & Ross, S. (2009, August). Comparing American and Canadian school counselors’ responses to non-suicidal self-injury. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association annual convention, APA, Toronto, ON.

Toste, J. R., Heath, N. L., Sornberger, M., & McLouth, R. (2009, August). Analysis of gender differences in non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents. In J. Green & M. Addis (Chairs), Non-suicidal self-injury in college and high school-aged males. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, APA, Toronto, ON.

Toste, J. R., Heath, N. L., Sornberger, M., & McLouth, R. (2009, June). Self-injury with and without suicidal ideation: Analysis of characteristics that differentiate groups of adolescents. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, ISSS, Stony Brook, NY.

Beettam, E. L., Sornberger, M. J., & Heath, N. L. (2009, June). A twenty-year frequency analysis of research and print media coverage of non-suicidal self-injury. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, CPA, Montreal, QC.

Toste, J. R., Sornberger, M., & Heath, N. L. (2009, June). How classroom working alliance contributes to the school satisfaction for students with and without learning disabilities. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, CPA, Montreal, QC.

Sornberger, M. J. , Toste, J. R., & Heath, N. L. (2009, March). Gender differences and similarities in adolescent non-suicidal self-injury. Paper presented at the annual Education Graduate Students’ Society conference, EGSS, Montreal, QC.

 
 

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