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Dr. Stephen T Ellenbogen

Dr. Stephen Ellenbogen

Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
Phone: (709) 864-2559

Dr. Ellenbogen joined the faculty in 2009. He is currently involved in research on the effects of maltreatment in youth, child protective services (CPS) delivery, health program evaluation, and social work education. His areas of teaching interest include research, theory, and human development.

In collaboration with Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, Dr. Ellenbogen was lead investigator in a recently completed evaluation of Family TIES, a family-centred intervention for maltreated youth with anger, aggression, and interconnected problems. Results are promising as positive changes in the youth and parents were observed. Past collaborative research done with Batshaw include a satisfaction survey and a study of neglect clients, the latter used to develop a guide to help inform the intervention planning of practitioners.

Dr. Ellenbogen is also currently working on a third article from his thesis, an exploration of whether aggressiveness is associated abuse-related shame, guilt and blame in a CPS-involved sample. The first two articles are published (Ellenbogen, Trocmé, & Wekerle, C. (2012, 2013). He is also involved in several ongoing research collaborations in the areas of child welfare and mental health.

In the past, Dr. Ellenbogen has published original research on school dropout, bereavement, program evaluation, and gambling. His clinical career spans two decades and includes experiences in both clinical and community settings. He has worked with youth in transition, youth in care, homeless men, unemployed adults, and other at-risk populations.

Dr. Stephen Ellenbogen received a Ph.D. of Social Work (2009) from McGill University. Earlier degrees include a M.Sc. in Social Work (1995) from Université de Montréal and a B.A. in Psychology (1987) from Concordia University.

Recent Publications

Ellenbogen, S., Trocmé, N., & Wekerle, C. (2013). The Relationship between Dimensions of Physical Abuse and Aggressive Behavior in a Child Protective Services Involved Sample of Adolescents. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 6(2), 91-105. doi: 10.1080/19361521.2013.781562

Ellenbogen, S., Trocmé, N., & Wekerle, C. (2012). Self-generated outcome expectancies concerning violence in intimate relationships: A comparison of aggressive and nonaggressive adolescents in a sample of child protective services users. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des Sciences du comportement, 44(4), 300-307. doi: 10.1037/a0028690

Ellenbogen, S., Jacobs, D., Derevensky, J., Gupta, R., & Paskus, T. (2008). Gambling behavior among college student-athletes. Journal of Applied Sports Psychology 20(3), 349-362.

Ellenbogen, S., Gupta, R., & Derevensky, J. (2007). A cross-cultural study of gambling behavior among adolescents. Journal of Gambling Studies, 23(1), 25-39.

Ellenbogen, S., Derevensky, J., & Gupta, R. (2007). Gender differences among adolescents with gambling-related problems. Journal of Gambling Studies, 23(2), 133-143.

Lussier, I., Derevensky, J., Gupta, R., Bergevin, T., & Ellenbogen, S. (2007). Youth gambling behaviors: An examination of the role of resilience. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 21(2), 165-173.

Gupta, R., Derevensky, J., & Ellenbogen, S. (2006). Personality characteristics and risk-taking tendencies among adolescent gamblers. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 38(3), 201-213.

Wright, R., John, L., Ellenbogen S., Offord, D., Duku, E.K. & Rowe, W. (2006). Effect of a structured arts program on the psychosocial functioning of youth from low-income communities: findings from a Canadian longitudinal study. Journal of Early Adolescence, 26(2), 186-205.