Dr. Stephen T Ellenbogen
School of Social Work
Phone: (709) 864-2559
Dr. Stephen Ellenbogen recently received his 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.
Prior to joining the Memorial faculty in 2009, Dr. Ellenbogen has taught research methods, statistics, and human development. Having extensive knowledge in statistics and quantitative methodology, he has acted as consultant to professors, graduate students, and administrators in various academic and parapublic institutions. Dr. Ellenbogen also shares his expertise in child welfare issues, working as a knowledge broker for the MAP-KT team in Toronto.
Dr. Ellenbogen is an active member of the Centre for Research on Children and Families at McGill University. As lead investigator, he is participating in a systematic assessment of Family TIES, a family-centred intervention geared to help maltreated youth with aggression and anger-related problems. This joint venture also involves the participation of a Montreal youth protection organization: Batshaw youth and Family services. He is also co-investigator on two other Memorial-McGill-Batshaw collaborations. The first is an assessment of whether youth protection clients are satisfied with the intervention plan and the services they receive. The second is an effort to draw a detailed portrait of neglect clients using qualitative and quantitative techniques. See http://www.mcgill.ca/crcf/people/members/sellenbogen/ for more information.
Specializing in adolescence and youth issues, Dr. Ellenbogen has authored publications on diverse topics such as school dropout, bereavement, program evaluation, and gambling. He has extensive community work and outreach experience. His clientele included youth in care, homeless, unemployed, and other at-risk populations. For his doctoral dissertation, Dr. Ellenbogen explored the relationship between child maltreatment, adjustment indicators, and later aggression problems.
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 behavioramong 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.